Electric Grid Partners, LLC (EGP) is seeking engineers and other experienced utility professionals to fill the role of Damage Assessor during storm events for EGP’s client investor-owned electric utilities. This role is part-time and usually coincides with major and destructive weather events in New England.
The ideal candidate may be actively employed or retired with the flexibility to respond to storm events given short notice. There is no expectation or requirement for the potential candidate to respond to an event. EGP maintains a pool of damage assessors, both actively employed and retired to respond to events. This allows the potential candidate the option to respond to events when available.
EGP is built around a team of public power professionals that share the same values and commitment to keep the lights on. Our experienced staff allows us to do just that and to expand our reach beyond our borders to help other communities and utilities in need during devastating weather events.
Damage Assessors are responsible for responding to no power calls and reports of damage that have been communicated to EGP’s client electric utilities. Damage Assessors are assigned and dispatched to locations, as directed by the Damage Assessor Coordinator.
Damage Assessors are expected to:
- Discuss availability with the Damage Assessor Coordinator during potential weather events.
- Be able to mobilize quickly to deploy to an event when available.
- Check all personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies, and other necessities to assess hazardous conditions.
- Be outfitted with clothing for weather conditions and any personal needs for multiple days away from home.
- Report to Damage Assessor Coordinator for assignments.
- Report damage of electrical distribution components with the ability to distinguish between primary and secondary electrical facilities.
- Identify and report damage to electric distribution equipment including but not limited to utility poles, transformers, fusing, reclosers, regulators, different types of primary switches, secondary services, etc.
- Identify between electrical and telecommunications facilities and document and report damage accordingly.
- Read and follow electrical distribution circuit maps.
- Request appropriate electrical line construction crew types needed for the job.
- Participate in After Action Review(s) as needed.
- Perform other similar duties for which the employee may be qualified.
Must be Active or Retired Qualified Electrical Worker with experience performing damage assessment for an electric utility. Qualified electrical workers, especially those that are retired or have flexibility in their schedules are preferred.
Ability and knowledge to perform job description.
Ability to use a smart phone and other smart tablet devices along with the ability to use a mobile browser and other basic mobile apps.
Possess active Class D Driver's License along with a reliable 4x4 vehicle. Damage Assessors are expected to use their own vehicles. (Reimbursement for miles available)
Must be an English-speaking U.S. citizen with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Employees may perform other related duties as required.
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