Danvers Electric
April 15, 2022
1 Burroughs St, Danvers, MA
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The Town of Danvers - Electric Division seeks applications for the full-time benefitted position of Systems Engineer or well qualified/senior Distribution Engineer. Danvers Electric is the first Municipal Light Plant in Massachusetts and has been committed to providing high quality, reliable and affordable electricity to our customers since 1889. Currently our service territory has over 13,000 residential and commercial customers and a system peak of 82MW.


We own and operate a 23kV and 5kV smart grid and were one of the first recipients of the SGIG:


We strive for operational and customer service excellence through the efforts of town officials and our dedicated employees.

The Senior Distribution/Systems Engineer designs and manages the Town’s overhead, underground, and substation distribution projects. This individual performs short and long-range planning studies and makes system reliability improvement recommendations.  This person also will serve as Control Authority and is responsible for system restoration and writing/executing switching orders.

Additional Salary Information: This position works 35 hours per week. Union position (Grade 27X) pay scale starting at $109,622 annually, with the ability to move through scale (via step system) to the max step at $142,214. Hiring range DOQ. Once qualified to serve as Control Authority will receive weekly stipend for serving within the on-call rotation. Average on-call responsibility ranges 10-13 weeks annually at current bargained rate of $750/week. Excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance with employer contribution to premium.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution is required, with a concentration in Power Systems preferred; Seven to ten years of electrical distribution experience.
  • Although qualified Systems Engineer applicants are preferred, the Town will consider well-qualified Senior Distribution Engineer applicants with 5-7 years relevant experience as well.
  • Three years of experience in project management required; Five years preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain Red Tag and High Voltage qualification as determined by the Utility Director within 6 months from date of hire. Must be able to qualify for and function as the Control Authority, as determined by the Utility Director, for the electric distribution system, within one year of the year immediately following Red Tag and High Voltage qualification. This time frame may be extended by the Utility Director under certain circumstances.
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