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Superintendent, Electric Systems – Electric Division, Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities

Position Category: Engineering

This full-time position directs and manages operations and staff involved in planning and designing transmission and distribution systems for the electric division for the Department of Public Utilities.

Job duties:

  • Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies and procedures
  • Organizes, prioritizes and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to division director; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate
  • Manages and participates in the planning and designing of electric transmission and distribution systems; determines height, class and placement of poles for overhead circuits; determines location of pad mounted transformers and switch gear for underground circuits; determines location of conductors, and other transmission and distribution equipment; manages rights-of-way maintenance contracts; and manages data updates to Geographic Information Systems and Computer Aided Drafting


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related field required
  • Five years of experience in planning and designing electrical systems, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job
  • Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver's license. Possession and maintenance of a South Carolina Professional Engineer's license is preferred

Deadline: September 27

How to apply: For a complete job description and list of qualifications, and an online application, visit

The Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the DPU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.