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Superintendent, Electric Power, Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities

Position Category: Utilities

Position hours: Full-time position, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

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
  • Manages, coordinates and participates in preventative and emergency maintenance and repairs of electric plants, sub-stations and related components: diagnoses, evaluates, and implements corrective actions to remedy problems and outages; removes equipment from service; and performs maintenance and repairs, clearance, and grounding of equipment. Manages high voltage switching: writes and approves switching orders; dispatches personnel; and monitors switching activities to ensure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Manages and coordinates construction of sub-stations and transmission lines: manages construction projects; coordinates the preparation of drawings, construction documents, and cost estimates for each project; ensures project has been verified and coordinated with the work of other sections; approves shop drawings; reviews and approves samples; approves and issues supplementary drawings, details and addenda as required; and makes recommendations and provides advice and direction to engineers, drafters, and others as required and/or requested 

  • BS Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field required
  • Five years of experience in planning and designing electrical, mechanical, or communication 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.
Pay info: Competitive salary contingent upon education, licensing, and experience with an excellent benefits package including wellness program and SC state retirement

How to apply: For a complete job description and list of qualifications, and an online application, visit
Deadline: December 27

 The 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.