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Superintendent, Construction and Maintenance – Electric Division , Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities

Position Category: Utilities

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

Job duties:

  • Directs and manages operations and staff involved in the design and administration of projects in accordance with accepted professional engineering standards and with considerable independence for the Electric Division of the Department of Public Utilities
  • 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 and coordinates distribution rights-of-way clearing and trimming: dispatches personnel; and monitors activities to ensure compliance
  • Manages and coordinates the technical work of Distribution Plant Construction and Maintenance: coordinates  preparation  of  drawings,  construction  documents,  and  cost  estimates  for  each  project; ensures each project  is verified  and  coordinated  with  sections; ensures approvals, codes, regulations, and contract requirements are received, complied with, and recorded; approves  shop  drawings;  reviews  and  approves  samples;  approves  and  issues  supplementary drawings,  details  and  addenda  as  required; and makes recommendations and provides direction to  engineers

  • 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.