The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
26 days old

Technical Leader - Overhead Transmission

Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Technical Leader – Overhead Transmission Line Design 
Charlotte, NC

Job Summary
The Technical Leader position with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead research efforts in overhead transmission line design and overhead conductors in the Transmission area within the Power, Delivery, & Utilization sector. The role of this position participates in the development and application of products and services in these areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams. Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.  May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.

Job Functions
• Develops EPRI’s multi-year research plan and strategy for these areas working in concert with EPRI’s T&S
• Provides a technical service and develops research or service opportunities of value to EPRI members
• Identify areas of research and develop innovative solutions to address industry issues
• Expert in project and budget management of large, multi-element projects
• Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.
• Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities.  This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply.   
• May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.
• Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.
• Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.
• Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences. 

Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical or civil engineering

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.
• Knowledge of overhead transmission line design including advanced design and emergency restoration
• Knowledge of over transmission line components and hardware such as, conductors, connectors and dampers, etc.
• Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.
• Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.
• Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.
• Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas
• Understand how work fits across EPRI programs
• Typically individual contributor, may begin supervising R&D students.

The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate for this role will possess:
• Experience with overhead transmission line design
• Knowledge of overhead transmission line hardware (conductors, connectors and dampers, etc.)
• Experience in performing research
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Strong writing skills
• Willingness to travel 1 to 2 times per month for 2 or more days (both within US and internationally)
• Demonstrates project management skills, including the ability to lead a small team

EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.

EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.



EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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