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

Technical Leader - Overhead Transmission Inspection & Line Asset Management

Charlotte, North Carolina
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift

Technical Leader – Overhead Transmission Inspection & Line Asset Management
Charlotte, NC

Job Summary
The Technical Leader leads research efforts in overhead transmission inspection and assessment and participates in the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams. This role will also have the responsibility in condcuting research in overhead transmission line asset management. 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. 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.  
  • Provides a technical service and develops research or service opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities
  • Identify areas of research and develop innovative solutions to address industry issues
  • Project and budget management of large, multi-element projects
  • Undertake site visits to understand and review inspection and assessment field practices
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.
  • 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 Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience with overhead transmission lines, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.
  •  Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.
  • Ability to work as a team player under the direction from senior technical staff & project managers
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills are required
  • Knowledge of overhead transmission line inspection and assessment practices
  • Knowledge of overhead transmission line asset management
  • 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.

Ideal Candidate

  • Has experience with overhead transmission line inspection and assessment
  • Knowledge of overhead transmission line asset management
  • 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)
  • Has the ability to demonstrate 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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