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Opportunities in Energy: Iowa

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Opportunities in Energy

Iowa Career Pathways

Introduction

Background:

Iowa’s energy industry forms the backbone of communities across the state. Every time you turn on a light switch or cook on the stove you are connecting to an exciting field that employs tens of thousands of Iowans. Energy companies in electric, natural gas, oil and renewable energy technologies represent a range of growth careers, and a home for all kinds of people. The following tool contains energy career pathways information that shows career opportunities for every type of person, no matter what your interests or skills. You will probably see yourself represented in a few different families. We hope that you will explore and research jobs that sound interesting to you, and consider joining an industry that is part of the fabric of your community.

Methodology:

The information in this document was collected by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and paid for by a grant from the Iowa Department of Education. In addition to quantitative research, CAEL conducted focus groups with energy businesses in partnership with the Iowa Energy Workforce Consortium. Jobs descriptions and skills represent what employers in your community are looking for, and education and wage levels are based on labor market intelligence in the state of Iowa. Please note that all information has been averaged to help guide the reader in evaluating which jobs are of interest.

Using this information, the occupations for Iowa’s energy sector were grouped into three levels based on the credentials/experience they required, and their potential pay:

1. Entry Level: These positions are the best entry points into a sector for an individual with little experience or education as they typically require only a high school diploma (occasionally a certification or minimal vocational training) and little to no prior related work experience.

2. Mid-Level: While these positions pay more than those at the entry level, they also involve more  skilled work, requiring greater education—anywhere from vocational training (or certifications) to a 4-year bachelor’s degree—and some level of related work experience.

3. Senior Level: These positions are typically high-level management positions and require significant education (typically a 4-year bachelor’s or graduate degree) and extensive experience in the industry.

This information was also used to map out connections and paths between individual occupations within and across occupational families. For each occupation, any paths to other occupations are either one of two types:

1. Lateral: meaning an individual can transfer into that occupation without significant extra education or experience. Often the average salaries are similar.

2. Vertical: meaning an individual will need additional education or industry-related work experience to move up. This typically involves an increase in average salary.

Using the Pathways

The information in these pathways is not intended to provide an exhaustive or completely detailed picture of each occupational family, or a comprehensive list of every occupation an industry employer might hire. Rather, it is intended to provide the job-seeker or transitioning worker with a high-level view of common positions within each family, as well as potential opportunities for movement within and across family. Our hope is that they can then use this information as a starting point for further exploring specific occupational family and occupations of interest in order to make more informed decisions around their future career.

Transmission and Distribution

Entry Level

Meter Reader/Technician

Description: Read and record data collected from utility meters. May travel to and monitor meters in-person, recording unusual meter conditions, ensuring authorized use, delivering notices to customers, or repairing meter equipment. May monitor meters remotely. Uses specialized measurement and recording equipment.

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2 

Salary: $40k - $50k

Work Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Data entry, Computer skills, Attention to detail, Physical endurance, Customer service

Family Pathways: Lineworker [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience], Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

Cross-Family Pathways: General Laborer (Installation and Maintenance), Customer Service Representative (Customer Service and Sales), Energy Advisor (Customer Service and Sales) [with Associates Degree, Additional Experience]

Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator

Description: Safely operate heavy construction and maintenance equipment such as line and aerial lift trucks, cranes, bulldozers, and backhoes. Use equipment under direction of Crew Leader to assist in installation, alteration, addition, and repair of electrical systems and facilities.

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 2+

Salary: $50k - $60k          

Certifications/Licenses: CDL, NCCER or NCCO certification

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call, Heights

Skills: Heavy equipment and vehicle operation, Physical dexterity, Oral and written communication, Teamwork, Safety processes and procedures

Family Pathways: Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship/Associates Degree, Additional Experience], Welder/Fabricator [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Installation and Maintenance)

Gas Transmission & Distribution Technician

Description: Performs all types of work (except welding) in connection with construction, operations, and maintenance of gas facilities and lines; installs automatic controls used to regulate and monitor systems, responds to gas leaks; connects and disconnects gas equipment and appliances; turns gas services on and off.

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $50k - $60k

Certifications/Licenses:  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical strength and dexterity, Natural gas knowledge, Repair and maintenance, Equipment monitoring, Problem solving

Family Pathways: Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser [with Vocational Training, Additional Experience], Corrosion Technician [with Vocational Training, Additional Experience], Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship/Associates Degree, Additional Experience]

Mid-Level

Lineworker

Description: Install and repair cables, wires and other equipment on electrical poles and transmission towers. Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to reach equipment using appropriate safety equipment. Identify defective devices such as fuses, switches, and wires. Inspect and test power lines and other equipment using special reading and testing devices. Lay underground cables.

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Safety practices/procedures, Physical strength, dexterity, and endurance, Effective oral communication, Critical thinking and problem solving

Family Pathways: Substation Mechanic, Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician, Relay Technician, Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

Substation Mechanic

Description: Perform routine operations and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment and systems at electrical substations. Serve as an expert on how a substation works and its equipment. Read electrical diagrams and troubleshoot malfunctioning electrical systems. Disassemble mechanical equipment and replace malfunctioning parts.

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Certifications/Licenses:  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Travel, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Mechanical knowledge and reasoning, Maintenance and repair knowledge, Blueprint/diagram reading, Physical strength and dexterity, Teamwork

Family Pathways: Lineworker

Relay Technician

Description: Assist in the installation, maintenance, programming and functional testing of protective relays/control circuits, revenue metering and ancillary equipment. Inspect and test equipment and circuits to identify problems using special diagrams that show wiring as well as testing devices. Open and close switches to isolate defective relays, then perform adjustments or repairs. Disconnect and replace equipment that manages voltage on high voltage power lines. Maintain and update installation, inspection, and maintenance records.

Education: Apprenticeship            

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Schematic diagram reading, Problem solving, Troubleshooting, Multitasking

Family Pathways: Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician

Cross-Family Pathways: Instrumentation and Control Technician (Plant Operations)

 

Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician  

Description: Performs routine installation and maintenance operations at electrical substations. Inspect and test electrical equipment to identify problems using special wiring diagrams and testing devices. Disconnect and replace equipment that manages voltage on high voltage power lines.

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60k - $70k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Schematic diagram reading, Maintenance and repair, Effective oral and written communication, Physical dexterity

Family Pathways: Relay Technician, Lineworker, Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience]


Cross-Family Pathways: Engineering Technician (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Associates Degree], Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

Welder/Fabricator

Description: Use hand welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal segments in connection with maintenance, repair, installation, and removal of transmission and distribution equipment or structures. Lay out, position, and secure parts prior to assembly. Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating and warping, shrinking, distortion, and expansion of material.

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship    

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  Welding Certification (e.g. AWS) Welding skills and equipment

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical dexterity, Attention to detail, Organization skills, Troubleshooting    > Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser

Family Pathways: Corrosion Technician, Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser, Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

Cross-Family Pathways: Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Bachelor’s Degree]


Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser

Description: Lay pipe for steam or gas mains for renewable natural gas. Follow the directions of others or written instructions to lay out pipe routes. Cut pipes to required size. Position pipes to prepare them for welding or sealing. Connect pipe pieces and joints using welding equipment or other sealing techniques. Find pipes in need of repair or replacing using special magnetic or radio indicators. Work safely and use appropriate safety equipment.

 

Education: Vocational Training

Experience: 2+

Salary: $70k - $80k

Certifications/Licenses: CDL, OQ certification

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Plumbing/pipefitting knowledge, Attention to detail, Good oral communication, Basic math, Physical strength

 

Family Pathways: Welder/Fabricator [with Additional Experience], Corrosion Technician [with Additional Experience], Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship/Associates Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Corrosion Technician

Description: Install, maintain, and operate cathodic protection systems on gas mains, looking for corrosion. Takes part in installing and removing gas meters and regulators and valves as required, taking tests of pressures and odor levels, investigating and repairing leaks, operating and maintaining tools and equipment. Observes system and plant gauges and charts and makes adjustments to equipment as required.

 

Education: Vocational Training

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Inspection and investigation, Repair and maintenance, Physical dexterity, Troubleshooting, Attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience], Gas Transmission & Distribution Engineer [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor

Description: Determine schedules and work activities of crew members/staff. Review job performance and provide feedback, as necessary. Ensure that all work is performed correctly and in a safe manner. Train personnel in the correct procedures to complete assigned tasks. Communicate effectively with others including crew members, bosses, and management.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship up to Associates Degree

Experience: 5+

Salary: $80k - $90k

Certifications/Licenses:  Journeyman, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), OSHA Competent Person

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Heights, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Leadership and supervisory skills, Instruction and mentorship, Effective oral and written communication, Problem solving, Scheduling and personnel management 

 

Family Pathways: Senior Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Project Manager (Administration and Management) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Senior Level

Systems Protection Engineer

Description: Assist in supervising/training other technicians in maintaining and improving electric transmission facilities. Analyze, monitor, and improve electrical protection and control systems for transmission, generation, and distribution equipment to ensure security, safety, reliability, and integrity. Minimize the probability of system outages and preserve the delivery of electrical energy to customers. Assists in preparing protective relay equipment specifications and settings coordination.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Complex problem solving, Project management, Effective oral and written communication, Budgeting and scheduling

 

Family Pathways: Senior Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electrical/Power Systems Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Additional Experience], Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Gas Transmission & Distribution Engineer

Description: Assist in supervising/training other technicians in maintaining and improving natural gas distribution facilities. Perform engineering evaluation of gas transmission system assets. Responsible for balancing the gas supply and demand. Control, dispatch and monitor operation of all company transmission lines, designated distribution points and remotely controlled gas systems. Direct activities of crews during emergency and planned shutdowns of feeder lines or remotely controlled systems.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  OQ Certification

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Natural gas knowledge, Complex problem solving, Project management, Effective oral and written communication, Budgeting and scheduling

 

Family Pathways: Senior Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Mechanical Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Civil Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Additional Experience], Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Senior Manager

Description: Schedule and oversee work of electrical and/or gas operations. Review crew member performance and provide feedback. Prepare and manage budgets. Report to management.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Management or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $90k – $100k

Skills: Leadership/supervisory skills, Budgeting and scheduling, Personnel management, Financial management and cost control, Effective oral and written communication

 

Cross-Family Pathways: General Operations Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

 

Plant Operations

Entry Level

Assistant Operator

Description: Aid Operators in operation of plant equipment by providing tools and technical assistance; performing assigned maintenance and cleaning; and assisting with inspections. Report equipment conditions to Operators. Receive training and progressively learn to perform the duties of an Operator.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $60k - $70k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Problem solving and mechanical reasoning, Attention to detail, Physical dexterity, Oral and written communication, Basic math

 

Family Pathways: Boiler Operator [with Additional Experience], Plant Operator [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician (Installation and Maintenance) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

 

Fuel/Materials Handler

Description: Handle fuel and materials necessary for energy generation or manufacturing. Operate loaders and forklifts to unload fuel from trucks or train cars and transport to yard or boiler. Responsible for safe handling and transport practices as well as quality monitoring. Inspect and monitor related equipment.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k          

Certifications/Licenses: Forklift Operator certification

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Equipment/forklift operation, Physical strength/dexterity, Attention to detail, Safety practices and procedures, Effective oral communication

 

Family Pathways: Boiler Operator

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Installation and Maintenance, Transmission and Distribution)

 

 

Boiler Operator

Description: Operate and maintain boiler and steam generation systems to ensure efficiency. Monitor temperatures, pressures, and flow rates on all systems and ensures production goals. Inspect and repair boiler and steam fixtures/equipment. Test, analyze, and record chemical content in steam and water systems, providing treatment according to guidelines.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Equipment operation, Safety practices and procedures, Effective oral communication, Physical dexterity/strength, Troubleshooting

 

Family Pathways: Generation Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician (Installation and Maintenance) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Description: Diagnose mechanical and electrical problems and perform preventive and corrective maintenance of all plant instrumentation, as well as tuning, configuration and repair of all control systems. Responsibilities include maintenance of temperature, pressure, flow and level instruments and control loops.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Heights, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Electrical/mechanical knowledge, Repair and maintenance knowledge, PLC programming, Troubleshooting, Blueprint/diagram reading

 

Family Pathways: Generation Technician

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Relay Technician (Transmission and Distribution)

 

 

Generation Technician

Description: Responsible for the operation of plant equipment and performing routine maintenance. Responsible for the safe and efficient repair, maintenance and cleaning of all equipment. Inspect equipment including motors and belts, fluid levels and filters. Do preventive maintenance checkups on machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Heights, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Mechanical knowledge and reasoning, Operating and monitoring equipment, Blueprint/diagram reading, Troubleshooting, Physical dexterity

 

Family Pathways: Instrumentation and Control Technician, Generation/Plant Engineer [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electrician (Installation and Maintenance), Relay Technician (Transmission and Distribution), Engineering Technician (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Associates Degree]

 

 

Plant Operator

Description: Operate and control the equipment that generates energy from a variety of sources including renewables. Work safely and use appropriate safety equipment. Use special testing tools to test generation machinery. Do preventative maintenance checkups on generation equipment and repair, if necessary. Adjust the control on the generation equipment as power usage changes.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Effective oral and written communication, Problem solving, Systems analysis and failure mitigation, Computer skills, Multitasking

 

Family Pathways: Generation Technician, Instrumentation and Control Technician, Operations Engineer [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Laboratory Technician

Description: Conduct chemical experiments, tests and analyses in support of fuel production and generation. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment. Assist in developing and conducting programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards among plant systems (including boilers, cooling, etc.). Conduct or assist in air and water quality testing and assessments, environmental monitoring and protection activities, and development of and compliance with standards.

 

Education: Associates Degree (Chemistry or Experience: related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $60k - $70k

Certifications/Licenses:  Certified Laboratory Technician

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Strong chemistry and biology knowledge, Laboratory equipment use and calibration, Experimental testing and research, Effective written communication skills, Troubleshooting

 

Family Pathways: Environmental Specialist [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Senior Level

Generation/Plant Engineer

Description: Provide engineering analysis of plant equipment and systems in order to increase generation efficiency and ensure plant runs at maximum performance. Troubleshoot process problems and considers cost factors. Purchase fuel and arrange transport of fuel to plant. Help ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety requirements. Manage Generation Technicians, determining work schedules and activities.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering)

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $90k - $100k

Certifications/Licenses: Professional Engineer License

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures

Skills: Mechanical knowledge and reasoning, Advanced systems analysis, Safety processes/procedures, Effective oral and written communication, Personnel management

 

Family Pathways: Plant Manager/Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Mechanical Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Technical Sales Representative (Customer Service and Sales), Maintenance Manager (Installation and Maintenance) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Operations Engineer

Description: Utilize engineering principles to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently by analyzing plant data, developing reports, designing continuous improvement projects, and assisting with plant operations. Provide operating procedures and line orders to ensure safe, reliable, and secure plant operations. Utilize power flow software to analyze the impact that equipment outages and contingencies have on the system.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $85k - $95k

Certifications/Licenses:  Professional Engineer License

Skills: Systems analysis and operation, Organization and planning skills, Project management, Excellent oral and written communication, Budgeting and scheduling

 

Family Pathways: Generation/Plant Engineer, Plant Manager/Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Civil Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Project Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Environmental Specialist

Description: Provides technical support and participates in solving complex operating problems related to plant chemistry. Coordinates research and analysis activities according to applicable regulations, safety, manufacturing processes or other considerations. Reviews research and testing, and interprets results of laboratory activities to ensure that quality standards, efficiency and schedules are met. Manages Laboratory Technician staff, evaluating performance and coordinating budget/staff resources.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Chemistry or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Expertise in chemistry and biology, Experimental research design, Laboratory management, Budgeting and scheduling, Complex problem solving

 

Family Pathways: Plant Manager/Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Chemical Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Quality Assurance (Administration and Management)

 

 

Plant Manager/Supervisor

Description: Direct the efforts of all plant personnel to meet all established safety, quality, performance, generation, and delivery requirements. This includes directing and initiating cost savings efforts and quality programs, development of budgets, and meeting stated financial objectives. Inspect records and log book entries to determine the efficiency in which the plant is operating. Determine schedules and work activities of team members. Communicate and coordinate with other management personnel in other areas of company

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Engineering, or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $90k - $100k

Skills: Leadership and supervisory skills, Financial management and cost control, Project management, Report preparation, Personnel management

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Senior Manager (Transmission and Distribution), Supervising Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), General Operations Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

 

Engineering and Systems Design

Entry Level

Engineering Technician 

Description: Work with engineers in applying engineering standards and practices in planning generation and distribution systems. Their work is more narrowly focused and application-oriented than that of the scientists and engineers they assist. This can involve preparing project documentation and files, preparing requests for materials, providing technical support, and preparing technical reports.

 

Education: Associates Degree (Engineering Technology or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $65k - $75k

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Significant math and science, Blueprint and diagram reading/design, Problem solving, Teamwork, CAD software

 

Family Pathways: Engineer (Any) [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Gas Transmission & Distribution Engineer (Transmission & Distribution) [with Bachelor’s Degree], Systems Protection Engineer (Transmission & Distribution) [with Bachelor’s Degree], Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience], Operations Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Electrical/Power Systems Engineer

Description: Apply electrical theory to engineering projects involving the design and operation of power systems. Perform calculations to determine how electrical systems should be built. Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Design relay and control panel layouts and prepare purchase specifications for devices.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Electrical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Electrical design and diagramming, Troubleshooting, Systems analysis, Complex problem solving, Strong math and science

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Mechanical Engineer

Description: Use knowledge of machines and mechanical engineering to oversee the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment systems. This work can include: discovering why equipment fails and making repair recommendations to the maintenance crew; establishing technical requirements for the modification of equipment; and overseeing the installation of new equipment.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Mechanical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Mechanical knowledge, Blueprint and diagram reading/design, Strong math and science, Complex problem solving, Good written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations), Technical Sales Representative (Customer Service & Sales)

 

 

Environmental/Compliance Engineer

Description: Using tools and principles from a variety of engineering disciplines, establish practices to prevent, control, and/or remediate environmental, health and safety hazards in operations. Inspect equipment to evaluate and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Provide environmental engineering assistance to Regulatory Analysts/Managers. Monitor progress of environmental improvement programs.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $75k - $85k

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Knowledge of safety procedures and environmental regulations, Monitoring processes and materials, Judgement and decision making, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Health and Safety Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience], Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Civil Engineer

Description: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities such as pipeline and power plants. Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and guide construction. Inspect project sites to check on progress and make sure workers are following design specifications and safety standards.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Systems planning and design, Strong math and science, Organizational and planning skills, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Wind Energy Engineer

Description: Responsible for managing and analyzing wind assessment resources; designing and validating wind farm layouts; determining optimal meteorological tower locations and configurations; creating monthly reports using onsite and reference stations’ recorded wind data; and performing wind farm energy production assessments, site suitability analysis, and wind turbine power performance tests.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Knowledge of wind power and aerodynamics, Knowledge of electrical systems, Systems planning and design, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Solar Design Engineer    

Description: Design large photovoltaic or solar thermal systems. Develop the specifications and integration requirements that allow solar power to safely, effectively and efficiently flow into the power grid. Create electrical three-line diagrams for solar power systems using computer-aided design software; Run computer simulations of solar PV generation to optimize efficiency and system performance. Provide technical direction or support to field teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, and performance monitoring.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Electrical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $75K - $85K

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Solar and electrical systems knowledge, Systems design and evaluation, Construction management, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Technical Sales Representative (Customer Service & Sales), Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Chemical Engineer

Description: Provide technical and engineering support related including the development of processes to separate components of liquids or gases, or generate electrical currents using controlled chemical reactions. Develop safety procedures to be used by workers who will be near on-going chemical reactions. Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical processes related to energy generation and transmission.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Chemical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $80k – $90k

Skills: Strong chemistry, physics, and math knowledge, Systems analysis and planning, Complex problem solving, Troubleshooting, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Nuclear Engineer

Description: Design and oversee the construction and operation of nuclear reactors and power plants. Monitor activity in a nuclear facility to ensure safety rules and laws are followed. Perform experiments that provide information about how to use and dispose of nuclear material.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Nuclear Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $85k - $95k

Skills: Knowledge of nuclear energy and reactions, Systems analysis and planning, Complex problem solving, Benchmarking and safety standards, Judgement and decision making

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Quality Assurance (Administration and Management)

 

 

Senior Level

Supervising Engineer

Description: Design and oversee engineering projects/staff within an engineering department. Hire employees and assign, direct and evaluate their work. Create policies and procedures for the engineering work performed in the department. Review and write reports; enforce rules; and make decisions, including whether to buy specific materials or services.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree to Master’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $90k - $100k

Skills: Professional Engineer License, Leadership/supervisory skills, Project management, Budgeting and scheduling, Excellent oral and written communication, Judgement and decision making

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Plant Operations Manager/Supervisor (Plant Operations), Senior Manager (Transmission & Distribution)

 

 

 

Installation and Maintenance (Fleet and Facility)

Entry Level

General Laborer

Description: Manually move stock, materials, and supplies. Engage in basic construction tasks. Perform basic cleaning and maintenance.

 

Education: High School/HSED      

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $40k – $50k

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Heights, Extreme Temperatures, Travel, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical strength and dexterity, Equipment operation, Teamwork, Oral communication, Attention to detail            >Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Transmission & Distribution)

 

Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator

Description: Safely operate heavy construction and maintenance equipment such as line and aerial lift trucks, cranes, bulldozers, and digger derricks. Use equipment under direction of Construction/Maintenance Manager to assist in installation, alteration, addition, and repair of electrical systems and facilities.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 2+

Salary: $50k - $60k

Certifications/Licenses: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), NCCER or NCCO certification

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call, Heights

Skills: Heavy equipment and vehicle operation, Physical dexterity, Oral and written communication, Teamwork, Safety processes and procedures

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience], Welder/Fabricator [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Transmission & Distribution), Substation Mechanic (Transmission & Distribution) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

 

Automotive Maintenance Technician

Description: Maintain and repair line and aerial lift trucks, cranes, bulldozers and other similar vehicles. Inspect, clean, adjust, remove or install automotive parts including work on all hydraulic systems and component parts. Perform road tests on vehicles, as directed. Observe all safety rules and practices.

 

Education: High School/HSED      

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $45k - $55k

Certifications/Licenses: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Mechanical/hydraulic knowledge, Troubleshooting, Physical dexterity, Heavy equipment and vehicle operation, Teamwork

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Substation Mechanic (Transmission & Distribution) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship]

 

 

Solar PV Installer/Technician

Description: Install, monitor, diagnose, optimize and repair photovoltaic systems. Design and prepare system layouts based on specific site characteristics. Drive to multiple sites to install, inspect, evaluate, test, clean, calibrate, and maintain solar module systems, mounting hardware, inverters, and related equipment. The work may entail electrical troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair.

 

Education: High School/HSED to Vocational Training

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $45k - $55k

Certifications/Licenses:  Electrician certification

Working Conditions: Heights, Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Travel

Skills: Customer service, Photovoltaic/electrical knowledge, Oral and written communication, Computer skills, Physical strength and dexterity

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician, Electrician [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician (Transmission & Distribution) [with Additional Experience], Solar Design Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Mid-Level

Maintenance and Repair Technician

Description: Ensure machines, equipment, and buildings remain in good condition and proper working order. Inspect motors, belts, fluid levels, filters and other mechanical elements. Take apart machines and repair/replace parts using hand or power tools. Use large machines like hoists and cranes. Use repair manuals to determine and fix problems. Keep track of work.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $65 - $75k

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical strength and dexterity, Teamwork, Oral communication, Equipment operation, Attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Wind Turbine Technician, Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Substation Mechanic (Transmission & Distribution)

 

 

Welder/Fabricator

Description: Use hand welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal segments in connection with maintenance, repair, installation, and removal of mechanical equipment/structures. Lay out, position, and secure parts prior to assembly. Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating and warping, shrinking, distortion, and expansion of material.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60k - $70k

Certifications/Licenses:  Welding Certification (e.g. AWS)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Welding skills and equipment, Physical dexterity, Attention to detail, Organization skills, Troubleshooting

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Welder/Fabricator (Transmission & Distribution), Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser (Transmission & Distribution)

 

 

Wind Turbine Technician

Description: Installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on wind turbines and other associated equipment. Must understand the mechanics, including both electrical and maintenance of hydraulics, of all wind turbine components. Replaces mechanical and electrical components, understands schematics and uses appropriate diagnostic tools.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60 - $70k

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Travel

Skills: Mechanical/hydraulic knowledge, Safety procedures, Physical dexterity and endurance, Troubleshooting, Effective verbal communication

 

Family Pathways: Electrician, Construction/Installation Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience], Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Lineworker (Transmission & Distribution), Generation Technician (Plant Operations), Wind Energy Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Electrician

Description: Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures for energy facilities (e.g. batteries, meters, protective grounds, etc.). Ensure that work complies with electrical and building codes. May hold a wide variety of jobs depending on where they work and whether they work for a small or large contractor/company.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60 - $70k

Certifications/Licenses:  Licensed Electrician

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Electrical systems and components, Good oral and written communication, Troubleshooting, Problem solving, Attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Construction/Installation Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience], Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician (Transmission & Distribution), Relay Technician (Transmission & Distribution), Instrumentation and Control Technician (Plant Operations), Generation Technician (Plant Operations)

 

 

Senior Level

Construction/Installation Manager

Description: Responsible for providing oversight to the management of construction activities for various plant and (electric and gas) transmission/distribution projects including: verifying contract and technical requirements are being met by contractors, coordinating all on site activities; assuring that materials are available when needed to complete work; and assuring that safe work practices are being utilized. Provides direction to construction crews and other responsible personnel as required to complete projects safely, on time, on budget and as required by contract documents.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Construction Management or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  Project Management Professional (PMP)

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Project management, Budgeting and scheduling, Contract management, Occupational Health and Safety, Excellent oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance Manager

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Senior Manager (Transmission & Distribution), Project Manager (Administration and Management)

 

 

Maintenance Manager

Description: Determine schedules and work activities of maintenance team members. Discuss with team members how well they are doing on the job and provide feedback, as necessary. Check work areas and examine tools and equipment to see if there are any unsafe conditions. Communicate effectively with others including team members, bosses, and management.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Construction Management, or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $80k – 90k

Certifications/Licenses: Project Management Professional (PMP)

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call, Heights, Outdoors

Skills: Resource management, Maintenance and repair expertise, Leadership/supervisory skills, Project management, Excellent oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Construction/Installation Manager

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Senior Manager (Transmission & Distribution), Plant Manager/Supervisor (Plant Operations). Project Manager (Administration and Management)

 

 

 

Administration and Management

Entry Level

Dispatcher

Description: Dispatch electric/gas services and transmission/distribution personnel, receive customer trouble and service tickets or calls, call employees for emergency work or notification purposes, coordinate field response, and monitor the overall distribution grid as well as employee locations/statuses.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary:   $50k - $60k

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Computer skills, Effective oral and written communication, Customer service, Data entry, Multi-tasking

 

Family Pathways: Buyer [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Assistant Operator (Plant Operations)

 

Security Officer

Description: Patrol, inspect, and monitor property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. Protects company investments, enforces laws on the property, deters criminal activity and other problems. Utilize radio and telephone communications to call for assistance from police, fire or emergency medical services as the situation dictates. Write comprehensive reports outlining observations and activities during assigned shift.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 2+

Salary: $55k - $65k

Certifications/Licenses: First Aid/CPR, Firearm license

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Surveillance and systems monitoring, Security operations, Effective oral and written communication, Judgement and decision making, Law enforcement or criminal justice knowledge

 

Family Pathways: Health and Safety Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Buyer

Description: Act as an agent for the company to source and procure materials, equipment and services necessary for operation. Prepare and initiate requests for proposals and analyzes price quotations from suppliers. Prioritize requisitions to ensure equipment, material and services are obtained in a timely fashion with an emphasis on quality, cost and availability. Work with internal customers to review material and service requirements for projects and develop a procurement strategy to meet those needs. Negotiate and prepares contracts

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $70k - $80k

Certifications/Licenses: Certified Professional in Supply Management

Skills: Procurement and purchasing, Contract management, Negotiation skills, Excellent oral and written communication, Enterprise Resource Planning

 

Family Pathways: Business/Financial Analyst

 

 

Business/Financial Analyst

Description: Gather financial documentation for energy projects and develops and initiates pricing strategies to recover all revenue requirements. Develop terms and conditions for all rates, including bundled gas and electric rates, unbundled electric delivery service rates, transition charges and related tariffs.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Finance, or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Skills: Accounting and budgeting, Data analysis and assessment, Analytic and critical thinking, Strategic thinking and planning, Computer skills

 

Family Pathways: Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Market Analyst (Customer Service and Sales)

 

 

Quality Assurance

Description: Perform quality assurance (QA) audits and quality control (QC) tests and inspections on all work. Adhere to all safety and quality policies. Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of materials, processes, equipment and components. Write technical reports or documentation such as testing protocols, and trend analyses. Monitor operations and equipment to ensure conformance to specifications and make process adjustments.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Skills: Critical thinking, Judgement and decision making, Effective oral and written communication, High attention to detail, Statistics and data analysis

 

Family Pathways: Health and Safety Manager [with Additional Experience], Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Health and Safety Manager

Description: Responsible for designing and overseeing programs that help ensure a safe working environment. Additionally, responsible for assisting with analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving potential problems with plant and site operations relating to health and safety. The Health & Safety Manager must be able to effectively work in a team environment.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Occupational Safety and Health Technology or related field)

Experience: 5+

Salary: $80k - $90k

Certifications/Licenses: Certified Safety Professional, First Aid/CPR

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Occupational health and safety knowledge, Legal compliance, Effective oral and written communication, Teamwork/collaboration, Inspection and investigation

 

Family Pathways: Project Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Environmental/Compliance Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design)

 

 

Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst

Description: Responsible for the oversight and management of compliance systems. First point of contact for all regulatory and quality related deliverables, assisting in preparing for third party and government audits. Responsible for the collection, review, and reporting of key performance indicator data associated with their work in these areas.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Business Administration, or related field)

Experience: 5+

Salary: $85k - $95k

Skills: Regulatory affairs knowledge, Excellent oral and written communication, Relationship-building, Process improvement, High attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Project Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Project Manager

Description: In coordination with field leadership, coordinates activities of the project to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget. Review project proposals or plans to fully understand the scope of the work and contract to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project. Manage project staffing and resources in keeping with project plan/contract.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration or related)

Experience: 6-8

Salary:   $80k - $90k

Certifications/Licenses:  Project Management Professional (PMP)

Skills: Project management, Budgeting and scheduling, Computer skills, Effective oral and written communication, Teamwork/collaboration

 

Family Pathways: General Operations Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Construction/Installation Manager (Installation and Maintenance), Senior Manager (Transmission and Distribution)

 

 

Senior Level

General Operations Manager

Description: Responsible for managing a single unit, different sectors, or multiple units of an energy company or organization. Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the organization; administer and coordinate the development and execution of the capital improvement projects budget; participate in the development of master plans for organizing and financing capital improvement projects.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree (Business Administration, Engineering, or related field)

Experience: 9+

Salary: $100k +

Skills: Operations management, Strategic planning, Financial management and budgeting, Leadership and supervisory skills, Excellent oral and written communication

 

 

 

Customer Service and Sales

Entry Level

Customer Service Representative

Description: Communicate directly with customers and respond to a variety of customer needs and requests, taking resources, constraints, and organizational values into account when seeking resolution. Must coordinate with other company employees (especially Dispatchers) to find relevant information and take necessary action.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $30k - $40k

Working conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Customer service and contact, Computer skills, Effective oral and written communication, Problem solving, Multi-tasking

 

Family Pathways: Energy Advisor [with Associates Degree, Additional Experience], Technical Sales Representative [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Dispatcher (Administration and Management)

 

 

Mid-Level

Energy Advisor

Description: Responsible for providing expert advice and coordination services directly to homeowners, landlords, building owners and other utility customers including recommending specific modifications to electric and/or gas systems; inform prospective customers of services and energy-saving measures. May combine office and field work.

 

Education: Associates Degree

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $55k - $65k

Skills: Energy efficiency and conservation knowledge, Effective oral and written communication, Teamwork/collaboration, Computer skills, Customer service

 

Family Pathways: Market Analyst [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Technical Sales Representative

Description: Develop and foster relationships with current and future retail, commercial, and industrial customers. Sell products, services, and resources in alignment with company’s growth plan and strategic goals. Develop strategies to increase sales and distribution. Provide technical expertise and consulting as needed.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Business Administration, or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Skills: Strong sales and negotiation skills, Client management, Technical knowledge and support, Multi-tasking, Effective oral/written communication

 

Family Pathways: Sales/Account Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Buyer (Administration and Management)

 

 

Market Analyst

Description: Perform energy market data analysis in support of energy market activities such as gas trading, trade capture operations, fuel cost hedging, outages/scheduled maintenance, fuel forecasting, and demand forecasting. Monitor market data to be aware of changing market conditions. Perform after-the-fact review and variance analysis to identify additional market, cost saving, and forecasting improvement opportunities. Assist in preparing clear, audience-appropriate written explanations of forecast components, market conditions, operational issues and variance analysis.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Economics, or Engineering)

Experience: 2+

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Skills: Market analysis and forecasting, Market research, Data analysis, Problem solving, Effective oral/written communication     

 

Family Pathways: Sales/Account Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Business/Financial Analyst (Administration and Management)

 

Senior Level

Sales/Account Manager

Description: Serve as a liaison to key commercial accounts and strategic stakeholders providing recommendations and coordinating all energy-related service.  Establish and maintain personalized external and internal relationships to support account issues, provide technical assistance and ensure that customer needs are met.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration or related field)

Experience: 5+

Salary:   $80k - $90k

Working Conditions: Travel

Skills: Strong sales and negotiation skills, Account management, Technical knowledge and support, Strong relationship-building, Excellent oral/written communication

 

Cross-Family Pathways: General Operations Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

Opportunities in Energy

Iowa Career Pathways

Introduction

Background:

Iowa’s energy industry forms the backbone of communities across the state. Every time you turn on a light switch or cook on the stove you are connecting to an exciting field that employs tens of thousands of Iowans. Energy companies in electric, natural gas, oil and renewable energy technologies represent a range of growth careers, and a home for all kinds of people. The following tool contains energy career pathways information that shows career opportunities for every type of person, no matter what your interests or skills. You will probably see yourself represented in a few different families. We hope that you will explore and research jobs that sound interesting to you, and consider joining an industry that is part of the fabric of your community.

 

Methodology:

The information in this document was collected by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and paid for by a grant from the Iowa Department of Education. In addition to quantitative research, CAEL conducted focus groups with energy businesses in partnership with the Iowa Energy Workforce Consortium. Jobs descriptions and skills represent what employers in your community are looking for, and education and wage levels are based on labor market intelligence in the state of Iowa. Please note that all information has been averaged to help guide the reader in evaluating which jobs are of interest.

 

Using this information, the occupations for Iowa’s energy sector were grouped into three levels based on the credentials/experience they required, and their potential pay:

 

1. Entry Level: These positions are the best entry points into a sector for an individual with little experience or education as they typically require only a high school diploma (occasionally a certification or minimal vocational training) and little to no prior related work experience.

 

2. Mid-Level: While these positions pay more than those at the entry level, they also involve more  skilled work, requiring greater education—anywhere from vocational training (or certifications) to a 4-year bachelor’s degree—and some level of related work experience.

 

3. Senior Level: These positions are typically high-level management positions and require significant education (typically a 4-year bachelor’s or graduate degree) and extensive experience in the industry.

 

This information was also used to map out connections and paths between individual occupations within and across occupational families. For each occupation, any paths to other occupations are either one of two types:

 

1. Lateral: meaning an individual can transfer into that occupation without significant extra education or experience. Often the average salaries are similar.

 

2. Vertical: meaning an individual will need additional education or industry-related work experience to move up. This typically involves an increase in average salary.

 

Using the Pathways:

The information in these pathways is not intended to provide an exhaustive or completely detailed picture of each occupational family, or a comprehensive list of every occupation an industry employer might hire. Rather, it is intended to provide the job-seeker or transitioning worker with a high-level view of common positions within each family, as well as potential opportunities for movement within and across family. Our hope is that they can then use this information as a starting point for further exploring specific occupational family and occupations of interest in order to make more informed decisions around their future career.

 

 

Transmission and Distribution

Entry Level

Meter Reader/Technician

Description: Read and record data collected from utility meters. May travel to and monitor meters in-person, recording unusual meter conditions, ensuring authorized use, delivering notices to customers, or repairing meter equipment. May monitor meters remotely. Uses specialized measurement and recording equipment.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2 

Salary: $40k - $50k

Work Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Data entry, Computer skills, Attention to detail, Physical endurance, Customer service

 

Family Pathways: Lineworker [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience], Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: General Laborer (Installation and Maintenance), Customer Service Representative (Customer Service and Sales), Energy Advisor (Customer Service and Sales) [with Associates Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator

Description: Safely operate heavy construction and maintenance equipment such as line and aerial lift trucks, cranes, bulldozers, and backhoes. Use equipment under direction of Crew Leader to assist in installation, alteration, addition, and repair of electrical systems and facilities.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 2+

Salary: $50k - $60k          

Certifications/Licenses: CDL, NCCER or NCCO certification

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call, Heights

Skills: Heavy equipment and vehicle operation, Physical dexterity, Oral and written communication, Teamwork, Safety processes and procedures

 

Family Pathways: Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship/Associates Degree, Additional Experience], Welder/Fabricator [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Installation and Maintenance)

 

Gas Transmission & Distribution Technician

Description: Performs all types of work (except welding) in connection with construction, operations, and maintenance of gas facilities and lines; installs automatic controls used to regulate and monitor systems, responds to gas leaks; connects and disconnects gas equipment and appliances; turns gas services on and off.


Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $50k - $60k

Certifications/Licenses:  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical strength and dexterity, Natural gas knowledge, Repair and maintenance, Equipment monitoring, Problem solving

 

Family Pathways: Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser [with Vocational Training, Additional Experience], Corrosion Technician [with Vocational Training, Additional Experience], Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship/Associates Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Lineworker

Description: Install and repair cables, wires and other equipment on electrical poles and transmission towers. Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to reach equipment using appropriate safety equipment. Identify defective devices such as fuses, switches, and wires. Inspect and test power lines and other equipment using special reading and testing devices. Lay underground cables.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Safety practices/procedures, Physical strength, dexterity, and endurance, Effective oral communication, Critical thinking and problem solving

 

Family Pathways: Substation Mechanic, Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician, Relay Technician, Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Substation Mechanic

Description: Perform routine operations and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment and systems at electrical substations. Serve as an expert on how a substation works and its equipment. Read electrical diagrams and troubleshoot malfunctioning electrical systems. Disassemble mechanical equipment and replace malfunctioning parts.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Certifications/Licenses:  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Travel, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Mechanical knowledge and reasoning, Maintenance and repair knowledge, Blueprint/diagram reading, Physical strength and dexterity, Teamwork

 

Family Pathways: Lineworker

 

 

Relay Technician

Description: Assist in the installation, maintenance, programming and functional testing of protective relays/control circuits, revenue metering and ancillary equipment. Inspect and test equipment and circuits to identify problems using special diagrams that show wiring as well as testing devices. Open and close switches to isolate defective relays, then perform adjustments or repairs. Disconnect and replace equipment that manages voltage on high voltage power lines. Maintain and update installation, inspection, and maintenance records.

 

Education: Apprenticeship            

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Schematic diagram reading, Problem solving, Troubleshooting, Multitasking

 

Family Pathways: Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Instrumentation and Control Technician (Plant Operations)

 

 

Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician  

Description: Performs routine installation and maintenance operations at electrical substations. Inspect and test electrical equipment to identify problems using special wiring diagrams and testing devices. Disconnect and replace equipment that manages voltage on high voltage power lines.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60k - $70k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Schematic diagram reading, Maintenance and repair, Effective oral and written communication, Physical dexterity

 

Family Pathways: Relay Technician, Lineworker, Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Engineering Technician (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Associates Degree], Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Welder/Fabricator

Description: Use hand welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal segments in connection with maintenance, repair, installation, and removal of transmission and distribution equipment or structures. Lay out, position, and secure parts prior to assembly. Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating and warping, shrinking, distortion, and expansion of material.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship    

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  Welding Certification (e.g. AWS) Welding skills and equipment

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical dexterity, Attention to detail, Organization skills, Troubleshooting    > Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser

 

Family Pathways: Corrosion Technician, Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser, Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser

Description: Lay pipe for steam or gas mains for renewable natural gas. Follow the directions of others or written instructions to lay out pipe routes. Cut pipes to required size. Position pipes to prepare them for welding or sealing. Connect pipe pieces and joints using welding equipment or other sealing techniques. Find pipes in need of repair or replacing using special magnetic or radio indicators. Work safely and use appropriate safety equipment.

 

Education: Vocational Training

Experience: 2+

Salary: $70k - $80k

Certifications/Licenses: CDL, OQ certification

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Plumbing/pipefitting knowledge, Attention to detail, Good oral communication, Basic math, Physical strength

 

Family Pathways: Welder/Fabricator [with Additional Experience], Corrosion Technician [with Additional Experience], Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship/Associates Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Corrosion Technician

Description: Install, maintain, and operate cathodic protection systems on gas mains, looking for corrosion. Takes part in installing and removing gas meters and regulators and valves as required, taking tests of pressures and odor levels, investigating and repairing leaks, operating and maintaining tools and equipment. Observes system and plant gauges and charts and makes adjustments to equipment as required.

 

Education: Vocational Training

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Inspection and investigation, Repair and maintenance, Physical dexterity, Troubleshooting, Attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor [with Additional Experience], Gas Transmission & Distribution Engineer [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Crew Leader/Front Line Supervisor

Description: Determine schedules and work activities of crew members/staff. Review job performance and provide feedback, as necessary. Ensure that all work is performed correctly and in a safe manner. Train personnel in the correct procedures to complete assigned tasks. Communicate effectively with others including crew members, bosses, and management.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship up to Associates Degree

Experience: 5+

Salary: $80k - $90k

Certifications/Licenses:  Journeyman, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), OSHA Competent Person

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Heights, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Leadership and supervisory skills, Instruction and mentorship, Effective oral and written communication, Problem solving, Scheduling and personnel management 

 

Family Pathways: Senior Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Project Manager (Administration and Management) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Senior Level

Systems Protection Engineer

Description: Assist in supervising/training other technicians in maintaining and improving electric transmission facilities. Analyze, monitor, and improve electrical protection and control systems for transmission, generation, and distribution equipment to ensure security, safety, reliability, and integrity. Minimize the probability of system outages and preserve the delivery of electrical energy to customers. Assists in preparing protective relay equipment specifications and settings coordination.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Electrical components and systems knowledge, Complex problem solving, Project management, Effective oral and written communication, Budgeting and scheduling

 

Family Pathways: Senior Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electrical/Power Systems Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Additional Experience], Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Gas Transmission & Distribution Engineer

Description: Assist in supervising/training other technicians in maintaining and improving natural gas distribution facilities. Perform engineering evaluation of gas transmission system assets. Responsible for balancing the gas supply and demand. Control, dispatch and monitor operation of all company transmission lines, designated distribution points and remotely controlled gas systems. Direct activities of crews during emergency and planned shutdowns of feeder lines or remotely controlled systems.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  OQ Certification

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Natural gas knowledge, Complex problem solving, Project management, Effective oral and written communication, Budgeting and scheduling

 

Family Pathways: Senior Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Mechanical Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Civil Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Additional Experience], Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Senior Manager

Description: Schedule and oversee work of electrical and/or gas operations. Review crew member performance and provide feedback. Prepare and manage budgets. Report to management.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Management or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $90k – $100k

Skills: Leadership/supervisory skills, Budgeting and scheduling, Personnel management, Financial management and cost control, Effective oral and written communication

 

Cross-Family Pathways: General Operations Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

 

Plant Operations

Entry Level

Assistant Operator

Description: Aid Operators in operation of plant equipment by providing tools and technical assistance; performing assigned maintenance and cleaning; and assisting with inspections. Report equipment conditions to Operators. Receive training and progressively learn to perform the duties of an Operator.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $60k - $70k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Problem solving and mechanical reasoning, Attention to detail, Physical dexterity, Oral and written communication, Basic math

 

Family Pathways: Boiler Operator [with Additional Experience], Plant Operator [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician (Installation and Maintenance) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

 

Fuel/Materials Handler

Description: Handle fuel and materials necessary for energy generation or manufacturing. Operate loaders and forklifts to unload fuel from trucks or train cars and transport to yard or boiler. Responsible for safe handling and transport practices as well as quality monitoring. Inspect and monitor related equipment.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k          

Certifications/Licenses: Forklift Operator certification

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Equipment/forklift operation, Physical strength/dexterity, Attention to detail, Safety practices and procedures, Effective oral communication

 

Family Pathways: Boiler Operator

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Installation and Maintenance, Transmission and Distribution)

 

 

Boiler Operator

Description: Operate and maintain boiler and steam generation systems to ensure efficiency. Monitor temperatures, pressures, and flow rates on all systems and ensures production goals. Inspect and repair boiler and steam fixtures/equipment. Test, analyze, and record chemical content in steam and water systems, providing treatment according to guidelines.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Equipment operation, Safety practices and procedures, Effective oral communication, Physical dexterity/strength, Troubleshooting

 

Family Pathways: Generation Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician (Installation and Maintenance) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Description: Diagnose mechanical and electrical problems and perform preventive and corrective maintenance of all plant instrumentation, as well as tuning, configuration and repair of all control systems. Responsibilities include maintenance of temperature, pressure, flow and level instruments and control loops.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Heights, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Electrical/mechanical knowledge, Repair and maintenance knowledge, PLC programming, Troubleshooting, Blueprint/diagram reading

 

Family Pathways: Generation Technician

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Relay Technician (Transmission and Distribution)

 

 

Generation Technician

Description: Responsible for the operation of plant equipment and performing routine maintenance. Responsible for the safe and efficient repair, maintenance and cleaning of all equipment. Inspect equipment including motors and belts, fluid levels and filters. Do preventive maintenance checkups on machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Heights, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Mechanical knowledge and reasoning, Operating and monitoring equipment, Blueprint/diagram reading, Troubleshooting, Physical dexterity

 

Family Pathways: Instrumentation and Control Technician, Generation/Plant Engineer [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electrician (Installation and Maintenance), Relay Technician (Transmission and Distribution), Engineering Technician (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Associates Degree]

 

 

Plant Operator

Description: Operate and control the equipment that generates energy from a variety of sources including renewables. Work safely and use appropriate safety equipment. Use special testing tools to test generation machinery. Do preventative maintenance checkups on generation equipment and repair, if necessary. Adjust the control on the generation equipment as power usage changes.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Effective oral and written communication, Problem solving, Systems analysis and failure mitigation, Computer skills, Multitasking

 

Family Pathways: Generation Technician, Instrumentation and Control Technician, Operations Engineer [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Laboratory Technician

Description: Conduct chemical experiments, tests and analyses in support of fuel production and generation. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment. Assist in developing and conducting programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards among plant systems (including boilers, cooling, etc.). Conduct or assist in air and water quality testing and assessments, environmental monitoring and protection activities, and development of and compliance with standards.

 

Education: Associates Degree (Chemistry or Experience: related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $60k - $70k

Certifications/Licenses:  Certified Laboratory Technician

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Strong chemistry and biology knowledge, Laboratory equipment use and calibration, Experimental testing and research, Effective written communication skills, Troubleshooting

 

Family Pathways: Environmental Specialist [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Senior Level

Generation/Plant Engineer

Description: Provide engineering analysis of plant equipment and systems in order to increase generation efficiency and ensure plant runs at maximum performance. Troubleshoot process problems and considers cost factors. Purchase fuel and arrange transport of fuel to plant. Help ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety requirements. Manage Generation Technicians, determining work schedules and activities.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering)

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $90k - $100k

Certifications/Licenses: Professional Engineer License

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures

Skills: Mechanical knowledge and reasoning, Advanced systems analysis, Safety processes/procedures, Effective oral and written communication, Personnel management

 

Family Pathways: Plant Manager/Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Mechanical Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Technical Sales Representative (Customer Service and Sales), Maintenance Manager (Installation and Maintenance) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Operations Engineer

Description: Utilize engineering principles to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently by analyzing plant data, developing reports, designing continuous improvement projects, and assisting with plant operations. Provide operating procedures and line orders to ensure safe, reliable, and secure plant operations. Utilize power flow software to analyze the impact that equipment outages and contingencies have on the system.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $85k - $95k

Certifications/Licenses:  Professional Engineer License

Skills: Systems analysis and operation, Organization and planning skills, Project management, Excellent oral and written communication, Budgeting and scheduling

 

Family Pathways: Generation/Plant Engineer, Plant Manager/Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Civil Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Project Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Environmental Specialist

Description: Provides technical support and participates in solving complex operating problems related to plant chemistry. Coordinates research and analysis activities according to applicable regulations, safety, manufacturing processes or other considerations. Reviews research and testing, and interprets results of laboratory activities to ensure that quality standards, efficiency and schedules are met. Manages Laboratory Technician staff, evaluating performance and coordinating budget/staff resources.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Chemistry or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Expertise in chemistry and biology, Experimental research design, Laboratory management, Budgeting and scheduling, Complex problem solving

 

Family Pathways: Plant Manager/Supervisor [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Chemical Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), Quality Assurance (Administration and Management)

 

 

Plant Manager/Supervisor

Description: Direct the efforts of all plant personnel to meet all established safety, quality, performance, generation, and delivery requirements. This includes directing and initiating cost savings efforts and quality programs, development of budgets, and meeting stated financial objectives. Inspect records and log book entries to determine the efficiency in which the plant is operating. Determine schedules and work activities of team members. Communicate and coordinate with other management personnel in other areas of company

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Engineering, or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $90k - $100k

Skills: Leadership and supervisory skills, Financial management and cost control, Project management, Report preparation, Personnel management

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Senior Manager (Transmission and Distribution), Supervising Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design), General Operations Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

 

Engineering and Systems Design

Entry Level

Engineering Technician 

Description: Work with engineers in applying engineering standards and practices in planning generation and distribution systems. Their work is more narrowly focused and application-oriented than that of the scientists and engineers they assist. This can involve preparing project documentation and files, preparing requests for materials, providing technical support, and preparing technical reports.

 

Education: Associates Degree (Engineering Technology or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $65k - $75k

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Significant math and science, Blueprint and diagram reading/design, Problem solving, Teamwork, CAD software

 

Family Pathways: Engineer (Any) [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Gas Transmission & Distribution Engineer (Transmission & Distribution) [with Bachelor’s Degree], Systems Protection Engineer (Transmission & Distribution) [with Bachelor’s Degree], Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience], Operations Engineer (Plant Operations) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Electrical/Power Systems Engineer

Description: Apply electrical theory to engineering projects involving the design and operation of power systems. Perform calculations to determine how electrical systems should be built. Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Design relay and control panel layouts and prepare purchase specifications for devices.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Electrical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Electrical design and diagramming, Troubleshooting, Systems analysis, Complex problem solving, Strong math and science

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Mechanical Engineer

Description: Use knowledge of machines and mechanical engineering to oversee the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment systems. This work can include: discovering why equipment fails and making repair recommendations to the maintenance crew; establishing technical requirements for the modification of equipment; and overseeing the installation of new equipment.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Mechanical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Mechanical knowledge, Blueprint and diagram reading/design, Strong math and science, Complex problem solving, Good written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Generation/Plant Engineer (Plant Operations), Technical Sales Representative (Customer Service & Sales)

 

 

Environmental/Compliance Engineer

Description: Using tools and principles from a variety of engineering disciplines, establish practices to prevent, control, and/or remediate environmental, health and safety hazards in operations. Inspect equipment to evaluate and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Provide environmental engineering assistance to Regulatory Analysts/Managers. Monitor progress of environmental improvement programs.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $75k - $85k

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Knowledge of safety procedures and environmental regulations, Monitoring processes and materials, Judgement and decision making, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Health and Safety Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience], Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Civil Engineer

Description: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities such as pipeline and power plants. Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and guide construction. Inspect project sites to check on progress and make sure workers are following design specifications and safety standards.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Systems planning and design, Strong math and science, Organizational and planning skills, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Wind Energy Engineer

Description: Responsible for managing and analyzing wind assessment resources; designing and validating wind farm layouts; determining optimal meteorological tower locations and configurations; creating monthly reports using onsite and reference stations’ recorded wind data; and performing wind farm energy production assessments, site suitability analysis, and wind turbine power performance tests.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $75k - $85k

Skills: Knowledge of wind power and aerodynamics, Knowledge of electrical systems, Systems planning and design, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Solar Design Engineer    

Description: Design large photovoltaic or solar thermal systems. Develop the specifications and integration requirements that allow solar power to safely, effectively and efficiently flow into the power grid. Create electrical three-line diagrams for solar power systems using computer-aided design software; Run computer simulations of solar PV generation to optimize efficiency and system performance. Provide technical direction or support to field teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, and performance monitoring.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Electrical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $75K - $85K

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Solar and electrical systems knowledge, Systems design and evaluation, Construction management, Complex problem solving, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Technical Sales Representative (Customer Service & Sales), Quality Assurance (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Chemical Engineer

Description: Provide technical and engineering support related including the development of processes to separate components of liquids or gases, or generate electrical currents using controlled chemical reactions. Develop safety procedures to be used by workers who will be near on-going chemical reactions. Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical processes related to energy generation and transmission.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Chemical Engineering or related field)

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $80k – $90k

Skills: Strong chemistry, physics, and math knowledge, Systems analysis and planning, Complex problem solving, Troubleshooting, Effective oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Nuclear Engineer

Description: Design and oversee the construction and operation of nuclear reactors and power plants. Monitor activity in a nuclear facility to ensure safety rules and laws are followed. Perform experiments that provide information about how to use and dispose of nuclear material.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Nuclear Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $85k - $95k

Skills: Knowledge of nuclear energy and reactions, Systems analysis and planning, Complex problem solving, Benchmarking and safety standards, Judgement and decision making

 

Family Pathways: Supervising Engineer [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Quality Assurance (Administration and Management)

 

 

Senior Level

Supervising Engineer

Description: Design and oversee engineering projects/staff within an engineering department. Hire employees and assign, direct and evaluate their work. Create policies and procedures for the engineering work performed in the department. Review and write reports; enforce rules; and make decisions, including whether to buy specific materials or services.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree to Master’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $90k - $100k

Skills: Professional Engineer License, Leadership/supervisory skills, Project management, Budgeting and scheduling, Excellent oral and written communication, Judgement and decision making

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Plant Operations Manager/Supervisor (Plant Operations), Senior Manager (Transmission & Distribution)

 

 

 

Installation and Maintenance (Fleet and Facility)

Entry Level

General Laborer

Description: Manually move stock, materials, and supplies. Engage in basic construction tasks. Perform basic cleaning and maintenance.

 

Education: High School/HSED      

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $40k – $50k

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Heights, Extreme Temperatures, Travel, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical strength and dexterity, Equipment operation, Teamwork, Oral communication, Attention to detail            >Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Transmission & Distribution)

 

Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator

Description: Safely operate heavy construction and maintenance equipment such as line and aerial lift trucks, cranes, bulldozers, and digger derricks. Use equipment under direction of Construction/Maintenance Manager to assist in installation, alteration, addition, and repair of electrical systems and facilities.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 2+

Salary: $50k - $60k

Certifications/Licenses: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), NCCER or NCCO certification

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call, Heights

Skills: Heavy equipment and vehicle operation, Physical dexterity, Oral and written communication, Teamwork, Safety processes and procedures

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience], Welder/Fabricator [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Heavy Equipment/Crane Operator (Transmission & Distribution), Substation Mechanic (Transmission & Distribution) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship, Additional Experience]

 

 

Automotive Maintenance Technician

Description: Maintain and repair line and aerial lift trucks, cranes, bulldozers and other similar vehicles. Inspect, clean, adjust, remove or install automotive parts including work on all hydraulic systems and component parts. Perform road tests on vehicles, as directed. Observe all safety rules and practices.

 

Education: High School/HSED      

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $45k - $55k

Certifications/Licenses: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Mechanical/hydraulic knowledge, Troubleshooting, Physical dexterity, Heavy equipment and vehicle operation, Teamwork

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Substation Mechanic (Transmission & Distribution) [with Vocational Training/Apprenticeship]

 

 

Solar PV Installer/Technician

Description: Install, monitor, diagnose, optimize and repair photovoltaic systems. Design and prepare system layouts based on specific site characteristics. Drive to multiple sites to install, inspect, evaluate, test, clean, calibrate, and maintain solar module systems, mounting hardware, inverters, and related equipment. The work may entail electrical troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair.

 

Education: High School/HSED to Vocational Training

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $45k - $55k

Certifications/Licenses:  Electrician certification

Working Conditions: Heights, Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Travel

Skills: Customer service, Photovoltaic/electrical knowledge, Oral and written communication, Computer skills, Physical strength and dexterity

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance and Repair Technician, Electrician [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician (Transmission & Distribution) [with Additional Experience], Solar Design Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Mid-Level

Maintenance and Repair Technician

Description: Ensure machines, equipment, and buildings remain in good condition and proper working order. Inspect motors, belts, fluid levels, filters and other mechanical elements. Take apart machines and repair/replace parts using hand or power tools. Use large machines like hoists and cranes. Use repair manuals to determine and fix problems. Keep track of work.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $65 - $75k

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Physical strength and dexterity, Teamwork, Oral communication, Equipment operation, Attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Wind Turbine Technician, Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Substation Mechanic (Transmission & Distribution)

 

 

Welder/Fabricator

Description: Use hand welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal segments in connection with maintenance, repair, installation, and removal of mechanical equipment/structures. Lay out, position, and secure parts prior to assembly. Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating and warping, shrinking, distortion, and expansion of material.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60k - $70k

Certifications/Licenses:  Welding Certification (e.g. AWS)

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Welding skills and equipment, Physical dexterity, Attention to detail, Organization skills, Troubleshooting

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Welder/Fabricator (Transmission & Distribution), Pipefitter/Pipelayer/Fuser (Transmission & Distribution)

 

 

Wind Turbine Technician

Description: Installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on wind turbines and other associated equipment. Must understand the mechanics, including both electrical and maintenance of hydraulics, of all wind turbine components. Replaces mechanical and electrical components, understands schematics and uses appropriate diagnostic tools.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60 - $70k

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Travel

Skills: Mechanical/hydraulic knowledge, Safety procedures, Physical dexterity and endurance, Troubleshooting, Effective verbal communication

 

Family Pathways: Electrician, Construction/Installation Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience], Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Lineworker (Transmission & Distribution), Generation Technician (Plant Operations), Wind Energy Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design) [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Electrician

Description: Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures for energy facilities (e.g. batteries, meters, protective grounds, etc.). Ensure that work complies with electrical and building codes. May hold a wide variety of jobs depending on where they work and whether they work for a small or large contractor/company.

 

Education: Vocational Training/Apprenticeship

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $60 - $70k

Certifications/Licenses:  Licensed Electrician

Working Conditions: Heights, Outdoors, Extreme Temperatures, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Electrical systems and components, Good oral and written communication, Troubleshooting, Problem solving, Attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Construction/Installation Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience], Maintenance Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Electric Transmission & Distribution Technician (Transmission & Distribution), Relay Technician (Transmission & Distribution), Instrumentation and Control Technician (Plant Operations), Generation Technician (Plant Operations)

 

 

Senior Level

Construction/Installation Manager

Description: Responsible for providing oversight to the management of construction activities for various plant and (electric and gas) transmission/distribution projects including: verifying contract and technical requirements are being met by contractors, coordinating all on site activities; assuring that materials are available when needed to complete work; and assuring that safe work practices are being utilized. Provides direction to construction crews and other responsible personnel as required to complete projects safely, on time, on budget and as required by contract documents.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Construction Management or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Certifications/Licenses:  Project Management Professional (PMP)

Working Conditions: Outdoors, Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Project management, Budgeting and scheduling, Contract management, Occupational Health and Safety, Excellent oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Maintenance Manager

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Senior Manager (Transmission & Distribution), Project Manager (Administration and Management)

 

 

Maintenance Manager

Description: Determine schedules and work activities of maintenance team members. Discuss with team members how well they are doing on the job and provide feedback, as necessary. Check work areas and examine tools and equipment to see if there are any unsafe conditions. Communicate effectively with others including team members, bosses, and management.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Construction Management, or related field)

Experience: 6-8

Salary: $80k – 90k

Certifications/Licenses: Project Management Professional (PMP)

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call, Heights, Outdoors

Skills: Resource management, Maintenance and repair expertise, Leadership/supervisory skills, Project management, Excellent oral and written communication

 

Family Pathways: Construction/Installation Manager

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Senior Manager (Transmission & Distribution), Plant Manager/Supervisor (Plant Operations). Project Manager (Administration and Management)

 

 

 

Administration and Management

Entry Level

Dispatcher

Description: Dispatch electric/gas services and transmission/distribution personnel, receive customer trouble and service tickets or calls, call employees for emergency work or notification purposes, coordinate field response, and monitor the overall distribution grid as well as employee locations/statuses.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary:   $50k - $60k

Working Conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Computer skills, Effective oral and written communication, Customer service, Data entry, Multi-tasking

 

Family Pathways: Buyer [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Assistant Operator (Plant Operations)

 

Security Officer

Description: Patrol, inspect, and monitor property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. Protects company investments, enforces laws on the property, deters criminal activity and other problems. Utilize radio and telephone communications to call for assistance from police, fire or emergency medical services as the situation dictates. Write comprehensive reports outlining observations and activities during assigned shift.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 2+

Salary: $55k - $65k

Certifications/Licenses: First Aid/CPR, Firearm license

Working Conditions: Extreme Temperatures, Outdoors

Skills: Surveillance and systems monitoring, Security operations, Effective oral and written communication, Judgement and decision making, Law enforcement or criminal justice knowledge

 

Family Pathways: Health and Safety Manager [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

 

Mid-Level

Buyer

Description: Act as an agent for the company to source and procure materials, equipment and services necessary for operation. Prepare and initiate requests for proposals and analyzes price quotations from suppliers. Prioritize requisitions to ensure equipment, material and services are obtained in a timely fashion with an emphasis on quality, cost and availability. Work with internal customers to review material and service requirements for projects and develop a procurement strategy to meet those needs. Negotiate and prepares contracts

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration or related field)

Experience: 2+

Salary: $70k - $80k

Certifications/Licenses: Certified Professional in Supply Management

Skills: Procurement and purchasing, Contract management, Negotiation skills, Excellent oral and written communication, Enterprise Resource Planning

 

Family Pathways: Business/Financial Analyst

 

 

Business/Financial Analyst

Description: Gather financial documentation for energy projects and develops and initiates pricing strategies to recover all revenue requirements. Develop terms and conditions for all rates, including bundled gas and electric rates, unbundled electric delivery service rates, transition charges and related tariffs.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Finance, or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Skills: Accounting and budgeting, Data analysis and assessment, Analytic and critical thinking, Strategic thinking and planning, Computer skills

 

Family Pathways: Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Market Analyst (Customer Service and Sales)

 

 

Quality Assurance

Description: Perform quality assurance (QA) audits and quality control (QC) tests and inspections on all work. Adhere to all safety and quality policies. Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of materials, processes, equipment and components. Write technical reports or documentation such as testing protocols, and trend analyses. Monitor operations and equipment to ensure conformance to specifications and make process adjustments.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary:   $70k - $80k

Skills: Critical thinking, Judgement and decision making, Effective oral and written communication, High attention to detail, Statistics and data analysis

 

Family Pathways: Health and Safety Manager [with Additional Experience], Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Health and Safety Manager

Description: Responsible for designing and overseeing programs that help ensure a safe working environment. Additionally, responsible for assisting with analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving potential problems with plant and site operations relating to health and safety. The Health & Safety Manager must be able to effectively work in a team environment.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Occupational Safety and Health Technology or related field)

Experience: 5+

Salary: $80k - $90k

Certifications/Licenses: Certified Safety Professional, First Aid/CPR

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Skills: Occupational health and safety knowledge, Legal compliance, Effective oral and written communication, Teamwork/collaboration, Inspection and investigation

 

Family Pathways: Project Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Environmental/Compliance Engineer (Engineering and Systems Design)

 

 

Regulatory Affairs Manager/Analyst

Description: Responsible for the oversight and management of compliance systems. First point of contact for all regulatory and quality related deliverables, assisting in preparing for third party and government audits. Responsible for the collection, review, and reporting of key performance indicator data associated with their work in these areas.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Business Administration, or related field)

Experience: 5+

Salary: $85k - $95k

Skills: Regulatory affairs knowledge, Excellent oral and written communication, Relationship-building, Process improvement, High attention to detail

 

Family Pathways: Project Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

 

Project Manager

Description: In coordination with field leadership, coordinates activities of the project to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget. Review project proposals or plans to fully understand the scope of the work and contract to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project. Manage project staffing and resources in keeping with project plan/contract.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration or related)

Experience: 6-8

Salary:   $80k - $90k

Certifications/Licenses:  Project Management Professional (PMP)

Skills: Project management, Budgeting and scheduling, Computer skills, Effective oral and written communication, Teamwork/collaboration

 

Family Pathways: General Operations Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Construction/Installation Manager (Installation and Maintenance), Senior Manager (Transmission and Distribution)

 

 

Senior Level

General Operations Manager

Description: Responsible for managing a single unit, different sectors, or multiple units of an energy company or organization. Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the organization; administer and coordinate the development and execution of the capital improvement projects budget; participate in the development of master plans for organizing and financing capital improvement projects.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree (Business Administration, Engineering, or related field)

Experience: 9+

Salary: $100k +

Skills: Operations management, Strategic planning, Financial management and budgeting, Leadership and supervisory skills, Excellent oral and written communication

 

 

 

Customer Service and Sales

Entry Level

Customer Service Representative

Description: Communicate directly with customers and respond to a variety of customer needs and requests, taking resources, constraints, and organizational values into account when seeking resolution. Must coordinate with other company employees (especially Dispatchers) to find relevant information and take necessary action.

 

Education: High School/HSED

Experience: 0-2

Salary: $30k - $40k

Working conditions: Shift Work/Odd Hours/On Call

Skills: Customer service and contact, Computer skills, Effective oral and written communication, Problem solving, Multi-tasking

 

Family Pathways: Energy Advisor [with Associates Degree, Additional Experience], Technical Sales Representative [with Bachelor’s Degree, Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Dispatcher (Administration and Management)

 

 

Mid-Level

Energy Advisor

Description: Responsible for providing expert advice and coordination services directly to homeowners, landlords, building owners and other utility customers including recommending specific modifications to electric and/or gas systems; inform prospective customers of services and energy-saving measures. May combine office and field work.

 

Education: Associates Degree

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $55k - $65k

Skills: Energy efficiency and conservation knowledge, Effective oral and written communication, Teamwork/collaboration, Computer skills, Customer service

 

Family Pathways: Market Analyst [with Bachelor’s Degree]

 

 

Technical Sales Representative

Description: Develop and foster relationships with current and future retail, commercial, and industrial customers. Sell products, services, and resources in alignment with company’s growth plan and strategic goals. Develop strategies to increase sales and distribution. Provide technical expertise and consulting as needed.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Business Administration, or related field)

Experience: 3-5

Salary: $70k - $80k

Skills: Strong sales and negotiation skills, Client management, Technical knowledge and support, Multi-tasking, Effective oral/written communication

 

Family Pathways: Sales/Account Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Buyer (Administration and Management)

 

 

Market Analyst

Description: Perform energy market data analysis in support of energy market activities such as gas trading, trade capture operations, fuel cost hedging, outages/scheduled maintenance, fuel forecasting, and demand forecasting. Monitor market data to be aware of changing market conditions. Perform after-the-fact review and variance analysis to identify additional market, cost saving, and forecasting improvement opportunities. Assist in preparing clear, audience-appropriate written explanations of forecast components, market conditions, operational issues and variance analysis.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration, Economics, or Engineering)

Experience: 2+

Salary:   $75k - $85k

Skills: Market analysis and forecasting, Market research, Data analysis, Problem solving, Effective oral/written communication     

 

Family Pathways: Sales/Account Manager [with Additional Experience]

 

Cross-Family Pathways: Business/Financial Analyst (Administration and Management)

 

Senior Level

Sales/Account Manager

Description: Serve as a liaison to key commercial accounts and strategic stakeholders providing recommendations and coordinating all energy-related service.  Establish and maintain personalized external and internal relationships to support account issues, provide technical assistance and ensure that customer needs are met.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration or related field)

Experience: 5+

Salary:   $80k - $90k

Working Conditions: Travel

Skills: Strong sales and negotiation skills, Account management, Technical knowledge and support, Strong relationship-building, Excellent oral/written communication

 

Cross-Family Pathways: General Operations Manager (Administration and Management) [with Additional Experience]

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on December 16, 2017 at 10:36pm.