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Minimum Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Education to include the following: basic electricity, drafting, advanced mathematics, and computer science. Job experience will be considered as a substitute for degree. Must possess or acquire International Right of Way Association certification within five years. Additional training in public relations, conflict management, real estate, and right of way law is helpful.


Minimum of ten years’ experience in distribution systems engineering and operations and field planning. Experience needed in land acquisition and easements. Experience as a lineman exposed to both overhead and underground systems and G.P.S. field knowledge is recommended and could substitute for a portion of required experience in layout.


Must have a valid New Hampshire driver’s license. Must be able to operate a desktop computer. Notary Public or Justice of the Peace must be obtained within six (6) months. Must be able to communicate with the public or government agencies in a friendly and effective manner. Must be able to design and layout all aspects of residential and commercial developments as well as individual members requiring either overhead or underground systems. Must prepare accurate and legible documents, drawings, and maps and become familiar with all work order and plant procedures including appropriate records. Must be able to effectively represent the NHEC when speaking or testifying before various boards or agencies, such as the Public Utilities Commission in condemnation hearings, planning and zoning boards, wetlands boards, conservation commissions, etc.


Must have extensive working knowledge of distribution system construction specifications, the National Electric Safety Code, construction operations and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems. Must become familiar with federal, state, and local ordinances and permits affecting the system, and the NHEC’s construction requirements. Must have knowledge of right of way and easement acquisition, legal description, and research of deeds at the registry. Expected to learn GPS data gathering and computer skills.


A combination of generally accepted office conditions and outside fieldwork under a variety of weather conditions. Working hours correspond to normal office hours with frequent evening and weekend work scheduled as necessary for timely job completion. Work will include travel throughout the statewide NHEC service area.
Assistance with power restoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will be assigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. In addition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays which may involve considerable extra hours. In order to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may be reached after hours. This number will only be used for internal purposes.
NHEC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer