1+ months

Senior Electric Utility Engineer & Business Developer

Patterson & Dewar Engineers
Richmond, Virginia
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc. (P&D) is currently seeking an experienced Senior Electric Utility Engineer & Business Developer (hereafter referred to as Candidate) in Richmond or Charlottesville, Virginia or surrounding areas. The ideal Candidate is a “seller/doer” in that they will sell P&D services, provide or ensure adequate QA/QC for these services, lead the effort on and perform these services. This means that the Candidate will be responsible for growing business with clientele in the electric cooperative, municipal and investor-owned utility marketplace in Virginia and surrounding states as well as completing engineering projects from start to finish. Support personnel are available to assist the Candidate with these efforts. Candidate must be a responsible, highly motivated, and detail-oriented individual. The ideal Candidate will have experience with business development and utility engineering.

Our firm was built by cultivating long-term relationships based on exemplary service and integrity. Candidates should be like-minded in that regard, willing to go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations.

Required Skills and Qualifications Business Development

  • Develop and maintain relationships with P&D’s existing clients in Virginia
  • Capability to cultivate and leverage strategic partnerships and relationships with potential clients
  • Grow the electric utility side of the business in Virginia and surrounding states by developing relationships with new and potential clients (electric cooperatives, municipals and IOUs) with the goal of expanding P&D’s footprint and client base.
  • Assess business landscapes and develop strategic business approaches in Virginia. This includes strategic and operating plans, goals, objectives, priorities and procedures that are in alignment with the corporate goals.
  • Direct marketing efforts including client and industry presentation and responses to RFPs
  • Learn and remain aware of the services and skills offered by all departments within the company

Technical Skills

  • 15+ years of engineering experience within the electric utilities sector of which 10+ years include performing independently in at least one of these five engineering job functions
  • Substation design, construction, testing, and commissioning of electrical substations
  • Transmission and distribution line design including route selection, line and structure spotting, structure design and analysis, material breakdown and development of construction bid packages
  • Distribution planning studies (Long range system studies, construction work plans, power supply studies, environmental reports, sectionalizing studies, arc hazard assessments, to name a few)
  • SMART GRID Applications including communication studies, distribution automation, transmission automation, SCADA and AMI projects
  • Distributed Energy development including, distributed generation impact studies, solar installation, battery energy storage, microgrids and wind energy.
  • Perform calculations, analysis, and evaluations necessary to complete assignments
  • Proficient with the systems, programs and applications used to complete assignments
  • Maintain current and working knowledge of applicable codes and standards (i.e. RUS, NESC, FEMA, IEEE)
  • Expand knowledge and technical skills in order to keep up with advancements in the electric utility industry and meet the future needs of clients


Candidates must pass a background check and drug test prior to employment.

We offer competitive compensation, an exceptional benefits package, and the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to a vibrant culture that stands the test of time.


Additional Qualifications

  • A BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • Well connected in Virginia with 15+ years working in the electric utility industry in that state
  • PE certification in Virginia with ability to get PE certification in additional states
  • Valid drivers license and be legally eligible to drive
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Service-oriented attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite
  • Effective problem solving skills


Posted: 2021-03-29 Expires: 2021-06-27

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Senior Electric Utility Engineer & Business Developer

Patterson & Dewar Engineers
Richmond, Virginia

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