South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW) is a municipal electric and water utility owned and operated by the Second Taxing District, Norwalk, Connecticut. SNEW serves some 9,000 customers with water throughout Norwalk and surrounding areas and approximately 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk. The District also maintains parks and other public spaces in the South Norwalk community. SNEW is a municipal utility and is currently accepting applications for the following position:


Requirements: The Electric Distribution Engineer works in a team environment with the Line Manager, the Substation Engineer and others by performing and communicating:

  • Pole line and underground planning, design & improvements
  • Substation planning, design & improvements
  • Interrupting/protective device coordination
  • Fault duty and arc-flash computations
  • NESC pole system calculations (loading, buckling, guying, etc.)
  • IEEE reliability indices
  • System, transformer and feeder load profiles
  • Photovoltaic system evaluations and transformer and capacitor bank sizing
  • Regulatory compliance with CONVEX, EPA, ISO-NE, NERC, NESC, etc.
  • Writes, reviews, holds and performs substation switching
  • Manual load shedding and voltage reduction tests
  • Safety observations and enforces the Safety Policy
  • Electric distribution constructability field reviews
  • Maintains Electric Rules & Regulations
  • Maintains Distribution System & Substation standards, policies and standing orders
  • Project costing and budget support
  • Trade association support (APPA, Doble, ECNE, IEEE, NEPPA)
  • After hours emergency & storm-duty assignments
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • 8 years significant job related experience
  • Certain Master’s of Science degrees may qualify for two years of experience
  • A Connecticut Professional Engineering license may be substituted for four years of experience
  • CONVEX TD800 certification within 1 year
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad, ASPEN Distriview and Pole Foreman or equivalents

SNEW offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefit package. An application packet is available at South Norwalk Electric & Water, One State Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or on our Website. Applications must be submitted by May 10, 2023 for consideration.

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