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Current Employment Opportunities

Currently Duquesne Light is only accepting applications for the positions listed below.

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Part-Time Job Opportunities


Duquesne Light Company currently has part-time employment opportunities. Part-time employees work approximately 1000 hours or less annually and are not eligible for benefits. Selected candidates are required to take one of the following aptitude tests.

The test for both the Customer Service Representative and the Autodialing Operator is taken on a computer using a headset and takes approximately three hours to complete. There are three sections to the test: (1) Basic Work Station, which assesses the speed and accuracy with which you enter text. (2) Customer Order, which assesses the skills associated with taking applications for service, disconnecting service and responding to customer inquiries regarding power outages. (3) Bill Inquiry, which assesses the skills associated with customers' bill inquiries, high bill complaints, and granting and denying extensions.

All testing is conducted in a group setting.

Only those candidates selected for testing will be contacted by the Company.

Click on the link to see a brief description of and qualification needed for the current part-time opening.




UG Cable Inspector


Under semi-direct supervision, inspects cables and conduit systems, makes routine surveys in manholes and duct lines to determine the location of Duquesne Light Company facilities, makes routine tests in connection with work on the underground system.

Indicates location and type of Duquesne Light Company facilities as required. Uses proper instruments as required to establish locations and measurements from a reference point.
As required, monitors work being performed in close proximity to underground equipment and advises workers of the location of company facilities.






Apprentice Journey UG Splicer



 This is the training position for a Journey Underground Splicer. 

The UG splicer performs duties associated with the construction maintenance, operations, removal, inspection, and repairs on the transmission, distribution, communication and street lighting systems (energized or de-energized).






Intern - Environmental


An environmental intern is sought for full-time (40 hours/week) experience for the summer 2014. This position will support Duquesne Light’s Environmental Services Department. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated environmental studies student who has an interest in the energy business to get a real-world view of the inner workings of the environmental services area of an electric utility. The intern will be involved with the following projects:

·    Organize documents for Environmental and Legacy Projects
·    Create Environmental/Legacy user manual by:
o   Compiling and organizing all permits into a manual or manuals
o   Compiling all regulations that drive the permits
o   Compiling sampling procedures that are driven by the permits
o   Incorporating any other procedures/processes into manuals
·      Environmental Regulatory Tracking
o   Create a list of websites to check daily for regulatory updates
-    Investigate and recommend e-mail distribution lists to utilize
o   Track impact and velocity of the regulation in regards to Duquesne Light’s business
·    Work with other departments to create manuals and regulatory tracking
·     Alphabetize and organize MSDS’ into a Master Binder to be kept by Environmental Services
o   Create a Table of Contents for the book
·     Assist in copying and filing of SPCC Plan updates






Sales Manager- DQE Communications


Develop and cultivate sales leads

Analyze communication needs and create solutions for potential customers

Present sales solutions to potential customers

Close on customer business

Maintain customer relationships






SharePoint Architect


Provide overall guidance to company in areas of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) by imparting consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to the company related to the effective use of SharePoint infrastructure both technically and functionally.

Collaborate with end users, other technical staff, and multiple levels of management to define business and technical requirements for ECM development and gain buy-in from all stakeholders while working with them to identify detailed implementation plans and set appropriate and realistic timelines for SharePoint projects and work efforts.

Create functional design documents, translate the business requirements into system requirements, create a prototype of recommended solutions, demo to the users, and implement the solution. Communicate conceptual and detail designs to business stakeholders and IT development teams.

Develop procedures for and manage operation of typical SharePoint administrative activities such as backup, restore, site creation, and user issue resolution. Manage modifications and coordinate change control related to SharePoint and supporting technologies.

Configure and maintain document libraries, lists, and WSS site collections and deploy SharePoint at the enterprise level.

Validate and prepare detailed specifications and documentation of SharePoint environments and provide knowledge transfer to other technical staff.

Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in SharePoint and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). (as necessary)

0 Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s strategic business plans as well as existing IT architecture/infrastructure and technology standards.






Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)


Has demonstrated success and effectiveness as either a Chief Information Security Officer of an enterprise organization, or as a direct report to the Chief Information Security Officer of an enterprise organization. Has demonstrated experience in the successful evolution of an information security program end to end, from concept into business services and from architecture through to operations. This will include garnering executive support and budget for information security initiatives, building consensus with functional leaders by demonstrating value and measurable results and creating a culture of information security awareness amongst the company’s core ecosystem – employees, partners, and vendors – while maintaining efficiency Program and Project Management – security projects portfolio management, ability to present executive steering committee with the clear factors for consideration required to take a vision and strategy and break it down in to executable projects supported by a business case.

Demonstrated ability and willingness to serve as a “hands-on” leader and take a “roll-up your sleeves” and a “lead by example” approach toward the origination and implementation of the information security program. Have experience in the evaluation and implementation of industry standard enterprise wide information security technologies and concepts. These can include but are not limited to: Data Loss Prevention, Security Event Management, GRC Tools, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Identity and Access Management, Application Security, Computer Forensics.

Will be able to illustrate a consistent and logical pattern of strategic career investments and professional development that have helped them develop the skills and experience required to be an effective CISO. This can include advanced education, industry certifications, professional development thought leadership, and other external interests and pursuits. (I.e. community involvement, philanthropy, etc.) Provide thought and strategic leadership to information security risks and opportunities that are looming on the horizon and demonstrate logical thought patterns that are applicable to the organizations that they are attempting to secure. This can include information security topics like: Cloud Computing/ SaaS, Bring Your Own Device/Mobile Security, Hactivists (Anonymous, Occupy), SCADA security, securing critical infrastructure, and any other topics relevant to Duquesne Light and other enterprise organizations.

Has had experience in the attraction, recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development and leadership of a diverse team of dedicated information security professionals, in proportion to the size of the organization that they are protecting.

Define and execute security services both within the Security function and in partnership with the shared infrastructure services team and solutions center. Has either had the experience of effective managing through an information security incident, external attack, or data breach, and as a result, strengthening the organization’s information security posture to prevent future events or can demonstrate how their proactive efforts and foresight as an information security leader have prevented such an incident from occurring in the first place.

Has experience in managing the relationships, and working collaboratively, with external information security technology vendors, and specialized information security professional services firms. This includes management of the evaluation process of their capabilities, and the eventual negotiation of fair service level agreements and contracts between their company and these entities.

A foundational alignment with the mission of Duquesne Light and its involvement in the Western Pennsylvania community. Understanding of






Senior IT Auditor


Design and execute audit programs and testing procedures in accordance with auditing principles that ensure compliance, quality and operational processes are functioning efficiently, effectively and in accordance with company policy;

Effectively communicate audit and special project scope, status, findings and corrective action plans with all levels of management through verbal presentations and written audit and special project reports;

Review work papers to ensure work performed supports conclusions and are organized in accordance with Company standards and train, develop, and mentor staff from a professional (e.g., communication skills) and technical (e.g., IT audit standards and industry knowledge) perspective;

Develop strong relationships with IT, finance, operations and other department managers while maintaining objectivity;

Create value for the Company through the identification of process improvements or sharing best practices from an IT compliance and operational perspective, particularly related to major Company IT projects;

Communicate, manage and monitor IT audit and special project budgets for both internal and external resources; and

Adhere to the Duquesne Light Code of Conduct and the Internal Audit Department Charter at all times and complete all applicable administrative tasks (such as e-time submission, performance evaluations, FERC Standards of Conduct training, annual CPE training requirements) timely and accurately.






Fleet Administrator


Write vehicle specifications to meet end users' needs as well as conform to industry standards.

Monitor equipment wear, failure trends, and vehicle accidents in order to improve vehicle specifications and shop standards.

Inspect and test new equipment, repairs, replacement parts, and subcontractor services in order to maintain established quality levels.

Provide recommendations to optimize department productivity. Establish and adjust department training programs to keep the work force competitive. Achieve budgetary objectives.

Through collaboration and influence, develop and implement process improvements to enhance the business objectives of Transportation Services.

Assume the responsibilities for the safety and environmental performance of the department.






HR Senior Generalist - OD and Staffing


Serve as a senior level advisor and assist with the development of programs and processes related to employee staffing from recruitment to retirement. Understand and support diversity and equal opportunity goals and objectives.

Assist in the development of policies, procedures, processes, and programs to enhance and support organizational effectiveness and developmental initiatives, such as (but not limited to): employee engagement, change management, workforce planning, succession planning, work life programs, and professional/supervisory training.

Assist in the identification of potential vendors and suppliers to support organizational development initiatives.

Perform other job-related duties and special projects to support the overall human resources department.

Assist in the identification of professional/supervisory training needs, assist in the development of a training curriculum to improve the skills of managers, supervisors, and professionals and assist with the selection of training materials, sources, and programs.

Coordinates the Company's staffing and employment function including the development and administration of the Company's equal employment procedures and employment testing programs.

Provides guidance to managers and supervisors regarding employee relations and performance management.






Sr Strategic Analyst


Employ business process improvements and reengineering methodologies and principles for modernization of systems and projects.

Develop regulatory knowledge and understanding to be able to contribute to ongoing Corporate discussion about regulatory strategy.

Support regulatory strategy by monitoring the regulatory environment to identify threats and potential trends of interest.

Support non-regulated business development objectives by monitoring the business environment to identify Gas LDC or Communication acquisition opportunities and participating in diligence activities once targets are identified.

Develop systems for prospect monitoring/data tracking and utilize those methods to support executive decision making

Coordinates special projects and initiatives with requesting departments by setting project timelines, identifying potential data sources, gathering needed data and preparing appropriate analyses

Ad hoc analysis as requested by Strategy Team, Senior Management or Other Functional Areas of the Business. Employ business process improvements and reengineering methodologies and principles for modernization of systems and projects. (as necessary)

Provide leadership in Pennsylvania regulatory and industry meetings, briefings and forums to facilitate the exchange of ideas and concepts.  Keep abreast of developments in target industries, changes in technologies, and applications via self initiated professional development.






Senior Enterprise Risk Management Analyst


Support the business units and departments to identify, analyze, quantify, document, and communicate risks impacting the assets, earnings, or success of the organization. Acts as a consultant to Corporate Officers, department and division management, and business units. Accountable for the accuracy and integrity of findings and recommendations.

Assist in the development of systems and processes to monitor validity of risk modeling outputs and report on findings. Exhibits analytical quantification skill sets. Knowledgeable about sources of data and resources available to access information. Determines the need for analysis in response to changing business conditions and the appropriate model/formulas to apply. Utilizes existing or devises new, innovative models and methodologies.

Initiate follow-up action and review responses to risk assessments and mitigation plans to ensure that appropriate action is being taken on all mitigation plans. Assist with the preparation and review of presentation materials and participate as needed at various Company meetings. Coordination and collaboration with Compliance, Internal Audit, CISO, and IT.

Assist in the ERM process improvement cycle and scheduling of risk assessments. Assess the adequacy and scope of the program to ensure meaningful, measurable, and effective risk reporting by drawing on increasing personal knowledge of all aspects of the Company. Assist in the coordination with financial planning department on risk-adjusted forecasts.




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