Utility Electrician II

Requisition ID:  12942

Columbus, US, 43210

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy in order to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality. In this role, the Utility Electrician II will be responsible for performing duties as a highly skilled electrician in the installation, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of low, medium, and high voltage to 138,000-volt class electrical generation and distribution systems and equipment. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the High Voltage Supervisor.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed.


What you’ll do:

  • Assist Utility Electrician 3 or High Voltage Electrician with operation, installation, removal, cleaning, inspection, troubleshooting and repair of 15,000 and 138,000-volt class equipment; consisting of underground cable vaults, cable racks, cables, splices, terminations, equipment grounding, surge arresters, switchgear, transformers, circuit breakers, motors
  • Assist with distribution system switching 
  • Direct and perform preventive maintenance and overhaul of electrical equipment in utility plants; may serve as crew leader; instruct lower staff work to be performed 
  • Perform equipment lockout/tagout; uses test equipment (multi-meter, megaohm meter, hi-pot) to remedy and prevent problems
  • Overhaul motors and replace bearings; operate cranes and/or lift vehicles to move electrical equipment 
  • Maintain substation battery banks, wiring systems, interlock equipment, 3-phase meters and circuit protective relays
  • Read blueprints, electrical diagrams, technical manuals; update drawings and schematics 
  • Create sketches, modification plans and layouts
  • Help design circuits and read wiring diagrams to specify replacement parts 
  • Maintain records and reports, perform other related duties 
  • Direct and inspect contractors in the installation of permanent and temporary power sources,
  • Inspect and monitor new electrical construction work for design standard and electrical safety acquirements 
  • Plan jobs, specify materials, inspect and diagnose cable and equipment faults; troubleshoots electrical units by reviewing blueprints and schematics in order to develop remedy
  • Assist in training other personnel of a lower classification 
  • Other duties as assigned 


What you bring:

  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum 10 years work experience as a commercial/ industrial electrician. 
  • 3 years of experience & ability to install and maintain troubleshoot/repair 5000 & 15000-volt class electrical systems. 
  • Knowledge of basic principles of electricity and related terminology; ability to read technical manuals, schematic wiring diagrams and volt-ohm-amp testers. 
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License required 
  • Commercial driver’s license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. 
  • On call rotation 


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The position may expose the employee to weather conditions
  • Ability to follow safe work and personal protective equipment policies 
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use a company computer, calculator
  • Ability to lift and carry without restriction
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $51,595 – $118,300 USD, annually 
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors 
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits 


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.  

Your talent acquisition partner can share more specific information regarding the salary for the position based on the work location. 


If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com. This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ESI NORTHAM
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  High School Diploma/GED/A Levels

Nearest Major Market: Columbus