Chief Electrical Engineer, P.E. – JVA No. 23-014


    Employer: Commonwealth Utilities Corporation

    Opening Date: October 3, 2022
    Closing Date: UNTIL FILLED

    ANNUAL SALARY: Starting: $120,000.00 (Commensurate with qualification and experience) per annum, Exempt

    Under the direct supervision of the Power Division Manager or his/her designee.


    • Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary
    • Manages complex electrical projects and executing programs, coordinates and meets with other divisional sections and corporate divisions to coordinate activities and projects
    • Performs project management activities to include: preparing reports, correspondence and recommendations; developing scope of work; providing technical reviews; surveying for projects; scheduling project elements; evaluating proposals; monitoring project progress and funding; and, recommending project
    • Prepares engineering calculations, plans and specifications; designs utility related facilities; collects data and performs project research related to project and operational costs, and efficiency
    • Manages construction and performs contract management work; evaluates bid documents; maintains correspondence with contractors; reviews submittals; interprets drawings and technical specifications; and evaluates work for compliance with contract
    • Compiles analytical data and provide reports regarding existing or potential electrical engineering studies or projects.
    • Develop systems that produce electricity with renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, or
    • Performs construction inspections; reviews and processes payment requests from
    • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as

    Minimum Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Licensed PE, and five years professional engineering, and experience working in a power transmission and distribution system.

    Knowledge of: Applicable Federal, Commonwealth and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances; Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment); Engineering and construction principles, methods, practices, and techniques; Engineering planning, specification, and drawing methods and techniques; Mathematical concepts; Applicable equipment, controls and systems of assigned area of responsibility; Safety principles and practices; Data collection techniques; Research methods; Project management principles; Contract administration principles; Customer service principles; Quality assurance principles; Modern office technology.

    Skills in: Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards; Supervising, monitoring, training and evaluating staff (based on assignment); Managing complex projects and construction activities; Developing project scope and plan; Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance; Preparing plan designs, calculations, technical specifications, and other technical documentation; Planning and designing utility facilities; Performing technical review of submittals; Interpreting drawings and technical specifications; Monitoring project funding and expenditures; Maintaining project files and records; Performing research and efficiency studies; Responding to technical inquiries and information requests; Identifying, troubleshooting and investigating issues; Recommending, developing and implementing solutions; Conducting inspections; Collecting, analyzing and researching field data; Administering and monitoring contract compliance; Assisting with bid administration processes; Applying safe work practices; Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications; Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


    • Licensed PE, from a U.S. jurisdiction with appropriate
    • Valid CNMI Driver’s license or one from a U.S. jurisdiction with appropriate


    If hired from outside the CNMI, relocation expenses are negotiable; but they are not to exceed $10,000.00 for moving to Saipan and not to exceed $10,000.00 for moving away from Saipan. Receipts will be required for justification. Other conditions may be applicable.


    The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation is an equal opportunity provider and employer and will not discriminate or tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant in any manner prohibited by law.

    It is also the policy of CUC to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.

    All applicants may be tested and all applicants are subject to pre-employment drug test.

    How to Apply: Submit a completed CUC Employment Application, resume, and applicable supporting documents to the CUC Human Resources office located on the 3rd Floor of the Joeten Dandan Building on Saipan, Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (Except Legal Holidays). Applicants on the island of Tinian and Rota may submit their documents to their respective CUC Administration office. Application, resume and supporting documents can also be e-mailed to:

    Source: CUC