Belmont Light has deep roots in the community and our employees strive to provide excellent customer service and professionalism. We depend on dedicated and highly trained professionals to provide our services. Here you will find employment opportunities to join our skilled and diverse team.

Belmont Light is an equal opportunity employer.

All applicants must fill out the Town of Belmont’s Application for Employment.


CURRENT OPENINGS:

Energy Resources Manager

January 2, 2024

$126,063.29 – $165,768.85

Fully Benefitted

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours/week) Energy Resources Manager. This key position will be part of the Belmont Light Management team. The starting salary of the hire will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The duties of the position will include:

  • Manages the department’s energy and capacity supply portfolios by determining the optimum supply plan necessary to economically and reliable meet organizational needs.
  • Manages the department’s portfolio of Renewable Energy Certificates and progress towards Belmont Light’s power supply goals.
  • Manages the department’s demand-side program portfolio. Researches, creates, and evaluates energy initiatives and programs to support organizational goals.
  • Helps establish, develop, and enhance energy strategies, goals, policies, and procedures. Emphasizes and implements sustainability planning. Monitors relevant energy, environmental, and regulatory trends and changes. Assists the General Manager in evaluating supply and demand side energy strategies and opportunities. Participates in negotiations regarding power purchases.
  • Monitors the company’s participation in regional energy markets. Maintains in-depth   knowledge of resource portfolio development, energy market trends, and energy forecasting in a New England context.
  • Ensures best practices for program evaluation techniques. Conducts economic analysis. Estimates financial and environmental effectiveness of energy programs. Performs cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis as needed. Prepares spreadsheet models. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel for data entry, data evaluation, manipulation and analysis, as well as statistical functions, database functions, report generation, table design and graphics generation.
  • Manages power supply and Conservation Fund budgets and spending.
  • Responds to complex customer inquiries and requests relative to energy policies and programs and provides advice and information as needed. Works with customers, community groups, and other stakeholders in developing and implementing energy programs.
  • Researches and pursues pertinent grant and funding opportunities.
  • Reviews distributed renewable generation projects within Belmont, assists owners/developers with economic issues pertaining to Belmont Light’s distributed generation policies.

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, business administration, engineering, environmental science, environmental policy/management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 5 years of specialized and progressively responsible experience related to energy or utility industries (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Utility experience in resource planning, demand-side management, cost of service, distribution, transmission, generation, ratemaking and accounting, along with an understanding of new energy markets.

Cover letters, Town of Belmont job application and resumes accepted at the Human Resources Department,

455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax (617) 993-2741

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town’s website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town’s Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town’s hiring process to:

Human Resources Department

Town of Belmont

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

(617) 993-2740

humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

Electrical Mechanic (I/II/Lead)

Posted January 25, 2024 | Until filled

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours/week) Electrical Mechanic. This position will be part of the IBEW Local 104 group. The classification and salary of the hire will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The duties of the position will include:

  • Various tasks supporting the operation, maintenance and testing of electrical substation equipment, such as circuit breakers, power transformers, relaying and misc. wiring, following proper training protocol and various safety procedures.
  • Locating electric services in the field for contractors, other utilities and agencies as needed, utilizing specialized equipment and company records. Marking locations and if necessary, overseeing activities of contractors to prevent damage and safety concerns related to the BMLD. system.
  • Performing simple as well as complex (including CT. rated) electric meter installations and testing on customer and company equipment, including voltage measurements using appropriate test equipment. Requires the ability to evaluate the results, which may require follow up work. This includes the installation, testing and troubleshooting of the AMI. system.
  • Conducting routine maintenance and troubleshooting on Belmont’s traffic signal and fire alarm systems. In the case of emergency or the need for extensive work, has the ability to assess and report to other BMLD. staff and work with 3rd party vendors on making the proper repairs.
  • Executing planned, as well as on and off-hour emergency switching and other associated operating assignments whether in person or over various communications equipment including two-way radios.
  • Handling substances considered hazardous, such as transformer and switch carcasses and associated oil samples; coordinating and preparing the disposal of such equipment and working with 3rd party vendors on obtaining and filing the proper documentation pertaining to the disposal of such oil filled equipment. Maintaining the spill kit trailer.
  • Assisting other personnel in electric operations when needed; tasks may include the ability to independently install and repair simple services and low voltage wiring, as well as assisting with the installation or removal of high voltage wiring and keeping the area and other personnel safe.
  • Maintaining the controls and ensuring that various distribution equipment such as reclosers and fault indicators are in a good working condition; working with other BMLD. staff on any planned repairs and maintenance.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, AND SKILLS 

Knowledge: General knowledge of electric substation equipment; general knowledge of electrical construction and maintenance methods, materials, and techniques.  Working knowledge of motors and controls, low voltage systems, and traffic system controls.   Working knowledge of advanced electric meter (AMI) technology. 

Abilities: Ability to effectively work with groups of employees and contractors engaged in a variety of construction and maintenance operations.  Ability to follow instructions and complete projects in a timely fashion. Ability to work for extended periods under adverse condition.  Ability to read and comprehend plans, blueprints, technical specifications, operation manuals and one and three-line drawings.  Ability to operate equipment and technology used in locating electric services for contractors engaged in sub-surface construction.   Ability to walk, climb a ladder, tolerate heights, tolerate confined spaces, grasp objects, and stand for several hours each day. Able to be on-call 24 hours per day on a rotating basis, if required in the future. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with employees, other municipal departments, the public, consultants, vendors and contractors.

Skills: Highly skilled in electrical construction, maintenance, and repair. Proficiency in software applications customarily used in electric substations, low voltage control work, and advanced meter technology.  Skilled in the use of common hand and power tools used in repair and testing work.   

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Lead Electrical Mechanic: High School diploma and 7+ years of experience in electrical trade and working in electrical substations with some experience in maintaining high voltage and electric meter equipment required. Any other combination of education, training, certifications, and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Electrical Mechanic II: High School diploma and 5 years of experience in electrical trade and working in electrical substations with some experience in maintaining high voltage and electric meter equipment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certifications, and experience. 

Electrical Mechanic I: High School diploma and 2-3 years of experience in electrical trade or in working in electrical substations with some experience in maintaining high voltage and electric meter equipment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certifications, and experience. 

PAY RANGE:

Lead: $63.47/hour

Electrical Mechanic II: $42.72/hour – $60.41/hour

Electrical Mechanic I: $32.10/hour – $40.08/hour

The position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the Massachusetts State employee retirement system.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications/Resumes accepted until filled at the Town of Belmont, Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or email humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, fax to 617-993-2741. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

Drug screening is a condition of employment.

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town’s website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town’s Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town’s hiring process to:

Human Resources Department

Town of Belmont

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

(617) 993-2740

humanresources@belmont-ma.gov