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Director of Public Utilities


Wallingford, Connecticut
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The Town of Wallingford (45,154), a central Connecticut community offering a high quality of life, invites candidates to apply for the position of Director of Public Utilities. 

The Director of Public Utilities serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Public Utilities and is responsible for directing the business of utilities. The Director is hired by and works under the supervision of the Public Utilities Commission and the Mayor. 

The Town operates under the mayor-council form of government, with the nine-member Town Council and Mayor elected every two years. The Town Council is responsible for all policy-making and legislative authority as well as passing ordinances, adopting the budget and appointing committees. For Fiscal Year 2017, the Town is operating with a budget of $158,270,163 for all funds.


Minimum qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering; with a preference for electrical engineering. Candidates should also possess a minimum of 10 years’ of increasingly responsible experience in engineering and/or management activities in a comparably sized electric or combination utility. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and understanding of the methods, practices, equipment and materials used in the operation and maintenance of an electric utility as well as water and sewer operations. Considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of wholesale power pricing, operations of the ISO-NE market, or other RTO/ISO markets is recommended. To learn more about the position, please view the full recruitment brochure here:

The salary range for this position is from $180,000 to $220,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include but are not limited to use of a Town vehicle, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance, professional dues and conference expenses. Town residency is desirable but not mandatory. Relocation expenses may be negotiated with the Town as well. 

The deadline for submitting application materials is April 13, 2017. To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, and list of professional references online by visiting the Waters & Company website at For more information, you may also contact us at

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