Engineers power innovation with diversity

If you have a problem, we know an engineer with a solution. From field engineers to the engineers who design, build and maintain our transmission network, electric stations, gas and electric distribution systems and generating stations, PSEG employs a diverse team of engineers who are essential to everything we do to deliver safe and reliable electric and natural gas service to our customers. Engineers are the core of innovation and their work represents modern trends and certainly benefits from having a diverse workforce. We are proud to share that nearly 40% of PSEG engineers are people of color. Engineers are precise, caring and driven.

Celebrating National Engineers Week and World Engineering Day, we salute all PSEG engineers – represented by a few colleagues who were asked why they like working at PSEG:

Samuel Mechail
Principal Staff Engineer
I enjoy working at PSEG for a multitude of reasons – our focus on health and safety and the well-being of our customers and employees; our focus on ethics, diversity and inclusion, volunteerism, corporate citizenship and more! Largely, the culture at PSEG is one that is rooted in education, continuous improvement, integrity and, most of all, respect – just to name a few. PSEG offers an engaging and challenging environment that allows one to continuously learn and thrive in their personal and career goals and aspirations.

Lauren Biernacki
Senior Project Control Engineer
I enjoy working at PSEG because there always is a new challenge or aspect of the job to learn. Engineers are trained to continuously learn and improve their skills throughout their careers and PSEG promotes that idea.

Kristina Petroglia
PSEG Long Island Operations Supervisor
I have always wanted my job to impact people in a positive way. Here at PSEG Long Island, the work I do helps 1.1 million people every day.

Lilian Vergara
Staff Engineer
I like working at PSEG for the many development opportunities available for young engineers. PSEG encourages everyone to continue their development and to be their best.

Ayed Aqeel
PSEG Long Island Senior System Operator
I like working at PSEG Long Island because I work with such diverse and committed colleagues whose main focus is to provide our customers with uninterrupted and safe energy.

Andrew Chad Watson
Offshore Wind Development Manager
I enjoy the opportunity to get engaged with so many types of projects, including transmission and distribution upgrades, solar farms on landfills, battery storage pilot projects and offshore wind. I work with great and diverse teams, take on challenging work, participate in employee resource groups and grow my leadership ability every day.

Adam Vignaroli
Staff Engineer
The work that I perform in modernizing and strengthening the gas distribution system for PSEG not only ensures that our customers will have reliable service on the coldest days of the year, but also minimizes fugitive methane emissions from pipelines by identifying the pipelines at highest risk for failure and release of gas to the atmosphere. I know that my work plays a role creating a better future operation of the gas system that meets customer and environmental demands.

Miguel Briones
Staff Engineer
As an engineer, my passion is to solve problems. Working at PSEG has fueled this passion by allowing me to improve myself while solving problems. It’s a blessing to be employed with a company that shares the values of safety and reliability, while providing the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community.

Sweta Mundada
Associate Program Support Manager
I enjoy working at PSEG because of the company’s solid core values and the opportunity to grow in my career without being bound to one field or specialty. I can see myself working my entire career and retiring from PSEG, and, while this may not sound like a big deal, we live in a world where companies go out of business overnight.

Clinton Nwanedo
Staff Engineer
Renewable energy and the reliability concerns that accompany it sparked my interest in electrical engineering. I believe the engineer’s mission is to innovate solutions to society’s most pressing problems. At PSEG, I am part of a team that is committed to improving the reliability and resiliency of the electric network it operates, while making strides in combating climate change by promoting carbon-free electric generation. I take great pride in the work I do and its positive impact on PSEG’s many customers. Here, we strive to constantly improve the value we provide and keep abreast with new ways to meet increased demand for reliable, resilient and eco-friendly energy.

Dennis O’Rourke
Staff Engineer
As a student attending NJIT, my long-term goals were to establish a career that a would have a societal impact. Since joining PSEG as an engineer, I’ve realized that I have a unique opportunity to do so. Our roles affect a large number of people and our performance is directly related to the safety and comfort of others. Knowing I serve not just my family and friends, but also my community, has been an amazing experience.

Nevdon Hylton
Manager, Project Engineering
One of the things I treasure and am grateful for is the time and investment PSE&G has made in my growth, both as a trained engineer and as a leader. As we celebrate National Engineers Week, I ask all of our engineers to capitalize on the opportunities provided to us for our growth, and be ready to pay it forward.

Elzahraa Elbenni
Staff Engineer
Public Service is the essence of what the organization stands for and that attracted me to it. I wanted to join a company that was committed to serving its customers and employees. I wanted a job synonymous with impact, and I got it. The work I do literally powers the daily lives of millions. 

Andrea Almeida
Staff Engineer

I like being an engineer because I get to change the world for the better. All my projects, whether big or small, play a part in improving the lives of our customers. That’s very rewarding.

Lauren Ugorji, Lead Writer - PSE&G

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