Principle - Engineer Electrical at Avangrid in Rochester, New York

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

Job Description:

Location Note

Avangrid operates eight utility companies in NY and New England. The company you work for will depend on where you are based. The choices are RG&E (Rochester, NY), NYSEG (Binghamtom, NY), CMP (Augusta, ME), or UI (Orange, CT).

Job Summary

Responsible for Substation designs for major capital projects in both Maine (Central Maine Power and Maine Electric Power Company) and New York (NYSEG and RG&E), this includes input into standards and training needs.

The electric delivery system in Maine contains approximately 2,600 miles of transmission lines & 317 substations. The electric delivery system in New York contains approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines & 621 substations. The electric delivery system in Connecticut contains approximately 130 miles of transmission lines and 28 bulk electric supply substations.

Position reports to the Substation Projects Coordinator, but the position will work day-to-day in cross functional project team and support project needs as dictated by the project manager.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • Capital project engineering performance including all phases such as: scoping and budgeting, conceptual engineering, contract management and design, engineering design, construction and closeout.
  • Perform standard and complex electrical engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology and principles and other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to improve processes/services
  • Responsible for leading and creating new conceptual designs and overseeing the work of external detailed designers.
  • Solve unique and complex electrical engineering problems. Analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures related to lines and power engineering.
  • Ensure all engineering designs implemented by the company meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards.
  • Support technical requests from current and proposed customers

Job Requirements

Education & Experience Required:
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering required
  • Masters Degree Preferred
  • 15 years minimum relevant electric substation design experience
  • 3 years technical proposal writing experience
  • Professional Engineering License preferred

General Skills:
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills to decipher unique technical and analytical problems,
  • Proven ability to lead and manage projects,
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to articulate highly technical concepts,
  • Strong management and leadership skills, ability to drive change and adoption of new technologies.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.
  • General contract, commercial and regulatory awareness with the ability to balance effective and efficient customer service and project delivery, ensuring maximum return on investment.
  • Track record of effective stakeholder and customer service engagement and management.
  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively at all levels
  • Ability to manage competing priorities using sound engineering and financial judgment to determine optimal solutions
  • Awareness and understanding of key business drivers
  • Ability to devise solutions to both to common and complex problems/challenges.
  • Where appropriate, technical and operational experience in a relevant engineering role within a utility environment.
  • Where required, knowledge of;
  • Construction and maintenance standards in accordance with regulatory requirements Engineering standards and specifications up to 345kV
  • Engineering standards and specifications up to 345kV

Routine Technical Skills:
  • Physical Substation Design - Expert
  • Project Scoping and Estimating - Expert
  • Equipment Specifications - Expert
  • Construction and Outage Sequencing - Expert
  • Commissioning - Expert
  • AC/DC Loading Calculations - Expert
  • Codes, Standards, and Regulations - Expert

Unique Technical Skills:
  • Technical proposal writing with necessary engineering economic justifications
  • Substation Grounding- Expert
  • Thermal Ratings- Expert
  • Lightning Analysis- Expert
  • Lighting Analysis- Expert
  • Transient Analysis- Expert
  • Insulation Coordination- Expert
  • Substation Equipment Commissioning - Expert


AVANGRID employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties.

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