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Lead Engineer - Hydro (RGE 69071) Rochester, NY, US in Rochester, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Publication date: 10.12.2018REFERENCE: 5105764001


Company: Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E)Department: Hydro Operations & MaintenanceJob Title: Lead Engineer - HydroLocation: Rochester, NY, USCross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and DepartmentRGE-NY-Scottsville RoadRochester,NY


JOB SUMMARY: Lead role managing assigned capital, maintenance, operations or regulatory programs for the NY(NYSEG and RG&E) Generation Group. Manages, plans, designs, and implements modification, construction,maintenance, operations and hydro regulatory projects and programs to ensure the safe, reliable and efficientoperation of the NY fossil and hydro generating facilities (powerhouses, dams, intake houses and related supportfacilities). Directs the work of Engineers, Analysts, Supervisors, Operations and Maintenance personnel, and otherinternal and external support personnel on multiple projects and programs.MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Manages major, complex and significant projects; Leads multi-discipline project teams; Develops projectbudgets, specifications, schedules and authorizations; Manages and implements project designs, construction andcommissioning; Maintains project records; Coordinates project design and construction needs and activities withengineering consultants, contractors and internal support personnel (25%);2. Assists the Manager - Hydro Operations, as directed to develop department budgets, schedules, plans,procedures and policies; Manages the assigned generation program – capital, maintenance, operations or hydroregulatory; Directs engineers, supervisors, analysts and others to achieve assigned program milestones; Leads thedevelopment and implementation program procedures and standards (25%);3. Supports other project leads and participates on multi-discipline project teams; performs assigned project duties(5%);4. Performs detailed designs of specific discipline (civil/structural, mechanical or electrical) for plant modificationsand new additions (5%);5. Develops and leads others to complete internal and external (i.e., FERC hydro license-related) reports andrelated correspondence including but not limited to construction status, inspections, action plans, licensecompliance and environmental-related, project audits, and assigned program and project variances (10%);6. Initiates and coordinates the procurement of materials and services including but not limited to: bidding, bid

evaluations, award recommendations and preparation of purchase requisitions; Assists Supply Chain and others incontract negotiations (5%);7. Performs and leads others to develop engineering and economic analyses to recommend generating facilityimprovements (5%);8. Leads, coordinates and performs system and facility inspections (5%);9. Provides technical and engineering direction to field personnel and others as needed to complete analyses,drawings, projects, maintenance and operational activities, and project implementation (5%);10. Leads and performs other required assignments including but not limited to: license compliance matters,production and analysis of data, interaction with federal, state, and local agencies, generation/electricemergency/storm response support; safety-related activities and training others in specific programs, processesand procedures (10%)

• Participate in and have a leadership role to coordinate NY Generation activities with external stakeholdersincluding but not limited to FERC, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NYSDEC, NYS Canal Corporation, localorganizations and emergency service organizations and federal, state and local permitting agencies;
• Leadership role to coordinates projects/construction to minimize affect on public/customer access to recreationalfacilities at hydroelectric generating facilities

MANAGEMENT INTERACTIONS: Interacts directly with Manager, F/H Operations on a regular/daily basis; withSupply Chain, Environmental, legal and other internal support group managers on a limited/as-directed basisCOMPLEXITY OF DECISION-MAKING / RISK TAKING: Must be able to independently manage projects andestablish milestones in balance with and to achieve the established / multiple corporate goals including but notlimited to worker, public and project safety, environmental and hydro license/regulatory compliance,budget/authorization and electric production/hydro utilization. Must be able to make decisions and manageassociated risk independently within the established guidelines/parameters and is required to seek out directionfrom Management when there are conflicting goals or uncertainty.

COMPLIANCE STANDARDS: Must be knowledgeable of and ensure project conformance with applicable internaland external engineering standards, as well as hydro license-related compliance standards; procurement,finance/accounting, environmental and safety-related standards and policies.


Required Education:
• Bachelors of Engineering or equivalent education and experience.Certifications:
• NYS Professional Engineer License is desirableExperience/Training:
• 5 years of discipline and/or electric generating plant engineering

• Ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently;

• Ability to integrate Operations, Maintenance, Regulatory and Modification Project requirements intocomprehensive plans that meet company strategic goals for quality, cost and schedule;
• Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Must be results oriented and possess the ability to work independently and proactively to achieve the requiredresults;
• Must be skilled in desktop and corporate computer systems including: SAP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint andMicrosoft Project;

This opportunity will offerAVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action toemploy and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard torace, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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