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Principal Engineer - Standards (ASC 71413) Orange, CT, US in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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    Orange, CT
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Job Description

Publication date: 13.02.2019
REFERENCE: 5109698307


Company: ASC or UI
Number of Openings: 2
Department:T&D Network Mgmt.
Reports: Mgr. Network Standardization
Job Title: Principal Engineer - Standards or Substations
Location: Orange, CT
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


Job Summary:

Scope of Work – Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, and other relationships:
The engineer will have a central role in developing distribution construction and design standards for AVANGRID’s
electrical overhead and underground lines. Write engineering specifications for electrical equipment. Create
material specifications for various items; such as concrete products, poles, transformers, cable, etc. Work
independently with only administrative and general direction from supervision. Develop a strong technical
knowledge base to serve as technical advisor (SME) for electric equipment such as cables, conductors, structures,
switchgear, etc. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training
and industry associations. The engineer will lead teams/projects that solve complex distribution equipment/design
problems taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Able to work independently with guidance on
only the most complex tasks. Participates and represents AVANGRID on Industry associations. Mentor other

Major Roles and Responsibilities (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

•Perform detailed, complex engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology &
principles & other viable approaches.

•Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to improve processes/services.


•Solves unique standards engineering problems. Utilizes a broad prospective to identify innovative solutions. E.g.
forensic analysis, material evaluations, material applications and construction standards.

•Prepare, maintain, & understand drawings (e.g. schematics, one-line diagrams).

•Develop & specify equipment, assemble documents & other requirements for assignments of complex level of
difficulty using depth & breadth of expertise in own discipline.

•Serve as SME for distribution equipment (e.g. cable, transformers, switches, poles and concrete products).
Anticipates internal/external business issues and recommend process improvements.

•Participate in Industry associations.

•Acts as a facilitator, mentor & review engineering work of others.

•Anticipates & make recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explains difficult concepts &
influences others. May make presentations to regulatory/public entities.

•Lead engineering teams to complete assigned tasks and projects.

•Assist in guiding and mentoring engineers in standards engineering methodology.

•Manages and provides direction for resources outside of the department.

•Leads others to analyze and resolve complex problems in non-standard situations & develop creative solutions.
Independently apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines & AVANGRID polices/procedures.

•Possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge and interprets processes and standards related to electrical

•Recommends solutions and best practices where appropriate.

•Represents Standards on projects, task forces and studies.

•Develop business cases & manage projects/processes/initiatives or teams in accordance with applicable
AVANGRID guidelines.

•Coordinate phases of engineering for assigned portions of a project/program.

•Forecast, plan, schedule, monitor, control budget/estimates, construction plans and material orders. Assist in the
management of resource allocation including developing forecasts and plans to insure adequate resources are

•Each employee must accept responsibility for their own safety and health as well as the safety and health of their
fellow employees.

Note: The above Key Responsibilities/Duties are not intended to be all inclusive. Employees in this position may be
required to perform other related aspects of the job not listed above or listed under Purpose/Major Objectives as
assigned by the supervisor.


Education & Experience Required:

Requires a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college/university, 10 years’
experience performing engineering duties. Specialized advanced training is also required or graduate level
engineering degree.

Possess a depth and breadth of experience in electric distribution standards engineering and knowledge of
internal/external business and regulatory issues. Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization and
industry. Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology through participation in professional
associations. Able to communicate orally or in writing to regulatory and/or public entities. Able to lead a Team or
mentor others. A Professional Engineering license from the State of Connecticut, New York or Maine is preferred.

This opportunity will offer

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against 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 to
employ 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 local
law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, 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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