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Electrical Engineer Substation Lead in Binghamton, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

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Job Description


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.

Skills and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required.

Professional Engineering License Preferred


1. 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

2. 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

3. Unique Technical Skills:

Substation Grounding- Expert/Competent1

Thermal Ratings- Expert/Competent1

Lightning Analysis- Expert/Competent1

Lighting Analysis- Expert/Competent1

Transient Analysis- Expert/Competent1

Insulation Coordination- Expert/Competent1

Substation Equipment Commissioning - Expert/Competent1


  • Business global view
  • Communication and influence
  • Customer orientation
  • Flexibility and globalization
  • Initiative
  • People development
  • Results achievement and continuous improvement
  • Team Work
  • Team management
  • Innovation and inventiveness

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