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Electrical Engineer Substation Lead in Rochester, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


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
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 and Responsibilities (Scope of work - range of 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
•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

Required Education:
•Bachelors’ 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
•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

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