Engineer - Distribution Planning 63542 in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 17.07.2018
REFERENCE: 5098103201

Company: United Illuminating Electric
Department: Electric Division Planning CT
Job Title: Engineer - Distribution Planning 63542
Reports to: Manager - Distribution Planning
Location: Orange, CT I US
Cross Company Responsibility: Y

Business and Department
UI - 180 Orange

Job Summary: Major Roles & Responsibilities:

The Distribution Planning Engineer will solve moderately complex problems and utilize best practices and
knowledge of internal/ external business issues to improve processes, studies or projects. Work is to be completed
with minimal guidance. Applies
established distribution planning criteria and uses sound utility engineering practices to identify deficiencies in the
distribution system.

Utilizes complex computer aided analysis tools to develop cost efficient wire and non-wire alternative solutions to
known distribution system issues. Studies new distributed generation interconnection applications and performs
system impact studies. Assists Distribution Engineers and Field Planners in evaluating system reliability and new
service requirements. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through
training and industry associations and committees. Assignments may include travel to different Avangrid network

Key Responsibilities:
Perform detailed, moderately complex engineering analyses following not only standard methodology, criteria and
principles but other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or planning concepts to resolve moderately
complex problems including development
of cost effective non-wires alternatives to electric distribution capital budgeted projects.

Duties: Solves moderately complex Distribution Planning (DP) & Reliability problems. Takes a new prospective on
established methods e.g. large scale system expansion, large scale customer load additions, voltage drops, and
area planning studies.

Develop, prepare, maintain, and understand planning methodologies, study models and documentation (feedload,
need statement, project scope, one-line diagrams) for moderately complex assignments.

Duties: Represent Distribution Planning on assigned Avangrid demonstration projects and initiatives and industry
teams. Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience and provide guidance to other team members on
Distribution Planning & Reliability

Guide or mentor others. Review the planning and reliabilty engineering work of subordinate engineers &
consultants. Interprets & make recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs.

Explains difficult issues & works to establish consensus.
Duties: Promotes cross functional teamwork on assigned tasks and projects. Assist in guiding and mentoring
engineers in planning and reliability analysis development. Provides direction for resources outside of the
Works independently in performing analysis to address standard and non- standard situations. Applies design and
planning standards, industry codes, criteria, guidelines and Avangrid

Duties: Interprets processes and standards related to Distribution Planning and Reliability. Recommends solutions
and best practices for standard and non-standard situations. Represents

Distribution Planning on projects, task forces and studies.
With minimal to moderate guidance, develop study reports and manage small projects/studies/initiatives or teams in
accordance with applicable Avangrid guidelines. Coordinate phases of planning engineering for assigned portions
of a project/program

Job Requirements: Education, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:

Qualifications: (minimum qualifications for assignment to this job)
Education: BS/BA Degree Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET (or equivalent) accredited college/university
plus 3 to 5 years experience performing engineering duties with completion of Basic Engineering Training
Curriculum (e.g. ECNE-PUI) or equivalent.

Proficient at utilizing computer aided analysis tools to identify system deficiencies and plan for system
reinforcements. Review applications of distributed generation and perfrom system impact
studies. Possess a depth and breadth of experience in Distribution Planning or another related Engineering area,
along with related business practices and procedures. Able to explain difficult issues and work to establish
consensus. Able to work in a cross-functional team and guide or mentor other team members. 3 - 5 Years

This opportunity will offer
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