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Engineer II - Transmission Planning (UI 61533) Augusta, ME, US in Augusta, ME at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Publication date: 26.12.2018REFERENCE: 5093547405


Company: United IlluminatingDepartment: Transmission Planning CTJob Title: Engineer II, Transmission PlanningLocation: Augusta, ME, USCross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and DepartmentUSA,

DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:

Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

The AVANGRID Transmission Planning group consists of a highly motivated, collaborative, technical team ofengineers responsible for planning an efficient and reliable electrical transmission grid across a wide geographicarea including Connecticut, Maine and New York. Our planning team uses the latest industry software and methodsto analyze and assess complex transmission systems across AVANGRID’s transmission and sub-transmissionnetworks. We consistently encourage our team to seek out and develop creative technological and processimprovements, continually striving to increase the precision and efficiency of our studies.

Your role in the Transmission Planning team would include collaborating, performing, and leading reliability and/ormarket driven studies across our operating companies and beyond including voltage, thermal, PV, transfer limit,short circuit, and stability assessments. Our planners not only interact with internal teams but also become activewith their industry peers on regional activities (e.g. NPCC, ISO’s, etc.). Each planner has the freedom to workindependently while being given opportunities to lead, all while receiving constant support from and collaboratingwith other team members across AVANGRID.

A familiarity with various planning standards (e.g. NERC, NPCC, etc.) and planning software packages such asPSS/E and TARA is certainly a plus; however, most importantly we are looking for a collaborative, technical andinnovative power systems engineer with good communications skills that wants to be part of a highly effective team.Our planning team also places a high value on other related experiences in the electrical power industry such assubstation design, construction and protection and control systems.

Key Responsibilities:Collaborate, perform, and lead reliability and/or economic driven studies including voltage, thermal, PV, transferlimit, short circuit, and stability assessments.

Analyze and assess complex transmission systems at numerous voltage levels. Document and communicateresults and recommendations as appropriate including data manipulation, report writing, and summarypresentations.

Continually strive to innovate and integrate improvements to increase the precision and efficiency of transmissionplanning. Strive to seek out and develop subject matter expert skills as necessary to mentor and support the teamto aid in the advancement of business needs.

Collaborate and interact with internal teams and industry peers on regional activities (e.g. NPCC, ISO’s, etc.).

Develop and apply a thorough understanding of various planning criteria, guidelines, standards (e.g. NERC, NPCC,etc.) and analysis software packages such as PSS/E, TARA, and ASPEN.

Participate in transmission and substation site inspections, attend industry workshops, training, and user groupmeetings as needs arise.


Education & Experience Required:
•BSEE required with additional consideration given to applicants with Advanced Degrees or Certifications (e.g.MSEE, PE, etc.)
•3-7yrs (industry related)

The following skills and associated competency levels are desired of those candidates seeking a position inTransmission Planning. However, offsetting industry and other relevant technical skills will be considered forcandidates without previous experience in Transmission Planning activities (e.g. T&S Engineering, P&C, etc.).

Job Specific (Technical Skills)1.T&D Power Systems Engineering: Practical & Theoretical knowledge of Planning, Operations, and EngineeringDesign (e.g. symm. components, per unit, etc.). Competent

2.Power System Studies - Knowledge & Interpretation of Study Assumptions and Results: (e.g. Power Flow,Stability, Short Circuit, etc.) Competent

3.Software Proficiency - Power System Analytics: (e.g. PSSE, TARA, ASPEN, Enfuzion) - Advanced

4.Knowledge of Regional/Local Criteria & Compliance: (NERC, NPCC, ISO, PUC, etc.) Competent

Behavioral Competencies (Professional Skills)

1.Communicating and Influencing: (Understanding and conveying ideas clearly and convincingly. Includes Written,Verbal, Presentation Development) Competent

2.Achieve Results and Continuous Improvement: (Directing one’s own activity towards the achievement of goalsand continuous improvement, trying to exceed the targets set) Competent

3.Innovation and Creativity: (Ability to tackle complex issues in the most appropriate and effective way) Competent

4.Initiative: (Self-directed, identifies problems and takes action without being requested) Competent

5.Teamwork: (Collaborating fully with other team members to achieve a common goal. Includes mentoring ofothers) Competent

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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