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Engineer - Protection Eng (ASC 70462) Augusta, ME, US in Augusta, ME at Avangrid

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Publication date: 01.02.2019REFERENCE: 5108066001


AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANYJob title: Engineer-Protection EngineerLocation: Augusta, ME, US


Responsible for electric system protection technology platforms in both

Maine (Central Maine Power and Maine Electric Power Company)

York (NYSEG and RG&E), including standards, training, and communication.

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 (for a total of 8,200 miles and 965 substations).

Consult and guide for project engineers on protection engineering for

electric transmission and substation system protection projects to

ensure system reliability and safety. Guide engineering studies to

evaluate equipment, system effectiveness, and protection system


Lead and guide the Protection Engineering group across AVANGRID in their

technical training and development. Evaluate and implement new and

advanced technology platforms to increase reliability and efficiency.

Ensure all protection system standards and designs meet applicable

company, local, state, and national codes and standards (IEC, IEEE,


Liaison across Operating Companies, across global affiliates, with

different departments, and with outside groups and agencies.

Contributes to the development of System Protection strategy.

1. Guide engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the

electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of

capital construction budget and keeping system performance enhancement

in line with budget. Responsible for protection system platforms,

including settings, testing, and commissioning developed both internally

and by contractors and consultants. (20%)

2. Responsible for the development of the system protection platform

for AVANGRID and coordination with global affiliates; including

integration, settings, networking, engineering criteria, construction

standards, design and equipment specifications, integration schemes,

automation configurations, commissioning plans, and requirements for

engineering suppliers and contractors. Oversee the evaluation and

demonstration of new technology in terms of safety, cost and other

efficiencies; and implement to enhance power system performance. (25%)

3. Oversee engineering studies to evaluate equipment and protection

system performance and effectiveness, and analyze operational issues in

support of system reliability and operational efficiency. Develop and

validate information needed for engineering analyses and apply

4. Provide expertise and guide the analysis of transmission fault

engineering judgment to solve complex technical problems. (15%)

event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended.

Ensure clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting

corrective actions and lessons learned when necessary. (15%)

6. Lead and guide the technical development of the Protection

5. Represent the company on regional and national committees. (10%)

Engineering group. (15%)

# Achieving Results and Continuous Improvements # Advanced

# Innovation & Creativity # Advanced

# Team Management # Advanced

# Developing Others # Advanced


It is preferred that for this job, the candidate fulfills:

Bachelors degree with a minimum of 15 years relevant experiencerequired; Masters Degree preferred

Professional engineering license preferred

Expert knowledge of all aspects of engineering & design, nationaland international standards, and compliance requirements associated withpower system protection

Independent decision making capability


Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills to decipher the mostperplexing technical and analytical problems.

Strong communication skills and interpersonal to articulatehighly technical concepts

Effective leadership skills to drive change and adoption of newtechnologies across Operating Companies and international affiliates.

Expertise in performing complex protection coordination analysis.

Demonstrated project management skills.

Strong awareness and application of commercial implications,including cost estimating, budgeting, least cost planning, etc.

Safety leadership by example in application of and adherence toall safety regulations in process and procedures development

Expertise in all aspects of power engineering theory,application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis.

AVANGRID 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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This opportunity will offerFull Time Exempt