Engineer Transmission Planning (NYSEG 60222) Kirkwood, NY in Kirkwood, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 10.04.2018
REFERENCE: 5091447701

Company: NYSEG
Job Title: Engineer, Transmission Planning
Location: Kirkwood, NY
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


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

The AVANGRID Transmission Planning group consists of a highly motivated, collaborative, technical team of
engineers responsible for planning an efficient and reliable electrical transmission grid across a wide geographic
area including Connecticut, Maine and New York. Our planning team uses the latest industry software and methods
to analyze and assess complex transmission systems across AVANGRID's transmission and sub-transmission
networks. We consistently encourage our team to seek out and develop creative technological and process
improvements, 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/or
market 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 active
with their industry peers on regional activities (e.g. NPCC, ISO's, etc.). Each planner has the freedom to work
independently while being given opportunities to lead, all while receiving constant support from and collaborating
with other team members across AVANGRID.

A familiarity with various planning standards (e.g. NERC, NPCC, etc.) and planning software packages such as
PSS/E and TARA is certainly a plus; however, most importantly we are looking for a collaborative, technical and
innovative 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 as
substation design, construction and protection and control systems.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate, perform, and lead reliability and/or economic driven studies including voltage, thermal, PV, transfer
limit, short circuit, and stability assessments.

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

Continually strive to innovate and integrate improvements to increase the precision and efficiency of transmission
planning. Strive to seek out and develop subject matter expert skills as necessary to mentor and support the team
to 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 group
meetings 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 in
Transmission Planning. However, offsetting industry and other relevant technical skills will be considered for
candidates 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 Engineering
Design (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) Level> - Advanced

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

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

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

This opportunity will offer
AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
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employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
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law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, 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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