Lead Engineer (RGE 67496) Rochester, NY US in Rochester, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 09.10.2018
REFERENCE: 5103457001

Company: RGE
Department: Projects Unit HV
Job Title: Lead Engineer
Location: Rochester, NY
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department
CMP-ME-Augusta General Office


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

Responsible for high voltage, medium voltage, and low voltage transmission and distribution line designs for all
operating companies in Avangrid Networks. Line designs includes structural or electrical calculations, routing, and
preparation of engineering drawings.

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 Line 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.
•Responsible for leading and creating new conceptual designs and overseeing the work of external detailed
•Proactively identify and perform special projects and studies that innovatively solve unique and complex problems
with broad impact to the business. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve unique problems or to
improve processes/services,
•Solve unique and complex engineering problems. Identify innovative solutions,

•Oversee engineering studies to evaluate equipment and 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 applying engineering judgment to solve
technical problems,
•Ensure all engineering designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards,
•Represent the company on regional and national committees when needed.


Education & Experience Required:
•Bachelors' degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required. (Bachelor's degree in Engineering
•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:
•CAD Drafting - Expert
•Company Procedures, Processes and Standards - Expert
•Construction and Outage Sequencing - Expert
•Industry Codes, Standards, and Regulations- Expert
•PLS-CADD Modeling - Expert

•Project Scoping and Estimating - Expert
•Technical Writing and Communication - Expert

3. Unique Technical Skills:
•Foundation Design - Expert/Competent1
•Overhead Transmission Line Layout - Expert/Competent1
•Surveying - Expert/Competent1
•Transmission Equipment Specifications - Expert/Competent1
•Transmission Line Maintenance - Expert/Competent1
•Transmission Material Selection - Expert/Competent1
•Transmission Service Specifications - Expert/Competent1
•Underground Transmission Line Design - Expert/Competent1

•Note 1: 2 of the unique technical skills listed above must be at the expert level.

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
against 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 to
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,
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