Posting NC51043137 in Augusta, ME at Avangrid

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 05.11.2018
REFERENCE: 5104313601

Department: Integrated System Planning
Job Title: Engineer - Distribution Planning
Reports to: Manager - Distribution Planning
Location: CMP-ME-Augusta General Office
Salary Grade: F
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department
CMP-ME-Augusta General Office

Eng Dist Pla Engineer - Distribution Planning

Key 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 (NWA) solutions to known distribution system issues. 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 Networks operating companies.

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 NWAs to electric distribution capital budgeted projects.

Solves moderately complex Distribution Planning & Reliability issues. Takes a new prospective on established
methods e.g. large scale system expansion, large scale customer load additions, voltage drops, and area planning
studies. Studies to include but not limited to, equipment thermal loading, distribution automation, N-1 contingency
analysis, large scale customer load additions and resiliency.

Review applications of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and perform system impact studies. Impact study
analyses may include thermal, system imbalance impacts, voltage change analysis, voltage fluctuation analysis,

potential for ferroresonance, islanding, and harmonics. Review and provide feedback to impact studies from peer
engineers. Perform substation and circuit level load and DER forecasts. Perform substation and circuit level DER
hosting capacity analysis.

Develop, prepare, maintain, and understand planning methodologies, study models and documentation (i.e. project
scope and oneline diagrams) for moderately complex assignments.

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 and NWA issues and analysis.

Review the planning and reliabilty engineering work of peer engineers & consultants. Interprets & make
recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explains difficult issues & works to establish

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 department.

Works independently in performing analysis to address standard and non-standard situations. Applies design and
planning standards, industry codes, criteria, guidelines and Avangrid policies/procedures.

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

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.

Proficient at utilizing computer aided analysis tools to identify system deficiencies and plan for system

Assists during storm restoration.

Note: The above Key Responsibilities/Duties are not intensded to be all inclusive. Employees in this position may
be required to perform other related aspects of the job not listed above or listed under Purpose/Major Objectives as
assigned by the supervisor.

Each employee must accept responsibility for their own safety and health as well as the safety and health of their
fellow employees.

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. A Professional Engineer License is not required, but it is preferred.
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.

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,
gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local
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.