Senior High Voltage Specialist (REN) in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

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Publication date: 26.09.2018
REFERENCE: 5102935301

Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: Senior HIgh Voltage Specialist
Department: Wind Operations / BOP
Location: Portland, OR

Business and Department
Portland Corporate Office

This highly skilled individual will be responsible for supporting the regional operation and maintenance activities of
the electrical infrastructure in multiple Avangrid Renewables' wind plants.
Position Description
This individual will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing system performance, investigation and mitigation of
system problems, ensuring plants are operated in accordance with electrical standards and safety guidelines,
making recommendations for corrective and preventative action, and providing feedback to design and engineering
groups to ensure that installations cost effectively meet system requirements. Additionally, this individual will work
with other stakeholders to develop and implement high/medium voltage policies, procedures, and training programs
to ensure a safe working environment - including administering training in arc flash and commissioning QA/QC.
Key Responsibilities
• Provide guidance and assist with substation/collector system events to ensure plants are returned to service
in a timely and safe manner.
• Provide QA/QC to Construction and sub-contractors during commissioning and testing of substations and
collector systems. This individual shall ensure compliance with design standards and statement of work.
• Provide review of final as-built drawings and test data.
• Verify that plant equipment is in compliance with project contract and specification requirements, conforms to
design operational feasibility, and is installed and tested per the supplier's requirements.
• Interact cross-functionally to provide technical expertise and support through design, construction,
commissioning and turnover. Assist with development of BOP standards.
• Development, implement and monitor high/medium voltage policies and programs to ensure safe working
environment for all employees. Exemplify and uphold Avangrid Renewables' safety awareness culture and assist in
developing specific areas of training focus to mitigate hazards.
• Provide training to operations personnel in safety hazard recognition, high and medium voltage circuit
breakers and disconnect switches, substation, power and GSU transformers, and other relevant BOP equipment..
• Manage and oversee maintenance contractors performing substation maintenance. Ensure that applicable
(NERC) standards are followed and required reports submitted. Assist with advanced planning and preparation for

preventative maintenance activities.
• Administer and oversee monthly substation inspection program, and annual battery bank testing. Also this
indivual will assist with DGA review.
• Provide periodic updates to Company's senior management. Facilitate effective feedback to internal and
external resources to identify efficiencies and improvements in project quality, reliability, costs, schedule or other
parameters that enhance Company's strategic initiatives.
• Active participant on QEW committee and trainer for QEW qualification program.
• Provide arc flash awareness and implementation training.
• Participate in routine scheduled substation and collector system maintenance activities and electrical
remediation projects.

• Minimum of 10 years' experience in engineering and construction or operations of wind energy facilities or
equivalent experience with other electric generation plants and /or high voltage transmission lines and substations
up to 345kV.
• Extensive experience in troubleshooting faults in electrical circuits.
• Ability to manage multiple, concurrent, time-sensitive projects and priorities.
• Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management, and
reporting systems. Must be able to use computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
• Ability to read, interpret and edit schematics, electrical one/three-line diagrams and wiring diagrams.
• Self-motived to work in a productive and effective manner while travelling and working in remote locations
distanced from direct supervision.
• Comprehension and understanding of regulatory standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, etc)
• Ability to work well and provide electrical training/guidance to coworks.
• Willing to work overtime on short notice, weekends and holidays, weekends.
• Ability to travel 60% - 75% of the time.
• Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
• Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
Preferred Qualifications
• Degree in Electrical Engineering and/or electrical certification.
• SEL relay operations, programming, testing and troubleshooting experience.
• Substation commissioning and testing experience. This includes the ability to test transformers, circuit
breakers, bushings, and other relevant substation equipment.
• Knowledge of electric utility design and operations standards.
• Experience in wind plant operations and maintenance.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if
applicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the
U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be
working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor

Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an
individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law

This opportunity will offer
Full Time NON Exempt