Supervisor - Substation Automation & Tech Sup (CMP 67973) Augusta, ME US in Augusta, ME at Avangrid

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 05.11.2018
REFERENCE: 5103945401

Department: Operations
Job Title: Supervisor - Substation Automation & Tech Support
Location: North Augusta, ME

Business and Department
CMP-ME-North Augusta Serv Cntr


Responsible for the supervision and planning of skilled workers in the Substation Operations department which
includes personnel responsible for substation construction and maintenance and system protection and control.
Directs and controls the safe construction, maintenance, and operation of transmission and distribution substations
and is responsible for all division/district switching and tagging coordination. Oversees the installation, testing, and
maintenance of all protective devices, control circuits, and supervisory equipment for electric and/or gas operations,
if applicable. Ensures that work is completed in accordance with internal and industry standards following approved
policies, procedures, safety rules, budgets and in a manner that promotes customer satisfaction.


1.Plans, schedules, assign, and directs work of Substation Operations personnel and administers local department
budgets. Plans and coordinates with related departments and oversees all substation related construction,
modification and maintenance projects, including major capital, TDIRP, substation automation and minor capital
substation projects. Responsible for transmission and bulk power delivery systems.

2.Prepares and implements reliability focused Preventative Maintenance programs for responsible departments in
support of corporate reliability goals, Public Service Commission/Public Utility Commission targets, and
NERC/NPCC Electric Reliability Organization (ERO)compliance standards, including the new "Bright Line"
requirements for facilities rated 100kV and above. Responsible for customer satisfaction which may include
substation reliability, system power quality and/or timely connection of all URD underground services. Coordinates
maintenance and construction projects with Substation Operations personnel and other departments, and

3. Coordination of activities, resources and support with the Substation Automation and Technical Support
department, including distribution SCADA and substation automation projects.

4. Become knowledgeable in the electric utility industry technological advancements including IEC 61850 protocol.
Ensure that all personnel receive the necessary training to install, operate, maintain and test this equipment.

5. Provides technical support to other departments, such as coordination for substation outage requests, oil spill
cleanup, and problem investigation. Coordinates safe delivery and installation of mobile substations and other
power equipment.

6. Coordinates safety training and inspections, including completing documentation and conducting safety incident
investigations. Trains personnel in theoretical and practical application of protection devices, control systems,
electric switching and tagging, and other safety practices. Evaluates and documents employees' performance and
progression and conducts or oversees the annual performance appraisal process. Responsibilities include labor
relations contract administration and communications.

7. Plays key role in local and/or IUSA Incident Command Structure for all storm and system emergencies, including
standing weekly duty on a rotating schedule, where required.

8. Directs Substation Operations' and/or other department crews and provides solutions to emergency situations on
an as-needed 24-hour basis, including storm restoration, system emergency resolution and support. Responds to
after-hours calls, including standing weekly duty on a rotating schedule, where required.

9. Supervises contract personnel engaged in construction, testing and operations of substation facilities and
maintains the documentation of equipment configuration and operating instructions for future reference. Acts as
division/district switching coordinator.

10. Assists with substation work such as print-interpretation, troubleshooting, problem investigation, equipment
testing, set-up and on-the-job training of Substation Operations UC&M Mechanic and SP&C Technician apprentices
and other personnel.


Education & Experience Required:

•Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience preferred. Associates Degree with a minimum of
7 years relevant experience or High School/GED with the completion of the relevant progression program and 10
years relevant experience required.

•Knowledge of electrical or mechanical technology, electric substations and substation equipment, distribution
equipment, control circuits, system protection and control devices, electronics, physics, digital electronics, electric
power systems, meters, instruments, accounting, meter principles, drafting, blueprint reading and/or
switching & tagging.

•Knowledge of facility systems, electrical, HVAC, energy management and control systems is a plus.


•Strong customer service focus.

•Good verbal and written communications skills.

•Self-directed work skills with strong emphasis on multitasking.

•Strong supervisory, project management and computer skills applicable to (but not limited to) WMS, CMS, OMS,
SAP, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

•Demonstrated supervisory and resource management skills.

•Analytical and problem solving skills.

•Results and proactive orientation.

•Must be available outside of regularly scheduled hours to work storms, system emergencies, and/or to complete
critical assignments.

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.

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