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National Grid Lead Engineer, Non-Wires Alternative in Albany, New York

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring Lead Engineer, Non-Wires Alternative in our Albany, NY location.

Job Purpose

Our Non-Wires Alternative (NWA) program works with National Grid’s distribution planning and asset management engineers to develop opportunities to deploy “non-wires” solutions like energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, distributed generation, and other distributed energy resources to defer the need to make capital improvements to our distribution system.

The NWA Engineer will be assigned several potential NWA projects and will be responsible for working with distribution planning engineers and financial analysts to manage the screening, competitive bid process, solution selection, and solution development of successful projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Understand and develop comprehensive technical scopes for potential non-wires projects.

  • Provide comprehensive project management for multiple NWA projects including but not limited to managing the following tasks: multi-functional team coordination, opportunity screening, Request for Proposal (RFP) development, benefit/cost analysis, vendor selection, schedule and budget oversight, management of contractors, data management/data transfer process, issue resolution, reporting and closeout of project upon completion.

  • Participate in regulatory filing activities including filing development, providing testimony, and responding to information requests.

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.

  • Ensure lessons learned are implemented across projects through continuous improvement.

  • Develop and maintain a solid understanding of the business by staying abreast of industry trends, and learning and sharing best practices.

  • Challenge existing processes and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies and design projects that will allow for future revenue opportunities and new business models in the NWA area.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to motivate, counsel, coach, and develop direct reports and others.

  • Experience establishing clearly defined goals and standards of employee performance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in engineering preferred or the equivalent experience in the utility/energy sector.

  • 7+ plus years of professional experience in engineering or project management working in the utility or energy space.

  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated capability to manage to project scope, schedule and budget milestones on complicated projects.

  • Experience drafting successful Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and working with benefit/cost (or other financial justification) analysis.

  • Familiarity with energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage and distributed generation; willingness to work with subject matter experts.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite.

  • Professional Engineer license, EIT, CEM and/or professional certifications in the energy space are not mandatory, but could be an asset in this role.

  • Time management, leadership and team building skills. Must also have a demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner and support an interdisciplinary project team to achieve established goals and objectives.

  • Great interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.

  • The ability to support the development of regulatory filings, interfacing with National Grid rates, legal and other departments.

  • Valid driver's license

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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