Avangrid Senior Engineer - Distribution Planning in Augusta, Maine
Senior Engineer - Distribution Planning
Company: CENTRAL MAINE POWER CO
Augusta, ME, US Portland, ME, US
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
Collaborate on and perform distribution studies including voltage, thermal, N-1, and power factor assessments.
Analyze and assess complex DER distribution system interconnections and new customer load interconnections at numerous voltage levels.
Apply the established distribution criteria and uses sound utility engineering practices to identify deficiencies in the distribution system.
Recommends Distribution Automation devices to the system and develop designs and recommendations compliant with program objectives.
Apply the established distribution criteria for Distribution Resiliency to the system and develop designs and recommendations compliant with program objectives.
Develop thorough understanding and application of Distribution Planning tools used in day-to-day basis such as GIS (SMWeb, SmartMap), SAP, Load Data systems, etc.
Continually strive to innovate and integrate improvements to increase the precision and efficiency of distribution planning.
Strive to seek out and develop subject matter expert skills as necessary to mentor and support the team to aid in the advancement of business needs.
Collaborate and interact with internal teams and industry peers on regional and divisional activities.
Assist during storm restoration efforts.
Technical Skills & Requirements
The following skills and associated competency levels are desired of those candidates seeking a position in Distribution Planning. However, offsetting industry and other relevant technical skills will be considered for candidates without previous experience in these Distribution Planning activities (e.g. T&D Engineering, P&C, etc.).
Theoretical Engineering knowledge:Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytics, Modeling & Calculation (e.g. sym. Components, per unit, etc.), Understanding the Business Model
Practical Engineering Experience/Application:Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g. field experience, standardization, develop business case and defend in front of stakeholders)
Engineering documentation: Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation, review and approve engineering work done by others
Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment: Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and Requirements (NERC, NPCC, ISO, PUC, etc.)
Functional Job Specific Competencies
Power System Studies - Knowledge & Interpretation of Study Assumptions and Results: (e.g. Comprehensive Area Studies, Power Flow, DER, Voltage, Contingency, phase imbalance, Power Factor correction, Short Circuit, reliability, resiliency, Capacity, distribution automation, etc.)
Software Proficiency - Power System Analytics: (e.g. CYME, PSSE, ASPEN, etc.)
Education & Experience Requirements
5+ years of experience (Industry Related)
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Collaborate and Share
Be a role model
Focus to achieve results
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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