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Avangrid Lead Engineer - Electric System Engineering in Binghamton, New York

Lead Engineer - Electric System EngineeringinBinghamton, NYatAvangrid

Date Posted:5/1/2019

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Job Description


Responsible for electric delivery systems in either Maine (Central Maine Power) or New York (NYSEG and RG&E).The electric delivery system in Maine is approximately 2,600 miles of transmission lines & 315 substations. Theelectric delivery system in New York is approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines & 621 Substations.Lead engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure safe, timelyand cost effective completion. Conduct analysis, complete estimates and develop engineering standards andcriteria to drive the completion of projects. Coordinate with other departments, vendors, and consultants in order tocomplete projects in a timely and cost effective manner.Ensure all protection system designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards(NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, and ME PUC).

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

1.Perform engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protectionsystems in support of capital construction budget and keeping system performance enhancement in line withbudget. Perform engineering calculations. Review and approve detailed protection system designs, includingsettings, testing, and commissioning developed both internally and by contractors and consultants. (30%)2.Develop system protection engineering criteria, construction standards, design and equipment specifications, and requirements for engineering suppliers and contractors. Demonstrate new technology value in terms of safety, costand other efficiencies and implement it to enhance power system performance. (15%)

3.Perform engineering studies to evaluate equipment and protection system performance and effectiveness, and analyzes operational issues in support of system reliability and operational efficiency. Develop and validate information needed for engineering analyses and apply engineering judgment to solve complex technical problems. (15%)

4.Review and approve work of engineering contractors who provide system protection engineering and designservices to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. Developtechnical specifications, standards, contracts and purchase orders. Direct engineering contractors and consultantsperforming system protection roles. (15%)5.Analyze transmission fault event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended. Develop andprovide clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting corrective actions and lessons learnedwhen necessary. (15%)6.Represent the company on regional and national committees. (5%)7.Serve as mentor in the technical development of lower level engineers and cross-department employees. (5%)

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:•5 - 10 years of experience in Engineering.•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology.•MS in Engineering preferred.•Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain certification•Advanced knowledge of power system protection.•Knowledge of national and international standards, regulations, and compliance requirements associated withpower system protection.•Experience with power system protection applications such as ASPEN Oneliner, ASPEN Line Database.•Knowledge of IEC-61850 standards.•Knowledge of FERC/NERC/NPCC and state regulations.

Skills/Abilities:•Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.•Strong Electrical Design ExperienceAble to perform protection coordination analysis.•Demonstrate project management skills.•Proficiency and fluency in power system protection theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning,and analysis.

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