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Avangrid Principal Engineer - Standards in Orange, Connecticut

Principal Engineer - Standards



Orange, CT, US

Company Company

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 (

Job Summary

Possess a depth and breadth of experience in electric transmission standards engineering and knowledge of internal/external business and regulatory issues. Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization and industry. Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology through participation in professional associations. Able to communicate orally or in writing to regulatory and/or public entities. Able to lead a Team or mentor others. A Professional Engineering license from the State of Connecticut, New York

or Maine is preferred.


The engineer will have a central role in developing transmission construction and design standards for AVANGRID’s electrical overhead and underground lines. Write engineering specifications for electrical equipment. Create material specifications for various items; such as concrete products, poles, cables, etc. Work independently with only administrative and general direction from supervision. Develop a strong technical knowledge base to serve as technical advisor (SME) for electric equipment such as cables, conductors, structures, switchgear, etc. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training and industry associations. The engineer will lead teams/projects that solve complex transmission equipment/design problems taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Able to work independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks. Participates or leads company standards committees and represents AVANGRID on industry associations. Mentor other employees. Occasional travel to other AVANGRID offices in NY, ME, or CT is required.


Perform detailed, complex engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology & principles & other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to improve processes/services.

Duties: Solves unique standards engineering problems. Utilizes a broad

prospective to identify innovative solutions. E.g. forensic analysis,

material evaluations, material applications and construction standards.

Prepare, maintain, & understand drawings (e.g. schematics, one-line diagrams). Develop & specify equipment, assemble documents & other requirements for assignments of complex level of difficulty using depth & breadth of expertise in own discipline.

Duties: Serve as SME for transmission (e.g. cable, transformers, switches, poles and concrete products). Anticipates internal/external business issues and recommend process improvements. Participate in Industry associations. Acts as a facilitator, mentor & review engineering work of others. Anticipates & make recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explains difficult concepts & influences others. May make presentations to regulatory/public entities.

Duties: Lead engineering teams to complete assigned tasks and projects.

Assist in guiding and mentoring engineers in standards engineering methodology. Manages and provides direction for resources outside of the department. Leads others to analyze and resolve complex problems in non-standard situations & develop creative solutions. Independently apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines & AVANGRID polices/procedures.

Duties: Possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge and interprets processes and standards related to electrical transmission equipment. Recommends solutions and best practices where appropriate. Represents Standards on projects, task forces and studies.

Develop business cases & manage projects/processes/initiatives or teams in accordance with applicable AVANGRID guidelines. Coordinate phases of engineering for assigned portions of a project/program.

Duties: Forecast, plan, schedule, monitor, control budget/estimates, construction plans and material orders. Assist in the management of resource allocation including developing forecasts and plans to insure adequate resources are available.

Each employee must accept responsibility for their own safety and health as well as the safety and health of their fellow employees.

Note: The above Key Responsibilities/Duties are not intended to be all inclusive. Employees in this position may be required to perform other related aspects of the job not listed above or listed under Purpose/Major Objectives as assigned by the supervisor.

Skills and Requirements

Education: BS Degree

Experience: 10 Years minimum.

Requires a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college/university, at least 10 years of industry experience performing engineering duties in electric transmission. Specialized advanced training is also required or graduate level engineering degree.



  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

    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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