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Avangrid Lead Engineer - Electrical Rating-P&C in Rochester, New York

Lead Engineer - Electrical Rating-P&C



Rochester, NY, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

Job Summary

The Rating and Modeling Engineer is responsible oversight and validate, transmission line impedances calculation and thermal rating calculations process on the main elements for medium and high voltage transmission facilities in New York, Main and Connecticut. For new and modified facilities should act as the verifier to ensure the line impedance and CT-Relays ratings information is complete and aligned with Avangrid TM, review coordination studies and network modeling, review existing conditions and address discrepancies to comply with NERC FAC-008 and PRC-027.


· Review and validate CT, secondary circuits and relays thermal ratings are according Avangrid methodology, ensure different documents are align with the CT rating (Aspen One-liner, Aspen Relay database, relay settings) provide guidance to address inconsistencies.

· Propose improvements to the rating calculation methodology and take the lead in implementing them.

· Update and maintain short circuit modeling Avangrid’s database with reliable information for compliance and modeling process.

· Training and oversight of contractors performing the walkdown of substations to capture the existing ratings on Avangrid assets.

· Coordinate contractors to optimize the site visits in order to meet schedule.

· Oversight the drawing update process. Ensure all modifications and new documents created during site verifications are captured on record drawings according Avangrid procedures.

· Provides linkage between the Initiator (Project) and the Approver (System Planning) in order to deliver projects according schedule.

· Coordinate with the Projects on the delivery of ratings calculations in accordance to schedule and project needs. Evaluate accuracy of calculations and ensure equipment capabilities meet requirements.

· Review rating calculus from contractors and projects, provide guidance address inconsistencies, and ensure and harmonize deliverables from site verification and projects.

· Act as the rating SME for support to Transmission Planning and Operations. Conduct training for others to better understand the ratings modeling process.

· Provides technical advice to senior management when required.

· May participate or represent the company in regulatory or public proceedings with NERC, NPCCC, ISO.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

· 3 years of experience in Engineering

· Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

· Experience with transmission lines plan and profile

· Knowledge of FERC/NERC/NPCC and state regulations

· Experience with ASPEN transmission line and short circuit modeling

· Aspen Relay Database

Education & Experience Preferred:

· Protection and control experience

· Familiar with Coordination studies



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