National Grid Control & Integration Engineer - NY in Syracuse, New York

About the Position:

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):


  • Develop and document substation communication topology/architecture.

  • Prepare list of control, status, and metering points used for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and associated scaling instructions.

  • Develop requirements for the operation of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Digital Display Meters (DDMs), revenue meters, annunciators, communication processors, control switch relays, and connections to other Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) in electrical substations.

  • Prepare control & integration equipment lists including part numbers.

  • Implement QA/QC for project deliverables.


  • Perform engineering for electric transmission and distribution substations for control, metering, and instrumentation projects.

  • Provide detailed technical scope for projects.

  • Perform engineering calculations as needed to support technical decision making.

  • Provide technical leadership on a multi-disciplined project team.

  • Prepare comprehensive written reports detailing engineering recommendations, and present findings at an engineering review meeting

  • Support Project Manager and Project Management Processes.

  • Provide information to project estimating group for economic analysis.

  • Coordinate with design consultants and internal design staff.

  • Review drawings associated with projects, including manufacturers' equipment.

  • Manage consultants' work, ensuring compliance and technical adequacy against approved standards.


  • Develop standards, guidelines, specifications, and procedures, and roll them out to impacted departments.

  • Insure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements such as cyber security (NERC-CIP).

  • Develop subject matter expertise with commonly used control, metering, and instrumentation equipment.

  • Support operations personnel to troubleshoot problems related to substation control, metering and/or instrumentation systems.

  • Support IEC61850 station design, distributed generation, grid modernization and other corporate initiatives.

  • Evaluate and support efforts related to new substation control, metering and instrumentation methodologies with respect to changes in the industry.

  • Support storm restoration efforts in a field role as needed or required.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program with a preference for power coursework/concentration.

  • Familiarity with common utility communication methods and protocols such as serial RS232/485, Distributed NetworkProtocol (DNP3), Internet Protocol (IP)and IEC61850 communication standard.

  • Ability to read electrical schematics and a working knowledge of the devices represented on typical utility substation schematics.

  • Knowledge of 3-phase AC systems, and utility DC systems.

  • Familiarity with substation testing, commissioning, and maintenance techniques.

  • Experience with substation automation, SCADA, metering, and control.

  • Proficient MS Office computer skills (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Proven interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization with responsibilities to a functional manager and to project managers.

  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.

Capability Requirements:

  • Ability to prioritize work and be a team member on multiple projects at one time.

  • Work in a Project Management team environment.

  • Ability toparticipate in technical presentationsfor internal and external audiences.

  • Work on special projects and additional duties as directed.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which providesfor promotional opportunities within and acrosssalary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applyingtechnical skills.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience andexpertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to thecommunities 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.

Job: *Electric Systems Eng

Organization: *Electric

Title: Control & Integration Engineer - NY

Location: NY-Syracuse

Requisition ID: 20182000