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National Grid Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design - Instrumentation and Controls in Syracuse, New York

About us

National Grid is Hiring a Senior Engineer Electrical Planning and Design in our Syracuse, NY location.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

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

Key Accountabilities

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

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.

Provide technical leadership on a multi-disciplined project team.

Prepare written reports detailing engineering recommendations

Coordinate with design consultants and internal design staff.

Review drawings associated with projects, including manufacturers' equipment.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to lead and supervise a project team or virtual teams to achieve business objectives.


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 Network Protocol (DNP3), and Internet Protocol (IP).

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. (This will be taught to Associate Engineers).

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

Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Proven interpersonal and written communication skills.

Valid driver’s license.

More Information

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