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National Grid Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design in Waltham, Massachusetts

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* National Grid is hiring a Senior* Engineer – Distribution Asset Management, Distribution & Sub-Transmission Assets * in our Waltham, MA 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

In this role you will develop recommendations for required modifications and additions to sub-transmission and distribution facilities to enhance the resiliency of the system to adverse weather events and to modernize the grid in a fashion to meet forecasted capacity requirements and expanding customer service quality expectations in an economic manner that optimizes the use of existing systems and minimizes environmental concerns. The position is integral to the development of the five-year work plan and fifteen-year Strategic Asset Management Plan.

Key Accountabilities

Assess the performance of the sub-Transmission and Distribution system performance regarding capacity and reliability and develop modernization plans as necessary.

Conduct 15-year area studies and develop long term integrated plans for infrastructure development to meet National Grid’s strategic objectives.

Develop conceptual project plans that if implemented economically address identified T&D system needs.

Present and defend project recommendations for executive approval of both technical merit and financial impact.

Conduct site inspections, as necessary, to evaluate asset strategies. Travel will be required.

Analyze policies, strategies and programs that are in progress or completed to determine their effectiveness versus stated goals.

Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services, as necessary to accomplish assigned work.

Provide technical support to internal and external departments for the application, operation, and maintenance of the electric transmission and distribution system.

Evaluate and recommend new equipment and technologies for the electric transmission and distribution system.

Resolve technical issues.

Develop Investment Grade estimates and ensure that all planned projects are included in the appropriate five- and fifteen-year plans.

Conduct specific projects within area of capability and perform engineering studies, analysis and investigations, under supervision, in order to recommend corrective action in problem areas, or to prevent problems.

Lead the implementation of engineering design for a specific area through the management of an engineering team and in consultation with other groups within the area in order to ensure design is fit for purpose and benefits National Grid operations.

Develop processes and review policies relating engineering systems/processes in order to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives and meet the needs of customers and regulators.

Develop process and policy specifications and criteria and options and evaluate those options to support senior management decision-making in the relevant field.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • Able to lead and supervise a project team or virtual teams to achieve business objectives.

A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology from an ABET accredited engineering school. Professional experience will determine appropriate engineering position.

Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation.

Knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.

Valid driver's license.

Minimum 6 years of experience.

Capability Requirements:

Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Work in a Project Management team environment.

More Information

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

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.