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Avangrid - Principal Engineer-Protection and Control

Company: Avangrid
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Avangrid is seeking a Principal Engineer- Protection and Control to join their team in their Rochester, NYlocation.

This engineer is responsible for electric system protection technology platforms in both Maine (Central Maine Power and Maine Electric Power Company) and New York (NYSEG and RGE), including standards, training, and communication. The electric delivery system in Maine contains approximately 2,600 miles of transmission lines 317 substations. The electric delivery systemin New York contains approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines 621 substations (for a total of 8,200 miles and 965 substations).

Major Roles

  • Consult and guide for project engineers on protection engineering for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure system reliability and safety. Guide engineering studies to evaluate equipment, system effectiveness, and protection system operations.
  • Lead and guide the Protection Engineering group across AVANGRID in their technical training and development. Evaluate and implement new and advanced technology platforms to increase reliability and efficiency.
  • Ensure all protection system standards and designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes, and standards (IEC, IEEE, NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, and ME PUC).
  • Liaison across Operating Companies, across global affiliates, with different departments, and with outside groups and agencies. Contributes to the development of System Protection strategy.Scope of Work-Range of Responsibilities

    • Guide engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of capital construction budget and keeping system performance enhancement in line with budget. Responsible for protection system platforms, including settings, testing, and commissioning developed both internally and by contractors and consultants. (20%)
    • Responsible for the development of the system protection platform for AVANGRID and coordination with global affiliates; including integration, settings, networking, engineering criteria, construction standards, design and equipment specifications, integration schemes, automation configurations, commissioning plans, and requirements for engineering suppliers and contractors. Oversee the evaluation and demonstration of new technology in terms of safety, cost and other efficiencies; and implement to enhance power system performance. (25%)
    • Oversee engineering studies to evaluate equipment and protection system performance and effectiveness and analyze operational issues in support of system reliability and operational efficiency. Develop and validate information needed for engineering analyses and apply engineering judgment to solve complex technical problems. (15%)
    • Provide expertise and guide the analysis of transmission fault event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended. Ensure clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting corrective actions and lessons learned when necessary. (15%)
    • Represent the company on regional and national committees. (10%)
    • Lead and guide the technical development of the Protection Engineering group. (15%)Requirements

      • Bachelors degree with a minimum of 15 years relevant experiencerequired; Masters Degree preferred
      • Professional engineering license preferred
      • Expert knowledge of all aspects of engineering design, nationaland international standards, and compliance requirements associated withpower system protection.Skills/Abilities

        • Theoretical Engineering knowledge - Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytic, modeling Calculation, understanding the business model; Global View of the Business (Values cross-functional collaboration, understands importance of growing knowledge and developing relationships and links across the organization) Required Competency Level Expert
        • Practical engineering experience/application - Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g., field experience, standardization "Perform economic analyses of engineering alternatives, develop business cases and defend in front of stakeholders.") Required Competency Level Expert
        • Engineering documentation Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation Required Competency Level Expert
        • Ability to review and approve engineering work done by others to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements Required Competency Level Expert
        • Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and requirements Required Competency Level - ExpertPreferred Qualifications:
          • Utilize knowledge to influence and guide department engineers.
          • Provide technical leadership in most complex projects that have a wide impact on the business.
          • Mentor, develop and support team in technical skills
          • SME for team
          • Liaison/ direct contractors on company policy, standards and best practices
          • Work independently with little supervision
          • Independent decision-making capability
          • Self-directed
          • Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills to decipher the most perplexing technical and analytical problems.
          • Strong communication skills and interpersonal to articulate highly technical concepts
          • Effective leadership skills to drive change and adoption of new technologies across Operating Companies and international affiliates.
          • Expertise in performing complex protection coordination analysis
          • Demonstrated project management skills
          • Strong awareness and application of commercial implications, including cost estimating, budgeting, least cost planning, etc.
          • Safety leadership by example in application of and adherence to all safety regulations in process and procedures development.
          • Expertise in all aspects of power engineering theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis.This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Avangrid. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Avangrid, Rochester , Avangrid - Principal Engineer-Protection and Control, Engineering , Rochester, New York

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