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Supervisor - Protection & Control

Company: Avangrid
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for managing internal engineers and external contractors. Reports to Manager of Protection & Relaying. Supervisor will set policies, procedures, document standards and oversee engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection to ensure safe, timely and efficient system operation. Supervisor will have direct functional responsibility for Transmission and Distribution Operations and Reliability improvements and cross op-co involvement of various programs. Supervisor will act as an advisor to upper management and an external representative to AVANGRID.

Responsible for the design, configuration, maintenance and renewal of automation, data collection, protection & control equipment subsystems on AVANGRID and it's owned subsidiaries: CMP (Central Maine Power), NYSEG (New York State Electric & Gas), Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), The United Illuminating Company (UI), etc. AVANGRID's electric delivery system has approximately 9,000 miles of transmission lines and 1,000 substations.

Engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure safe, timely and cost-effective completion. Conduct analysis develop estimates and apply engineering standards and criteria to drive the completion of projects. Coordinate with other departments, vendors, and consultants in order to complete projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Ensure all protection system designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards (NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, ME PUC, CT PUC, etc.).

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

  • Personnel Management, Engineering Review, Process Management and Project Management
  • Perform engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of capital construction programs, System Operations and other departments. Perform engineering calculations and analysis. Review and approve detailed protection system designs, including settings, developed both internally and by engineering consultants.
  • Review and approve work of internal engineers and engineering contractors who provide protection engineering and design services to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. Develop technical specifications, standards, contracts and purchase orders. Direct engineering contractors and consultants performing system automation & integration roles.
  • Management of department budgets.
  • Design and maintenance of distribution protection systems existing outside of substations.
  • Development of technical specifications, standards, contracts and purchase orders. Ensure efficient use of funds.
  • Development and maintain Arc Flash Program.
  • Serve as mentor in the technical development of engineers and cross-department employees.
  • Represent the company on regional and national committees.
  • Communicate with and act as a company witness to state regulatory bodies.
  • Travel to worksites on an as needed basis.

Skills and Requirements

  • 8 years of experience in Engineering and 6 years of experience in Protection & Control.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Master's Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of power system analysis and fundamentals of equipment protection.
  • Knowledge of national and international standards, regulations, and compliance requirements associated with power system protection.


  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong Electrical Design Experience.
  • Proficiency and fluency in power system protection theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Master's Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain certification.



  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID's employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or

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