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Lead Engineer - Distribution Infastructure at AVANGRID, Inc

Lead Engineer - Distribution Infastructure

AVANGRID, Inc Orange, CT Full-Time
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Job Summary

The Lead Civil Engineer will lead/direct the efforts of a team assigned to solve basic to complex problems pertaining to the repair of, replacement of, maintenance of, or new construction of, the electric distribution infrastructure. The Lead Civil engineer will perform basic to complex civil engineering analysis, design, and calculations pertaining to the repair of, replacement of, maintenance of, or new construction of the electric distribution infrastructure. Direct and guide department engineers to meet specified project/team goals. The Lead would take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Work is to be completed with minimal guidance.


Perform basic to complex civil engineering analysis, design and calculations using standard engineering methodology and principles. Develop/present design concepts, determine alternate options/methods and create action plans to resolve issues or to improve processes/services of the distribution power delivery system. Be able to work independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks. Possess the ability to make presentations to corporate/regulatory/public entities with regard to projects and design concepts.

Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for civil structures of extreme importance to the distribution system (e.g. foundations, chambers, vaults, conduit systems). Interpret internal/external business issues and recommend best practices and/or process improvements. Instruct/mentor other engineers in regard to the civil engineering, in particular the distribution system structures. Participate in Industry associations as assigned. Review and recommend improvements to the distribution processes, equipment, construction standards and operating procedures.

Prepare, review, maintain, and interpret drawings (e.g. surveyed site plans, plan and profile drawings, traffic plans, material specifications). Properly apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines, policies and operating procedures. Recommend solutions and best practices for standard and non-standard situations to resolve issues or connect to the system. Identify/specify equipment; create and assemble construction documents; create a work breakdown structure and other requirements as needed for the successful execution of the action plan. Support, maintain and recommend distribution construction standards.

Lead and represent Distribution Infrastructure Engineering on assigned project teams. Act as a civil/structural resource for colleagues with less experience and provide guidance to other project team members on Distribution Infrastructure design. Direct and review the engineering work of drafters, designers, engineers and outside civil engineering firms. Direct, follow and adjust the processes, policies and standards related to the distribution civil infrastructure to meet the customer and stakeholder needs.


Promote cross functional teamwork on assigned tasks and projects. Assist in guiding and mentoring junior engineers and others in civil design and support engineering development. Work collaboratively and independently to specify and design systems to address specific/unique situations. Promote and follow the Company safety policies and practices. Accept responsibility for their safety and health as well as the safety and health of their fellow employees.

Develop business cases for assigned projects/teams. Lead and manage small to large sized projects/processes/initiatives or teams in accordance with applicable UI guidelines. Establish and coordinate phases of engineering for assigned portions of a project/program. Plan, schedule, monitor, control budget/estimates, construction plans and material orders for assigned tasks and/or projects. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training and industry associations. Provide training and guidance for junior engineers.

Respond as needed to assist in storm restoration efforts.

The listed Key Responsibilities/Duties are not intended to be all inclusive. Employees in this position may be required to perform other related aspects of the job not listed above.


Skills and Requirements

Education: BS/BA Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university

Experience: At least 9 years' experience performing moderately complex engineering duties related to civil/structural design including 2 years' experience leading an engineering team(s). Project management skills are required. Technical drawing or Computer Aided Design experience is required. Advance engineering degree is a plus.

Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge and skills in Civil Engineering design, along with related business practices and procedures, to lead an engineering team to solve basic to moderately complex engineering problems. Able to work with a cross-functional team to explain difficult issues, create action plans, recognize risks, meet deadlines and establish consensus.

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

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 removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Engineer - Distribution Infastructure

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Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford
Job Segment: Power Systems, Energy


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