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Lead Engineer - Distribution Planning (CMP 68139) Augusta, ME, US
AVANGRID, Inc • Augusta, ME
Posted 13 days ago
Publication date: 06.12.2018 REFERENCE: 5104314002
Company: CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY Department: Integrated System Planning Job Title: Lead Engineer - Distribution Planning Reports to: Manager - Distribution Planning Location: Augusta, ME, US Salary Grade: G Cross Company Responsibility: Yes
Business and Department USA ,
Purpose: The engineer will lead teams/projects that solve complex problems taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Able to work independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks. Participates and represents Avangrid on Industry associations. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training and industry associations and committees. Applies established distribution criteria and uses sound utility engineering practices to identify deficiencies in the distribution system. Utilizes complex computer aided analysis tools to develop cost efficient wire and non-wire alternative solutions to known distribution system deficiencies. Studies new distributed generation interconnection applications and performs system impact studies. Assists Distribution Engineers and Field Planners in evaluating system reliability and new service requirements. Acts as a technical leader in the Electric Distribution Planning group to direct, oversee and mentor other Planning Engineers in the Department.
Key Responsibilities: Perform detailed, complex engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology, principles and other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems and/or to improve processes/services including development of cost effective non-wires alternatives to electric distribution capital budgeted projects. Solves complex distribution system problems. Utilizes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. e.g., voltage issues, area planning studies. Proactively studies and reports on the status of all distribution system facilities in assigned geographical area of responsibility on an established repeating cycle. Assigned area may include multiple OPCOs. Studies to include but not limited to, thermal loading, distribution automation, N-1
analysis, large scale customer load additions.
Develop and prepare documentation (e.g. need statement, project scope, schematics, one-line diagrams) using depth and breadth of expertise in own discipline regarding assignments of complex level of difficulty. Responsible for maintaining and prioritizing a 10 year plan of capital projects for assigned area.
Duties: Serve as SME on assigned demonstration projects, initiatives and teams across Avangrid. Interpret internal/external business issues and recommend best practices and/or process improvements on distribution planning issues. Participate in Industry associations. Lead teams, mentor & review engineering work of others. Anticipate/make recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explain difficult concepts & influence others. May be required to make presentations to regulatory/public entities. Assist in guiding & mentoring engineers in planning design and engineering development. Manages & provides direction for resources outside of the department. Leads others to specify & design systems to resolve complex problems in nonstandard situations & develop creative solutions including the development of cost effective non-wires alternatives to electric distribution capital budgeted projects. Independently apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines & Avangrid policies/procedures.
Development of scoping documents for distribution system improvement projects and proposed solutions for identified distribution issues falling outside of established distribution planning criteria, including recommendations for new distribution substations and upgrade/replacement of existing distribution substation transformers and equipment.
Proficient at utilizing computer aided analysis tools to identify system deficiencies and plan for system reinforcements. Perform engineering analysis for locating and determining the settings for distribution automation equipment. Review complex applications of distributed generation and perform system impact studies.
Can serve as Department leader in the absence of the Manager of Electric Distribution Planning. Assists during storm restoration. The above 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 or listed under Purpose/Major Objectives as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications: (minimum qualifications for assignment to this job)
Education: BS/BA Degree Experience: 5 - 7 years PE License: Required
Requires a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET (or equivalent) accredited college/university experience performing engineering duties. An advanced graduate level engineering degree or specialized advanced training (e.g. PTI, ECNE PUI) is preferred.
Possess a depth and breath of experience in Engineering and knowledge of internal/external business and regulatory issues. Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology through participation in professional associations. Able to explain difficult concepts and influence others to lead change. Able to communicate orally or in writing to regulatory and/or public entities. Able to work in a cross-functional teams across Avangrid OpCos as a subject matter expert (SME) and guide or mentor other team members.
This opportunity will offer AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.