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Engineer - Distribution Planning (CMP 68103) Augusta, ME, US

AVANGRID, Inc • Augusta, ME

Posted 11 days ago

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Publication date: 06.12.2018 REFERENCE: 5104313602


Company: CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY Department: Integrated System Planning Job Title: Engineer - Distribution Planning Reports to: Manager - Distribution Planning Location: Augusta, ME, US Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

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Key Responsibilities:

The Distribution Planning Engineer will solve moderately complex problems and utilize best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve processes, studies or projects. Work is to be completed with minimal guidance. Applies established distribution planning 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 (NWA) solutions to known distribution system issues. Assists Distribution Engineers and Field Planners in evaluating system reliability and new service requirements. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training and industry associations and committees. Assignments may include travel to different Avangrid Networks operating companies.

Perform detailed, moderately complex engineering analyses following not only standard methodology, criteria and principles but other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or planning concepts to resolve moderately complex problems including development of cost effective NWAs to electric distribution capital budgeted projects.

Solves moderately complex Distribution Planning & Reliability issues. Takes a new prospective on established methods e.g. large scale system expansion, large scale customer load additions, voltage drops, and area planning studies. Studies to include but not limited to, equipment thermal loading, distribution automation, N-1 contingency analysis, large scale customer load additions and resiliency.

Review applications of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and perform system impact studies. Impact study analyses may include thermal, system imbalance impacts, voltage change analysis, voltage fluctuation analysis,

potential for ferroresonance, islanding, and harmonics. Review and provide feedback to impact studies from peer engineers. Perform substation and circuit level load and DER forecasts. Perform substation and circuit level DER hosting capacity analysis.

Develop, prepare, maintain, and understand planning methodologies, study models and documentation (i.e. project scope and oneline diagrams) for moderately complex assignments.

Represent Distribution Planning on assigned Avangrid demonstration projects and initiatives and industry teams. Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience and provide guidance to other team members on Distribution Planning, Reliability and NWA issues and analysis.

Review the planning and reliabilty engineering work of peer engineers & consultants. Interprets & make recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explains difficult issues & works to establish consensus.

Promotes cross functional teamwork on assigned tasks and projects. Assist in guiding and mentoring engineers in planning and reliability analysis development. Provides direction for resources outside of the department.

Works independently in performing analysis to address standard and non-standard situations. Applies design and planning standards, industry codes, criteria, guidelines and Avangrid policies/procedures.

Interprets processes and standards related to Distribution Planning and Reliability. Recommends solutions and best practices for standard and non-standard situations. Represents Distribution Planning on projects, task forces and studies.

With minimal to moderate guidance, develop study reports and manage small projects/studies/initiatives or teams in accordance with applicable Avangrid guidelines. Coordinate phases of planning engineering for assigned portions of a project/program.

Proficient at utilizing computer aided analysis tools to identify system deficiencies and plan for system reinforcements.

Assists during storm restoration.

Note: The above Key Responsibilities/Duties are not intensded 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.

Each employee must accept responsibility for their own safety and health as well as the safety and health of their fellow employees.


Requires a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET (or equivalent) accredited college/university plus 3 to 5 years experience performing engineering duties with completion of Basic Engineering Training Curriculum (e.g. ECNE-PUI) or equivalent. A Professional Engineer License is not required, but it is preferred. Possess a depth and breadth of experience in Distribution Planning or another related Engineering area, along with related business practices and procedures. Able to explain difficult issues and work to establish consensus. Able to work in a cross-functional team 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.

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