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Lead Engineer-Distribution Planning at AVANGRID, Inc

Lead Engineer-Distribution Planning

AVANGRID, Inc Binghamton, NY Full-Time
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Job Summary

Collaborate on and perform distribution studies including voltage, thermal, N-1, and power factor assessments.
Analyze and assess complex DER distribution system interconnections and new customer load interconnections at numerous voltage levels.
Apply the established distribution criteria and uses sound utility engineering practices to identify deficiencies in the distribution system.
Recommends Distribution Automation devices to the system and develop designs and recommendations compliant with program objectives.
Apply the established distribution criteria for Distribution Resiliency to the system and develop designs and recommendations compliant with program objectives.
Continually strive to innovate and integrate improvements to increase the precision and efficiency of Distribution Planning.
Develop thorough understanding and application of Distribution Planning tools used in day-to-day basis such as GIS (SMWeb, SmartMap), SAP, Load Data systems, etc.
Strive to seek out and develop subject matter expert skills as necessary to mentor, support and lead the team to aid in the advancement of business needs.
Collaborate and interact with internal teams and industry peers on regional and divisional activities.
Assist during storm restoration efforts.

Skills and Requirements

BS (Bachelor's Degree) , in EE/Electrical required with additional consideration given to applicants with Advanced Degrees or Certifications (e.g. MSEE, PE, etc.), PE required for CMP.
7+ years of experience (Industry Related)

Technical Skills and Requirements:
The following skills and associated competency levels are desired of those candidates seeking a position in Distribution Planning. However, offsetting industry and other relevant technical skills will be considered for candidates without previous experience in these Distribution Planning activities (e.g. T&D Engineering, P&C, etc.).
Technical Skills/Competencies
• Theoretical Engineering knowledge: Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytics, Modeling & Calculation (e.g. sym. Components, per unit, etc.), Understanding the Business Model
- Advanced
• Practical Engineering Experience/Application: Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g. field experience, standardization, develop business case and defend in front of stakeholders)
- Advanced
• Engineering documentation: Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation, review and approve engineering work done by others
- Advanced
• Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment: Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and Requirements (NERC, NPCC, ISO, PUC, etc.)
- Advanced

Functional Job Specific Competencies:
1. Power System Studies - Knowledge & Interpretation of Study Assumptions and Results: (e.g. Comprehensive Area Studies, Power Flow, DER, Voltage, Contingency, phase imbalance, Power Factor correction, Short Circuit, reliability, resiliency, Capacity, distribution automation, etc.)
- Advanced
2. Software Proficiency - Power System Analytics: (e.g. CYME, PSSE, ASPEN, etc.)
- Advanced/Expert


Behavioral Skills and Requirements:
Leadership Competencies
• Utilize knowledge to influence and guide department engineers.
• Provide technical leadership in complex projects that have a wide impact on the department.
• Mentor, develop and support team in technical skills.
• Ability to collaborate across departments.
• Liaison/ direct contractors on company policy, standards and best practices.
• Work independently with little supervision.


  • 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

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Nearest Major Market: Binghamton
Job Segment: Power Systems, Energy


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