Engineer - Protection & Control

Avangrid Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Responsible for the design, configuration, maintenance and renewal of protection & control equipment subsystems on Avangrid's electric delivery infrastructure in New York (NYSEG and RG&E). Avangrid's electric delivery system in New York is approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines and over 650 Substations.

Engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure safe, timely and cost-effective completion. Conduct analysis, complete estimates and develop 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.).

Responsibilities

1.Perform engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of the capital construction programs. Perform engineering calculations and analysis. Review and approve detailed protection system designs, including settings, developed both internally and by engineering consultants. (30%)

2.Review and approve work of engineering contractors who provide system 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 protection roles. (35%)

3.Analyze transmission fault event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended. Develop and provide clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting corrective actions and lessons learned when necessary. (25%)

4.Serve as mentor in the technical development of lower level engineers and cross-department employees. (10%)

5.Travel to worksites on an as needed basis.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

  • 3 years of experience in Engineering or 1 year of experience in Protection & Control.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology.

  • MS in Engineering preferred.

  • Successful Completion of Fundamentals of Engineering Exam 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.

  • Experience with power system protection applications such as ASPEN OneLiner, ASPEN Line Database.

  • Knowledge of IEC-61850 standards.

  • Knowledge of FERC/NERC/NPCC and state regulations.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Strong Electrical Design Experience.

  • Able to perform protection coordination analysis.

  • Proficiency and fluency in power system protection theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis.

Competencies

  • 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

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 careers@avangrid.com

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