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National Grid is hiring a Senior Engineer in our Controls and Instrumentation group located in Waltham, MA
Perform engineering functions within the Control and Integration group responsible for New England. Participate in project teams tasked with building or modifying electrical utility substations focusing on engineering and design of control, SCADA, metering, dc system and protection circuits & data networks within substations.
ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION CONTROL:
Work on a program to provide dual high speed protection on select National Grid transmission lines.
Provide a Design Brief detailing the philosophy, design, equipment details, RTU and annunciator point lists and deviations from standards for control and integration equipment required for a substation project.
Provide assistance in analyzing the operation of substation control systems for proper operation following system disturbances. Determine causes of improper operation and carry out corrective action.
Review, approve, and develop electrical schematics for RTU control, breaker control, protective relays, annunciators, networks, equipment power, load transfer/shedding and capacitor control schemes.
Provide engineering support during electrical switchboard design, construction and commissioning.
Develop standard designs and guidelines for substation control systems.
Provide conceptual front view sketches to locate placement of major switchboard equipment. Review front view drawings and associated material lists.
Investigate, evaluate and propose new or replacement substation panel, wiring or control equipment.
Participate in the review and development of control and switchboard specifications.
Evaluate new control technologies.
ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION DATA INTEGRATION
Design and configure communications systems within substations that transport digital data between Intelligent Electronic Devices and entrance devices.
Develop and maintain software points list for substation digital network commissioning and ongoing maintenance.
Determine settings, connections and configurations and participate in the commissioning of complex digital substation network components such as communications processors, PLCs, HMIs and smart annunciators.
Develop standards, guidelines and procedures for the selection, installation, configuring and commissioning of digital substation network components.
Support substation integration testing during project construction and commissioning.
Provide engineering support for digital substation network field problems.
Evaluate new substation network communications technologies, requirements and procedures.
Provide training to technicians and operators on digital communications devices.
ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION REVENUE METERING
Provide a Design Brief detailing the philosophy, design, equipment details, point lists and deviations from standards for revenue metering equipment required for a substation project.
Assist in material procurement.
Review drawings for correct meter application.
Support metering aspects during project construction.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school with knowledge of high voltage electrical power systems.
5+ years of related experience
Ability to read electrical schematics and a working knowledge of the devices represented on typical utility substation schematics.
Knowledge of 3 phase electrical utility high and low voltage AC circuits.
Knowledge of electric utility DC systems and their protection.
Knowledge of substation practices, testing, construction and maintenance techniques.
Knowledge of substation automation, digital communications techniques and protocols.
Knowledge of protective relay and relay communication schemes.
Background of working in energized substations.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Proficiency with PC, abilities include Microsoft Office suite or equivalent.
Valid driver's license.
This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.