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Lead Engineer- Distribution Planning

Company: Avangrid
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Avangrid is seeking a Lead Engineer- Distribution Planning to join their team in their Binghamton, NYlocation.

Job Summary

Work Location: NY , CT, (Multiple locations)

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. 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.



  • 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 costeffective 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.
  • 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-wiresalternatives to electric distribution capital budgeted projects. Independently apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines Avangrid polices/procedures.Skills and Requirements

    Education Experience Required:
    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET (or equivalent) accredited college/university required.
    • An advanced graduate level engineering degree or specialized advanced training (e.g. PTI, ECNE PUI) is preferred
    • 5 - 7 years experience performing engineering duties.
    • Possess a depth and breadth 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. Skills/Abilities:
    • 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.Competencies

      • Develop Self Others
      • Empower to grow
      • Collaborate and Share
      • Be a role model
      • Focus to achieve results
      • Be agile
      • Technical SkillsThis job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Avangrid. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Avangrid, Binghamton , Lead Engineer- Distribution Planning, Professions , Binghamton, New York

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