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Lead Engineer - Grid Modernization Planning and Engineering

Location: Brockton
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

As part of National Grid's continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.About usEvery day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.National Grid is hiring a Lead Engineer - Grid Modernization Planning and Engineering in Massachusetts. This role can be based in Worcester, Brockton, or Malden, MA.Job PurposeThe Grid Modernization Planning Engineer is responsible for directly scoping and supporting execution of the Company's implementation plans related to modernization of the design and operation of the Company's electric distribution system. The Grid Modernization Engineer role will support multi-disciplinary teams responsible for all phases of implementation including technology review and selection; defining project budget, scope and timeline; project management; internal and external reporting and tracking; and stakeholder engagement. Individual will also support efforts to research and develop plans for additional modernization opportunities including investigation and assessment of new tools and technologies relevant to the modernization of the electric distribution system.Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the engineering and scoping of the Grid Modernization investments including Fault Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration (FLISR), Volt Var Optimization (VVO), Feeder Monitor, Active Resource Integration (ARI), etc
  • Develop project approval documentation with need statement, scope, description of technical solution, alternatives considered, risks and mitigations, budget and timeline
  • Responsible for planning, delivery, management and governance of Grid Modernizations and ensuring adherence to the highest standards health, safety, environmental, security and quality
  • Support multi-disciplinary teams from distribution engineering, substation engineering, protection engineering telecommunications engineering, distribution standards, system operations, field operations, IT, regulatory, legal, community relations, corporate strategy to ensure effective and efficient implementation of grid modernization programs
  • Develop expertise in grid modernization technologies such as distribution automation, DSCADA, distributed generation interconnection, energy storage, microgrids, and distribution management systems
  • Participate in review and assessment of technology options related to grid modernization, including working with internal teams to execute competitive procurement processes
  • Gain knowledge of the Company's strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in order to support cross-functional efforts to develop and refine grid modernization strategic plans
  • Support internal and external tracking and reporting requirements associated with grid modernization programs, including reporting of metrics related to the achievement of project benefits
  • Investigate new technologies and tools in the industry and assess the relevance of and benefit to the Company's grid modernization effortsSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Able to motivate, counsel, coach, and develop direct reports and others.
    • Experience establishing clearly defined goals and standards of employee performance.
    • Ideal candidate is customer driven; displays initiative as a change agent with a can-do attitude; accepts responsibility and holds others accountable; participates in and facilitates team effectiveness; assumes the role of team lead
      • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Engineering Technology. An MS in Engineering preferred.
      • 10+ years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry. Supervisory experience preferred.
      • Thorough understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as load flow, stability voltage regulation, power factor, losses etc.
      • Analytical skills including experience using qualitative tools in strategic development.
      • Business development aptitude with strong presentation skills
      • Familiarity with grid modernization technologies
      • Ability to make sound decisions to support strategic objectives
      • Familiar with the following programs/software: CymeDist, Aspen, ArcGIS, PI Historian, EMS SCADA, Python, ExcelMore InformationSalary$124,000 - $150,000 a yearThis position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. 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.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Brockton , Lead Engineer - Grid Modernization Planning and Engineering, Engineering , Brockton, Massachusetts

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