National Grid Associate Engineer – Fleet Services in Syracuse, New York

_About the Position: _

  • Provides engineering support and guidance for various fleet related processes including:

o Vehicle & Equipment Replacement Program

o Specifications for Electric & Gas utility vehicle and equipment

o Liaison between field operations and vehicle & equipment manufacturers

*Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):*

  • Assists with annual vehicle and equipment acquisition process.

  • Specify and obtain vehicles and automotive and utility work equipment for the Company. Interpret and evaluate vendor bids, monitor equipment construction phases and develop vehicle delivery schedules.

  • Monitor manufacturer vendor performance, ensure company expectations and order details are being met, correct deficiencies as required.

  • Support field analysis of equipment defect & accident investigations.

  • Assists with safety related recalls & service bulletins within multiple fleet repair facilities.

  • Assists with truck committees to identify issues and opportunities to improve vehicle specifications.

  • Develop purchase and acceptance test specifications in compliance with current D.O.T., O.S.H.A., ANSI, SAE and other Federal and State Safety and/or engineering guidelines. Perform compliance review and acceptance testing at vendor facilities & in the field.

  • Keep abreast of all environmental compliance regulations pertaining to the fleet maintenance industry to monitor compliance.

  • Work with Lead / Principal Engineers to develop and update Maintenance Service Schedules and inspection procedure for equipment. Investigate accidents and equipment failures.

  • Develop contacts with key personnel and officials of other organizations such as vehicle and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Support in-house warranty agreements and initiatives.

  • Research new vehicle technology; hybrids, hydrogen, fuel cell, etc to meet all emission requirements

  • Assists Lead / Principal Engineers in creating and maintaining standardized vehicle and equipment specifications.

_Knowledge and Experience Required:_

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Preference will be given to fleet related automotive engineering.

  • Knowledge of Transportation State and Federal Regulations and O.S.H.A. codes is helpful, as well as knowledge of SAP.

  • The ability to work effectively with diverse people and personalities is essential.

  • Awareness of utility equipment safety standards, laws and regulations, DOT, ANSI, SAE, and FMVSS is helpful.

  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, foresight and engineering judgment in solving fleet engineering problems.

  • Ability to translate technical expertise into layman terms interacting with internal and external clients.

  • Provide project management support as needed to the team.

  • This role requires travel within the National Grid service territory and to conferences, training and supplier factory locations within the US.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

/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./

Job: *Operations Support

Organization: *Operations Support

Title: Associate Engineer – Fleet Services

Location: NY-Syracuse

Requisition ID: 20171708