National Grid Engineer – Transmission Asset Management, New England in Waltham, Massachusetts
_About the Position:_
Asset Management Engineer develops strategies/plans and oversees their execution to enable National Grid to maintain or improve reliability and optimize the return on investment from the assets related to electrical transmission in New England (typically greater than 69 kV). The successful candidate will have knowledge of electric transmission assets as well as compliance obligations around the proper classification of these assets (based on NERC, NPCC, Regional and Local requirements), which ultimately drive facility design characteristics, asset tracking and reporting. Engineer level/title will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s level of education, experience and knowledge.
_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_
Lead the identification and formulation of strategic initiatives specific to electrical transmission assets
Use strategic asset management techniques to prioritize assets and identify risks
Develop informed, comprehensive technical asset plans for maintenance and capital investment in order to improve business performance in the medium (up to five years) and longer term (up to 15 years.)
Lead interdisciplinary technical teams through the optioneering process, develop project scopes, cost estimates and project schedules applying National Grid’s project progression model.
Recommend asset condition based capital projects to internal National Grid management to obtain Delegation of Authority and seek approval from external stakeholders as part of the New England open access planning process.
Develop and implement processes, tools and documentation for Transmission Planning & Asset Management to maintain compliance with ISO New England rules/policies, NPCC Criteria/Directories, NERC Standards, and FERC Orders.
Support or lead development of technical policies relating to electrical transmission assets and provide authoritative advice in order to support the realization of National Grid objectives
Research new technologies, investigate implementation strategies, and drive the conceptual development of innovative projects/solutions.
_Knowledge & Experience Required: _
Must have a minimum BS degree in Engineering
8 years of experience preferred, will consider more junior applicants
Familiarity with NERC Transmission Planning Standards, NPCC Criteria and ISO and State level Transmission Planning rules with ability to understand how changes in those standards impact National Grid
Recognized as a ‘go-to’ person relating to electrical transmission assets in New England and demonstrates the ability to collaborate within and across National Grid across multiple geographies or sites
Ability to interpret results and recommendations from transmission asset engineering reports and transmission system analytical studies. Engineering reports include, but are not limited to, asset condition assessments, Process Hazard Analyses, environmental assessments and external industry publications. Analytical studies include power system thermal, voltage, and reactive analyses, as well as transient, dynamic, harmonic, and short circuit analyses as they relate to system reliability, economics, and operating flexibility.
Collaboratively develop and/or implement policies, processes and procedures relative to Transmission Planning and Transmission Asset Strategy
Ability to prioritize work and be a team member on multiple projects at one time.
Demonstrates strong negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to make persuasive presentations to small and large audiences. Consistently adapts the content / style of a message, based on an understanding of the climate and culture of a particular group and what will produce the best response
Knowledge of safety policy and potential hazards of the electrical transmission network
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: *Asset Management
Title: Engineer – Transmission Asset Management, New England
Requisition ID: 20172811