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Avangrid Principal Smart Metering Analyst in Augusta, Maine

Principal Smart Metering Analyst

Company: CENTRAL MAINE POWER CO

Location:

Augusta, ME, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)

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Salary Grade: H

Reports to: Smart Metering Regional Manager – Maine

Department/Organization : Smart Metering/Operational Smart Grids

Location: Any Avangrid office in New York, Connecticut, or Maine

Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional projects using advanced data modeling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities. Use expert-level knowledge of AMI infrastructure and process flow to collaborate with business clients to propose and outline changes or improvements to both the technical and functional levels of AMI systems

  • Build, develop and maintain data models, reporting systems, data automation systems, dashboards, and performance metrics support that support key business decisions. Works with Smart Metering management to ensure AMI system administration is executed at the optimal level for current business needs with proper resourcing, etc.

  • Design and delivery of reports and insights that analyze business functions and key operations and performance metrics.

  • Manage and optimize processes for data intake, validation, mining and engineering as well as modeling, visualization and communication deliverables.

  • Oversee the data/report requests process: tracking requests submitted, prioritization, approval, etc.

  • Lead and facilitate training plans and knowledge transfer for new or junior level team members to foster continuity on the team

  • Provide accurate and comprehensive analysis to management as needed to aid in setting team direction and strategy

Job Summary

The Smart Metering Department with Avangrid’s Operational Smart Grids organization is responsible for strategy, enterprise planning, operation, and compliance of metering systems and networks covering over 1 million meters, primarily Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI” or smart meters), currently across the states of Maine and Connecticut. AMI is considered a foundational technology for grid modernization. Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc., serves over 636,000 retail electric customers in central and southern Maine. This position reports to the Regional Manager for Smart Metering’s Maine-based operations, and will work with the team to develop and implement solutions for the AMI Head-End System (HES), AMI network, Meter Data Management System (MDM), MV-90 xi system, and other applications in support of business requirements. The selected person will join a team of technical systems and metering experts and will collaborate with metering peers in Connecticut and New York and other groups across Avangrid, including Corporate IT, Telecommunications, Control & Automation Systems, Electric Operations, Customer Service, and Innovation.

Competencies

  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, or Statistics with at least 10 years of experiencepreferredbut not required.

  • Advanced knowledge of Information/Operations Technology design and implementationrequired

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in order to drive solutions to complex problems or projects.

  • Solid technical background with experience in six or more of the followingpreferred:

  • Technical hardware architecture

  • Linux/Unix Operating System

  • Networking and topology / understanding of high-level network and security concepts, radio networks, firmware updates, Zigbee wireless protocols in and around 802.1x, FCC regulations

  • Network functionality and tools including SSH, traceroute, ping, understanding of DHCP, VPN technologies, firewall concepts and architecture

  • Relational DBMS (i.e., Oracle/SQL Server/MySQL)

  • Windows Server OS and creating .NET web services running on Microsoft’s IIS

  • Bash/Perl/Python scripting and/or JAVA on Linux

  • ESRI and JavaScript

  • AMI Head-end Systems, Meter Data Management Systems, MV-90 xi, and/or related metering systems

Skills

  • Experience with SAPrequired

  • Analytical, troubleshooting, and process improvement experiencepreferred

  • The ability to demonstrate good communication skills both written and orally. This communication would be with team members, others’ departments, regulating authorities and leadership local and abroad.required

  • Ability to maintain multiple tasks and manage expectationsrequired

  • Demonstrated track record of expert level knowledge of AMI, building cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders, and overseeing the resolution of complex technical issuesrequired

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other business analytical toolsrequired

  • Ability to maintain the integrity of data during extraction, storage, manipulation, and processingrequired

  • Knowledge of electric and/or gas utility operationsrequired

  • Previous work experience in IT, operational telecom, network or systems engineering, or metering operationsrequired

  • PMP Certificationpreferred

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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