Avangrid Associate Engineer - Electric Maintance Engineering in Binghamton, New York
Associate Engineer - Electric Maintance Engineering
Company: NY STATE ELECTRIC & GAS C
Binghamton, NY, US
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)
The engineer will solve complex electric substation problems, identify innovative solutions and efficiencies. Perform substation maintenance duties including planning, implementing preventive maintenance plans, develop equipment maintenance specifications and standards, perform analysis, able to work independently with some guidance from more experienced team members. Actively participates in industry associations such as Doble Committees, IEEE, EPRI, CEATI.
•Develop substation equipment maintenance and testing plans using RCM methodology and condition based maintenance concepts.
•Perform moderately complex engineering analyses, design and calculations using standard methodology and principles. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to improve processes/services.
•Provide technical expertise for substation operations personnel and contractors to implement planned maintenance. Review equipment inspection and test results. Document and keep current accurate asset records to track equipment life cycle.
•Determines installation and operating requirements and evaluates new products, manufacturers and contractors and research new technology.
•Document and keep stakeholders informed of equipment failures, service advisories and abnormal conditions to ensure safety and reliability.
•Develops substation equipment maintenance standards, equipment specifications, and framework agreements thru a standardize approach for all operating companies.
•Performs substation equipment/facilities inspections and develops a method for evaluating the risks associated with the equipment & facilities base on a Failure Modes and Effects.
•Apply problem, cause, remedy failure analysis to support maintenance corrective actions and decisions on asset replacements.
•Participates special initiatives on global practices and substation management, developing scope, schedule and budget.
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Skills and Requirements
•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology from an ABET accredited college or university.
•1-3 years of experience, At least 1+ years experience in electric system design, operations and maintenance or relevant field of work.
•Substation maintenance and test experience preferred.
•Experience with NERC PRC-005 protection system maintenance and testing a plus
•Highly developed verbal and written communications skills.
•Effective in managing multiple priorities and an effective team player.
•Possess knowledge and skills in the electric utility industry, along with related business practices and procedures.
•Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology thru participation in professional associations.
•Ability to explain difficult concepts and influence others.
•Demonstrates high level of oral/written communication and interpersonal competencies.
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
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