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National Grid Engineer, Electrical, Power Plant Engineering in Hicksville, New York

About us

Every 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 an Engineer in our Hicksville, NY location.

Job Purpose

The Electrical Engineer reports to the Electrical Engineering Manager in PED and will support internal and external team members collaborating on new project development opportunities and improvements to our existing fleet of steam and gas turbine units on Long Island. This position is responsible to research, develop and implement power supply and storage technologies that capitalize on the evolving renewable energy market in New York. The person in this role is also responsible to assess and implement new technologies on our existing steam and combustion turbine units through capital investment and major maintenance. This position is responsible to perform technical, financial and operational evaluations of new and existing electrical assets. Project assessments shall include, but are not limited to, different design options, business alternatives, cost/benefit analysis, risk analysis and project performance evaluations. This position will include project engineer and project manager responsibilities on projects. The engineer will evaluate all aspects of project design, licensing, procurement, construction, commissioning and operations on all projects. This role is responsible to develop specifications, standards and procedures on projects. The person in this role will participate in industry groups and forums to support objectives. This position is an essential contributor to our goals of effective asset management and technology modernization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as the project engineer and/or project manager during the design, construction and operation of projects on existing generating assets and new energy development opportunities.

  • Provide technical evaluations of new energy development projects and alternatives in areas like energy storage, solar, relay protection and combustion turbines.

  • Evaluate new and emerging technologies for application in new projects and existing assets.

  • Establish relationships with National Grid and business partners to effectively collaborate on new energy business opportunities like energy storage, solar collectors and combustion turbines.

  • Research and evaluate new products, technologies and systems that offer value to the customer and load serving entity.

  • Provide guidance to Generation personnel, vendors, internal and external partners on current and future project requirements,

  • Provide effective communication with Generation personnel, partners, vendors, load serving entities, internal and external stakeholders on all projects to promote the effective implementation of projects.

  • Serve as the technical consultant throughout project development, construction, commissioning and operation on existing generating assets.

  • Perform safety, environmental and financial risk analysis.

  • Perform engineering calculations and studies to support project scope.

  • Develop specifications, standards and procedures for projects.

  • Develop cost estimates, benefit analysis and risk assessment on projects.

  • Perform asset evaluation to determine maintenance and investment requirements.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Advanced degree preferred.

  • NYS Intern Engineer Certification preferred.

  • Minimum of 1 year of related work experience.

  • Energetic, creative, capable and committed to promoting innovative ideas and achieving or exceeding objectives.

  • Self-starter who is comfortable leading and managing efforts.

  • Able to engage others to successful results.

  • Analytical and solution-based thinking.

  • Work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects, including high visibility initiatives.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change.

  • Capable of working in a matrix organization and achieve results.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point applications.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD.

  • Experience in managing internal and external project teams.

  • Familiar with power generating equipment and support systems.

  • Familiar with project management including product development, construction, commissioning and operation.

  • Familiar with electrical relay protection and substation equipment.

  • Familiar with energy storage equipment, solar and electric generating systems.

  • Familiar with project cost/benefit and risk analysis.

  • Experience in communicating ideas, technical designs and engineering concepts to others.

  • Awareness of industry trends and innovation in battery storage, solar, steam turbine and combustion turbine technology.

  • Knowledge of electrical standards and codes (i.e. UL, IEEE).

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal 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.

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