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Eversource Energy Engineer – P&C CSS Engineering in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Job Description Summary:

The P&C Engineer is responsible for completing activities and assignments related to the compliance, standardization and support for protective relays and associated systems for the transmission and distribution systems. Compliance activities include the completion of NERC, NPCC and ISO-NE compliance tasks. Standardization activities include the development, review, implementation and rollout of transmission and distribution P&C standard documentation such as design drawings, philosophies and relay setting calculation files. The support activities include short circuit studies, short circuit modeling, analysis of protection system operations and system failures, along with appropriate resolutions, to provide support to operations on unplanned maintenance.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete periodic compliance activities undertaken are in accordance with NERC, NPCC and ISO-NE requirements.
  • Support the development of standards and procedures for compliance of the transmission and distribution protections systems in accordance with existing and future NERC, NPCC and ISO-NE requirements.
  • Support the development of standards and procedures for operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system.
  • Modify and maintain Short Circuit models and provide periodic updates in accordance with NERC and ISO-NE requirements.
  • Support short circuit coordination studies by modeling and analyzing electric system elements and their protection systems using fault simulation software.
  • Analysis of disturbance events, development, and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Provides technical support and direction to operating areas relative to system priorities, engineering guidelines and operating decisions during normal and emergency situations.
  • Complete work activities associated with development, review, and periodic update of control center operating procedures.
  • Develops infrastructure strategy, operating philosophy, and technical basis for asset renewal decisions and communicates that information to Asset Management for project justification and financial rationing.
  • Complete work activities associated with the System Planning group to provide design guidance and protections system performance details necessary for planning studies.
  • Support work activities associated with the Interconnections group and Distributed Generation Group to provide design review and guidance for new transmission and distribution interconnection requests.
  • Collaborates with other groups within Eversource Engineering to ensure consistency and teamwork.
  • Actively support storm and/or emergency restoration assignments.

Qualifications:

Education: Requires a Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Individuals with a focus in electric power systems engineering are preferred.

Experience :

Minimum of five (5) years of related Electrical Engineering experience is required. Protection and Control experience is preferred, including:

  • Experience performing overcurrent and distance coordination studies with ASPEN Oneliner modeling software or equivalent.
  • Experience performing post event analysis using relay and digital fault recorder event records.
  • Experience with the design and installation of protection and control schemes.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment which requires sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs are involved. Job can require traveling to substations, operating districts, and companies within and outside the state. Employee may work from home up to three days per week however this is dependent upon adherence to company policies and ability to meet performance goals.

Problem Solving & Complexity:

Work includes calculating, comparing, technical writing, editing, planning, evaluating, interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, designing, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing and presenting. This role works in an environment that often requires the performance of multiple simultaneous activities, where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while involving significant business commitments and results.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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