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Avangrid Lead Engineer - Protection & Control in New Haven, Connecticut

Lead Engineer - Protection & Control



New Haven, CT, US Augusta, ME, US Rochester, NY, 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 (

Job Summary

Responsible for engineering activities in electric transmission and substation system protection on AVANGRID and its owned subsidiaries: CMP (Central Maine Power), NYSEG (New York State Electric & Gas), Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), The United Illuminating Company (UI).

Ensure all protection system designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards (NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, ME PUC, CT PUC, etc.).

Set policies, procedures, document standards, and engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection to ensure safe, timely, and efficient system operation.


• Perform analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection related to Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting, Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction, Protection System Maintenance, Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding, Remedial Action Schemes, Transmission Relay Loadability, Relay Performance During Stable Power Swings, and Coordination of Protection Systems.

• Review and approve work of engineering contractors.

• Define, maintain, and update company processes as needed to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and regulatory authority requirements.

• Define, and update internal processes, and performance indicators.

• Audit internal company processes and support evidentiary. documentation, as needed to verify company practices, is meeting compliance requirements.

• Monitor and manage projects associated with corrective action plans.

• Act as subject matter expert during audits.

• Represent the company on regional and national committees, NPCC, NERC, and auditors.

• Serve as a mentor in the technical development of lower-level engineers and cross-department employees.

• Travel to worksites on an as-needed basis.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

• 7 years of experience in Engineering or 4 years of experience in Protection & Control.

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology.

• Master’s Degree in Engineering preferred.

• Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain certification.

• Advanced knowledge of power system analysis and fundamentals of equipment protection.

• Strong Electrical Design Experience.

• Knowledge in protection coordination analysis.

• Knowledge of national and international standards, regulations, and compliance requirements associated with power system protection.

• Knowledge of FERC/NERC/NPCC and state regulations.

• Knowledge in PowerApps, PowerBI, PowerAutomate, and advanced Excel will be considered a differential.


• Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.

• Proficiency and fluency in power system protection theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis.

• Business process management capabilities perspective.



  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

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 (

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