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Avangrid Lead Engineer - Protection & Control in Rochester, New York

Lead Engineer - Protection & Control



Rochester, NY, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

Job Summary

Responsible for protection & control systems engineering associated with the electric delivery systems project execution in New York (NYSEG and RG&E) which is comprised of approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines & 621Substations.

Lead engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection projects supervising a group of Owner Engineers to ensure safe, timely and cost effective completion. Conduct analysis, complete estimates and develop engineering standards and criteria to drive the completion of projects. Coordinate with other departments, vendors, and consultants in order to complete projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

Ensure all protection system designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards (NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, and NY PSC).


  1. Supervise a group of Engineers performing engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of capital construction budget and keeping system performance enhancement in line with budget. Perform engineering calculations. Review and approve detailed protection system designs, including settings, testing, and commissioning developed both internally and by contractors and consultants. (30%)

  2. Develop system protection engineering criteria, construction standards, design and equipment specifications, and requirements for engineering suppliers and contractors. Demonstrate new technology value in terms of safety, cost and other efficiencies and implement it to enhance power system performance. (15%)

  3. Perform engineering studies to evaluate equipment and protection system performance and effectiveness, and analyzes operational issues in support of system reliability and operational efficiency. Develop and validate information needed for engineering analyses and apply engineering judgment to solve complex technical problems. (15%)

  4. Coordinate, review and approve work of engineering contractors who provide system protection engineering and design services to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. Develop technical specifications, standards, contracts and purchase orders. Direct engineering contractors and consultants performing system protection roles. (15%)

  5. Analyze transmission fault event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended. Develop and provide clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting corrective actions and lessons learned when necessary. (15%)

  6. Represent the company on regional and national committees. (5%)

  7. Serve as mentor in the technical development of lower level engineers and cross-department employees. (5%)

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

• 5 - 10 years of experience in Engineering.

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology.

• MS in Engineering preferred.

• Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain certification

• Advanced knowledge of power system protection.

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

• Experience with power system protection applications such as ASPEN Oneliner, ASPEN Line Database.

• Knowledge of IEC-61850 standards.

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


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

• Strong Electrical Design Experience

• Able to perform protection coordination analysis.

• Demonstrate project management skills.

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



  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

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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