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Avangrid Lead Line Engineer in Rochester, New York

Lead Line Engineer



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 high voltage, medium voltage, and low voltage transmission and distribution line designs for all

operating companies in Avangrid Networks. Line designs includes structural or electrical calculations, routing, and

preparation of engineering drawings. The electric delivery system in Maine contains approximately 2,600 miles of

transmission lines & 317 substations. The electric delivery system in New York contains approximately 5,600

miles of transmission lines & 621 substations. The electric delivery system in Connecticut contains approximately

130 miles of transmission lines and 28 bulk electric supply substations.

Position reports to the Unit Manager - Lines, but the position will work day-to-day in cross functional project team

and support project needs as dictated by the project manager.


Capital project engineering performance including all phases such as: scoping and budgeting, conceptual

engineering, contract management and design, engineering design, construction and closeout.

Responsible for leading and creating new conceptual designs and overseeing the work of external detailed


Responsible for detailed designs in support of System Reliability.

Proactively identify and perform special projects and studies that innovatively solve unique and complex

problems with broad impact to the business. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve

unique problems or to improve processes/services.

Solve unique and complex engineering problems. Identify innovative solutions.

Oversee engineering studies to evaluate equipment and system performance and effectiveness and

analyze operational issues in support of system reliability and operational efficiency.

Develop and validate information needed for engineering analyses and applying engineering judgment to

solve technical problems.

Ensure all engineering designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards.

Represent the company on regional and national committees when needed.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

Engineering/Professional qualification or equivalent experience.

Experience in the delivery of projects, as necessary.

Relevant network construction and operational experience.

Computer literacy.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent education with 5 – 7 years

relevant experience required.

Professional Engineering License Preferred.


  1. General Skills:

Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills to decipher unique technical and analytical problems.

Proven ability to lead and manage projects.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to articulate highly technical concepts.

Strong management and leadership skills, ability to drive change and adoption of new technologies.

Knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.

General contract, commercial and regulatory awareness with the ability to balance effective and efficient

customer service and project delivery, ensuring maximum return on investment.

Track record of effective stakeholder and customer service engagement and management.

Ability to communicate and present information effectively at all levels.

Ability to manage competing priorities using sound engineering and financial judgment to determine optimal


Awareness and understanding of key business drivers.

Ability to devise solutions to both to common and complex problems/challenges.

Where appropriate, technical and operational experience in a relevant engineering role within a utility


Knowledge of Overhead Transmission Line:

  • Construction and maintenance standards in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Engineering standards and specifications up to 345kV.


  1. Routine Technical Skills:

CAD Drafting

Company Procedures, Processes and Standards

Construction and Outage Sequencing

Industry Codes, Standards, and Regulations

PLS-CADD Modeling

Project Scoping and Estimating

Technical Writing and Communication

  1. Unique Technical Skills:

Foundation Design

Overhead Transmission Line Layout


Transmission Equipment Specifications

Transmission Line Maintenance

Transmission Material Selection

Transmission Service Specifications

Underground Transmission Line Design



  • Be a role model

  • Be agile

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Focus to achieve results

  • 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

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