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Avangrid Lead Transmission Engineer in Rochester, New York

Lead Transmission Engineer



Rochester, NY, US

Job Summary

Responsible for high voltage, medium voltage, and low voltage transmission and distribution line designs for all operating companies in Avangrid Networks. Line design includes structural or electrical calculations, routing, and preparation of engineering drawings.

The electric delivery system inMainecontains 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 Line Projects, but will work day-to-day in a cross functional project team and support project needs as dictated by the RGE project manager(s).

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • 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 designers.

  • 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.

Required Skills

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 solutions

  • 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 environment.

  • Where required, knowledge of:

  • Construction and maintenance standards in accordance with regulatory requirements

  • Engineering standards and specifications up to 345kV

Routine Technical Skills:

  • CAD Drafting - Expert

  • Company Procedures, Processes and Standards – Expert

  • Construction and Outage Sequencing - Expert

  • Industry Codes, Standards, and Regulations- Expert

  • PLS-CADD Modeling - Expert

  • Project Scoping and Estimating - Expert

  • Technical Writing and Communication - Expert

  • Unique Technical Skills:

  • Foundation Design – Expert or Competent

  • Overhead Transmission Line Layout - Expert or Competent

  • Surveying - Expert or Competent

  • Transmission Equipment Specifications - Expert or Competent

  • Transmission Line Maintenance - Expert or Competent

  • Transmission Material Selection - Expert or Competent

  • Transmission Service Specifications - Expert or Competent

  • Underground Transmission Line Design - Expert or Competent

  • 2 of the unique technical skills listed above must be at the expert level.

Required Experience & Education

Experience & Training:

  • Engineering/Professional qualification or equivalent experience

  • Experience in the delivery of projects, as necessary

  • Relevant network construction and operational experience to include field inspections

  • Computer literacy

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 7 years' relevant experience required.

  • Professional Engineering License Preferred


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