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National Grid Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design in Syracuse, New York

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National Grid is hiring an Engineer in Syracuse, NY

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

To support successful and on-time delivery of substation projects including supporting the capital investment plan, distribution and transmission interconnection projects, and other emerging work or new technologies. Substation projects include equipment replacement, asset separation, rebuilds and greenfield (new) substations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform preliminary engineering and detailed final design engineering for transmission and distribution class substations up to and including 345kV.

  • Designs include modifications and additions to existing sites and new 'green' field (new construction) locations.

  • Provide detailed technical scope and cost estimate documentation for use by both internal and external design resources.

  • Perform engineering calculations and studies to support project scope.

  • Provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplined project team.

  • Prepare comprehensive written and oral reports of technical problems, investigative findings, and engineering recommendations.

  • Support Project Manager and Project Management Processes.

  • Participate in project estimating and economic analysis.

  • Coordinate with design consultants and interface with internal design staff.

  • Review drawings associated with projects, including manufacturers' equipment.

  • Manage consultants' work, ensuring compliance and technical adequacy against approved standards.

  • Development of standards and procedures.

  • Support construction and project closeout activities.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to lead interdisciplinary technical teams to evaluate solution options and develop project scopes, cost estimates and project schedules.


  • Knowledge of the following is desired: Substation construction and maintenance techniques, Electric utility operation practices, Substation materials, Grounding and Lightning study analysis, IEEE, ANSI, NFPA 70, ASTM, NESC and the NYS Building Code.

  • Proven interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Good working knowledge of industry standards, safety standards, and existing electrical design codes.

  • Proficient MS Office computer skills (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).

  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.

  • Ability to physically navigate in and around an electrical substation.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

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$83,000 - $98,000 a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.