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National Grid Lead Engineer, New Technology in Syracuse, New York

About us National Grid is hiring a Lead Engineer, New Technology for our Distributed Generation and New Technology team 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 The Lead Engineer will be responsible for engaging with New York electric business (engineering, asset management, and operations) to evaluate, implement, and develop new technology to deploy on the transmission and distribution networks. Conducts all program and performance management and administration for technology deployments to ensure pilots and demonstration are providing value and all new capabilities are being implemented into business processes working with process and performance excellence teams. Responsible for knowledge transfer such that technologies are being adapted into our asset management and engineering capabilities. Engage with external partners (universities, vendors, national labs) to better collaborate on technology deployments and ensure National Grid is leveraging best in class learnings and capabilities development when deploying new technologies, including alignment with National Grid counterparts in New England and the UK. ## Key Accountabilities Lead the identification and formulation of strategic initiatives specific to electrical assets. Responsible for engaging within the teams within Reliability and Research & Development to evaluate the value, benefit cost analysis, and business case for moving forward with new technologies on our network, including but not limited to energy storage resources and power flow control devices. Lead interdisciplinary technical teams through the optioneering process, develop project scopes, cost estimates and project schedules applying National Grid’s capital delivery process. Recommend asset condition-based capital projects to internal National Grid management. Prepare comprehensive written and oral reports of technical problems, investigative findings, and engineering recommendations. Participate in project estimating and economic analysis. ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Demonstrates strong negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to make persuasive presentations to small and large audiences. ## Qualifications Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. A MS in Engineering or MBA preferred with a minimum of six years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry. PE license preferred. Thorough understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as load flow, relay protection, metering, stability, voltage regulation, power factor, etc. Familiarity with grid modernization technologies. Strong presentation skills. Strong analytical skills. Experience working independently on multiple simultaneous initiatives. Entrepreneur mentality. Valid driver’s license required. ## More Information 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.
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