Iberdrola USA Electrical Engineer in United States



Business and Department

Portland Corporate Office Portland,OR


Manage external professionals who provide technical expertise and project support in evaluation of

Perform root cause failure investigations on Wind and Solar equipment such as motors generators, power

This individual will be responsible for supporting the operations of Avangrid’s wind turbine and solar PV fleet with an emphasis in resolving electrical issues related to rotating equipment, power distribution, and power conversion systems. Activities include investigation and mitigation of component and sub-system failures, communication with OEMs and component suppliers, and development of programs to improve performance and/or reduce operating costs.

convereters/inverters, and other electrical sub-system components.

operational and performance issues.

required for the understanding and resolution issues.

operational costs.

Organize and lead meetings and calls with suppliers to ensure their compliance with contractual obligations. Reviews root cause failure analysis and corrective action documentation. Visit generating plants and suppliers to investigate operational issues first hand. Organize measurement and testing campaigns in order to gather information and evaluate hypothesis as

Organize and manage product improvement programs designed to increase performance and/or reduce


Ability to climb 100 meter tall steel towers on occasional basis to perform root cause analysis investigation on

BS Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power systems, controls, and/or power conversion. 3 years’ experience as it relates to the job description. (the company may consider a recent College

Graduate with no work experience at a lower level. ) .

turbine component failures.

CAD, and reporting systems. Must be able to use computerized diagnostic, analysis, and troubleshooting tools.

Ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, data management,

Familiarity with elecrical schematics / one-line diagrams.Possession of comprehensive writing skills for upwards reporting.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited

Familiarity with mechanical and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps,

standardization exists.

oscilloscopes, meghommeters, and various hand and power tools.)

Adheres to effective internal controls. Must work well under pressure from job demands, multi-tasking ability essential. Requires approximately 10% travel. Experience with Renewable Energy generation systems. Experience with statistical analysis and probability distributions. Ability to speak, write, and understand Spanish.

Full Time Exempt

REFERENCE: 5100942701

Publication date: 31.08.2018