Iberdrola USA Principal Protection Engineer (CMP 60417) Augusta ME in United States


Business and Department

CMP-ME-Augusta General Office Augusta,ME


JOB SUMMARY: Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

Responsible for electric system protection technology platforms in both Maine (Central Maine Power and Maine Electric Power Company) and New York (NYSEG and RG&E;), including standards, training, and communication. 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 (for a total of 8,200 miles and 965 substations).

Consult and guide for project engineers on protection engineering for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure system reliability and safety. Guide engineering studies to evaluate equipment, system effectiveness, and protection system operations.

Lead and guide the Protection Engineering group across AVANGRID in their technical training and development. Evaluate and implement new and advanced technology platforms to increase reliability and efficiency.

Ensure all protection system standards and designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards (IEC, IEEE, NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, and ME PUC).

Liaison across Operating Companies, across global affiliates, with different departments, and with outside groupsand agencies. Contributes to the development of System Protection strategy.



Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors degree with a minimum of 12 years relevant experience required; Masters Degree preferred

  • Professional engineering license preferred

  • Expert knowledge of all aspects of engineering & design, national and international standards, and compliance requirements associated with power system protection


  • Independent decision making capability

  • Self-directed

  • Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills to decipher the most perplexing technical and analytical problems.

  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal to articulate highly technical concepts

  • Effective leadership skills to drive change and adoption of new technologies across Operating Companies and international affiliates.

  • Expertise in performing complex protection coordination analysis.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Strong awareness and application of commercial implications, including cost estimating, budgeting, least cost planning, etc.

  • Safety leadership by example in application of and adherence to all safety regulations in process and procedures development

  • Expertise in all aspects of power engineering theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis. Competency Requirements: It is preferred that for this job, the candidate fulfills the requirements in terms of levels indicated below.

  1. Delivering for the Business:
  • Global view of the Business – Advanced

  • Achieving Results and Continuous Improvements – Advanced

  • Initiative – Advanced

  • Innovation & Creativity – Advanced

  1. Global Relationships:
  • Flexibility & Globalization – Advanced

  • Customer Focus – Advanced

  • Communicating & Influencing – Advanced

  • Team Work – Advanced

  1. Managing People:
  • Team Management – Advanced

  • Developing Others – Advanced

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status. If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply to positions, you may request a reasonableaccommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 833-246-6347 or by emailing us at careers@avangrid.com.

Company: CMP - Central Maine Power

Department: Protection & Control

Job Title: Principal Engineer - Protection Engineer

Reports to: Manager - Protection & Control

Location: Augusta ME / Orange CT

Cross Company Responsibility: YES

REFERENCE: 5091774503

Publication date: 31.08.2018