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National Grid Substation Engineering Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

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.

National Grid is seeking a Substation Engineering Manager in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

Leads and directs the effective scheduling, planning, organization and deployment of engineering resources used in the delivery of capital projects relating to electrical substations. Projects may include asset replacements, substation expansions, protection system upgrades, new greenfield and/or brownfield substation sites, etc.

Key Accountabilities
  • Lead, motivate, direct and develop a professional high-performance work team of substation engineers, prioritize work and allocate resources in order to ensure results are delivered in line with expectations and customer needs including contracting with organizations to supplement staff.

  • Responsible for the technical support for new and existing substation construction projects, which includes the development of project scope, the review and approval of engineering drawings, manufacturer drawings and equipment specifications associated with substation capital projects.

  • Prepare or contribute to the development, technical content and implementation of National Grid’s Substation Engineering and Design philosophy, standards and procedures; identify risks and put in place actions to ensure compliance with standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure the Safety by Design standard is adhered to at all times.

  • Responsible for delivery of the Substation Engineering & Design capital work plan and for the monitoring and reporting on performance and close-out of Substation Engineering & design projects.

  • Responsible for the management and oversight of work assigned to engineering consultants utilizing a master service agreement.

  • Provide technical support to various departments including Operations, Asset and Planning, Project Management, Engineering and others as required.

  • Resolve technical issues that may arise in the different project phases of Substation Engineering & Design.

  • Ability to prioritize work and be a team member on multiple projects at one time under budget and time constraints.

  • Work in a Project Managed team environment and promote team effectiveness by providing technical guidance and coaching, communicating expectations to the team and delegating assignments.

  • Participate in quality/team committees and is responsible for QA/QC processes within the group.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • Demonstration of a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited engineering school with knowledge of power systems.

  • Registered Professional Engineering License is preferred.

  • Master's degree desirable.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in an engineering field related to power systems, substation engineering, operation and maintenance.

  • Familiarity with Primavera, Microsoft Office products, Powerplant, Cascade and SAP.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of engineering economics, civil engineering, environmental, purchasing and legal regulations.

  • Familiarity with IEEE/ANSI Standards, NESC and National Electrical Code (as applicable).

  • Prior experience working with or for engineering consults in a utility environment.

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives and town/city officials in a positive, team building manner.

  • Strong leadership skills (qualified candidates must be capable of directing, supervising, coaching, developing, mentoring and training staff).

  • Ability to gain knowledge of National Grid operational policies and procedures, decision making authority etc.

  • Valid Driver's License required

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal 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.