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Eversource Energy Lead Engineer- Grid Modernization in Westwood, Massachusetts

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! ( Lead Engineer, Grid Modernization is responsible for overseeing the Company’s plans to modernize the design and operation of the electric distribution system. Individual will lead multi-disciplinary teams through the life cycle of projects from conception and regulatory filings, planning and implementation, and through performance measurement and verification.

Individual will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and analysts and ensuring their accountability and progressive development through performance management, mentoring, and coaching. This role will also be required to prepare reports and presentations to internal and external stakeholders for securing approvals and providing project status updates.

Essential Functions:

  • Assign, prioritize, and review the work of a team of engineers, analysts, vendors, and consultants.
  • Lead planning and implementation while serving as a subject matter expert for current and future grid modernization programs, including but not limited to Volt-Var Optimization (VVO) and Distribution Management System (DMS), including control and integration of inverter-based distribution assets; planning and forecasting tools (Synergi); and analysis and visualization of archival and real-time power system data.
  • Engage and support multi-disciplinary teams across three states in Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology (IT) to ensure effective collaboration during planning and execution.
  • Responsible for all phases of project implementation including technology review and selection; defining project budget, scope and schedule; preparing project justification for budgetary approval; project management; internal and external reporting and tracking; and continuous stakeholder engagement.
  • Investigate new and emerging technologies in the industry and assess the relevance and benefit to the Company’s grid modernization strategy and coordinate with internal teams to review and evaluate those options through the competitive procurement process.
  • Communicate the Company’s grid modernization initiatives externally as appropriate and participate in industry forums to support the Company’s position regarding best practices in grid modernization.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Thorough understanding of power system engineering concepts such as power flow, voltage regulation, power factor and technical losses, device coordination during normal and alternate system configurations.
  • Familiarity with modeling electric distribution systems to support system Operations and/or Planning and Forecasting (SCADA, DMS, OMS, power flow).
  • Experience with developing and programming coordination schemes and set points in microprocessor controls and relays for local and remote dispatch of distribution equipment.
  • Ability to efficiently import and manipulate large datasets from different data sources to quantify system performance, generate reports, and drive visualization for internal and external stakeholders

Education: Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology (MS in Engineering or MBA preferred)

Experience : Minimum of eight (8) years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.