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Eversource Energy Senior Engineer, System Planning in Westwood, Massachusetts

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHmr45H8xZE)Performs as project leader and/or carries out assignments requiring mastery of subject matter, with extensive experience associated planning distribution substation and associated distribution line facilities in an electric power system. Exhibits strong technical skills on the design and modeling of the electric power system. Exhibits advance knowledge of utility electric power system data and model maintenance. Represents the company regarding matters in distribution planning at the state public utility commissions and various state and regional entities.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies Distribution System problems involving multiple feeders and substations, leads and conducts scenario-based planning studies, evaluates alternatives and recommends appropriate solutions to ensure a reliable distribution system.
  • Develop medium (2-5 year) and long (5+ year) range distribution plans involving load relief, capacity, asset related issues, and large DER integration.
  • Collaborate with multiple cross-functional groups in developing a long-range planning criterion for integrating and enabling two-way communication of new technologies, including photovoltaic solar (PV), electric vehicles (EV), and battery storage.
  • Prepare contingency studies for distribution networks including N-1 and N-2 analysis.
  • Propose new distribution substation and associated OH and UG feeders.
  • Perform area wide voltage and power factor studies, recommending findings to distribution engineering and operations
  • Work with the DER planning team on area-wide distribution impact of DER and prepare distribution planning studies with varying penetration levels of DERs.
  • Leads or conducts forecast studies to determine loads used in distribution planning studies.
  • Partners with other departments (Distribution Engineering, Asset Management, Standards,Transmission/Substation engineering, etc.) to prepare economic analysis for complex projects; recommends the allocation of costs for facilities used jointly with other utilities.
  • Recommends project priorities for the capital construction program financial review.
  • Conducts and/or manages the studies required to support the need for facilities, the evaluation of alternatives and the preferred solution contained in chapters, reports and testimony for distribution applications for proceedings before regulatory agencies.
  • Prepares distribution related documentation and/or testimony to support regulatory filings.
  • Effective communication, support and implementation with distribution customers pertaining to proposed facilities.
  • Provides leadership in coordinating multiple cross-functional groups, and positive guidance for engineers.
  • Presents recommendations and/or results to all levels of management as appropriate.
  • Represents the department and the company on various committees.
  • Recommends the development and/or changes as appropriate of criteria and standards for distribution planning.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Working knowledge of electric simulation software models and power distribution systems analysis, including load-flow, transient, and 8760-hours simulation
  • Knowledge of new technologies including but not limited to photovoltaic solar, electric vehicles, and battery storage
  • Knowledge of the techniques for planning the expansion of distribution lines and distribution substation facilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical theory as applied to planning an electric power supply system.
  • Advanced knowledge of distribution line design and operating practices.
  • Knowledge of National, State and other planning standards.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including formal presentation.
  • Excellent team skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, ability to develop strategic partnerships.
  • Ability to achieve desired results by setting high standards for self and others, and accepts responsibility for outcomes.
  • Recognized by others in New England as a technical expert.

Education:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering required, Electric Power Systems preferred. Masters’ degree in Engineering preferred.

Experience :

  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience in planning, design, and operations related to distribution line and distribution substation facilities, with a thorough knowledge of power system planning.

License & Certifications :

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Massachusetts or New Hampshireis desirable.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

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.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

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.

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