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National Grid Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design in Worcester, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring an Engineer for our Electrical Planning and Design Department in Worcester, MA.

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.

Job Purpose

This position supports a host of activities that address customer technical requirements; assists the regional customer operations in the technical operation of the distribution system; leads activities in tracking regional distribution reliability performance and promoting actions to improve it; and supports Electric Distribution Asset Management in completing its responsibilities in a hybrid working environment.

Key Accountabilities

· Evaluate co-generation interconnection requests for impact on the distribution system and develop plans for suitable connection.

· Assist in the investigation of complex customer voltage complaints.

· Resolve customer issues and operating problems, i.e., fault duty calculations, stray voltage, power quality, motor start, etc.

· Provide technical assistance for new service connections.

· Review all new customer loads equal to or greater than 200kVA and determine the feeder to which the load is to be connected; consult with Capacity Planning as required; advise Design on construction options that would affect reliability to the customer or the circuit.

· Complete engineering reliability reviews on Poor & Problem circuits annually.

· Sponsor non-complex discretionary projects

· Develop estimates in support of a CIAC (contribution in aid to construction) when appropriate to meet customer requests.

· Assist in the investigation of electric contact cases and Incident Analysis of incorrect operating events.

· Provide assistance to Operations for emergencies and storms.

· Support scope development of projects for Distribution Asset Management

· Assist as needed in developing line and cable ratings.

· Assist in auditing the implementation and performance of various strategies. Respond to customer reliability complaints; meet them at their request.

· Ability to review daily interruption report to QC IDS input or identify follow-up action.

· Field investigate unknown caused feeder interruptions.

· Support company approved Strategies.

· Ability to travel overnight outside the normal work area for special events or emergencies.

· Ability to work overtime including nights/weekend/holidays for special events or emergencies.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to lead interdisciplinary technical teams to evaluate solution options and develop project scopes, cost estimates and project schedules.


· A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited engineering program. EIT and Professional Engineers license desirable.

· Job classifications are dependent upon the level of job-related experience. 2+ years experience preferred, entry level will be considered.

· Broad-based knowledge of distribution equipment and industry practices

· Can perform circuit protection coordination reviews

· Trouble-shooting skills

· Ability to organize large amounts of data and analyze the contents

· Knowledge of the contents of the asset register

· Skilled at using computer software to mine data and analyze the information.

· Must possess a valid driver's license

Note: This is a hybrid role. Currently, there is no set schedule for in office visits, however, incumbent should be available for in-person meetings when needed.

More Information

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$101k - $119k a year

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