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Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design

Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Distribution Senior Engineer for our Distribution Planning & Asset Management (DPAM) department in Buffalo, NY. This role will be specific to Underground electric engineering.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.In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.Job PurposeThe Distribution Engineer in Distribution Planning & Asset Management will develop recommendations for required modifications and additions to sub-transmission and distribution facilities to enhance the resiliency of the system to adverse weather events and to modernize the grid in a fashion to meet forecasted capacity requirements and expanding customer service quality expectations in an economic manner that optimizes the use of existing systems and minimizes environmental concerns.Key Accountabilities

  • This position supports a host of activities that address customer technical requirements; assists 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 DPAM in completing its responsibilities.
  • Responsibilities include customer and distributed generation studies and interconnection compliance verification engineering activities particular to the downtown underground Network system.
  • Provides support to other areas of National Grid such as Electric Operations, Regional Control Center, Substation Engineering, Distribution Design, Smart Grid & New Energy Solutions.
  • Coordinating with Underground Cable and Civil Construction Operations will be critical to this role's safe engineering practices. While meeting the requirements and demands of customer requests, this role needs to ensure the safety and reliability for all customers specific to the underground Network, as well as distribution and sub-transmission underground facilities in the Western division.
  • Represent the company on industry and regulatory working groups as appropriate. Assure the focus and attainment of business goals and objectives
    Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Able to lead and supervise a project team or virtual teams to achieve business objectives.Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school.
      • Minimum of 6 years of related experience.
      • Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation.
      • Knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.
      • Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices preferred.
      • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
      • Experience working in a Project Management team environment.
      • Possesses positive expectations for team members and expresses regard for them.
      • Is receptive to change and is willing to change ideas or opinions based on new information or contrary evidence.
      • This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as developing and evolving in this position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
      • Valid driver's license required.More InformationThis 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. 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.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Niagara Falls , Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design, Professions , Niagara Falls, New York

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