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Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design

Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

As part of National Grid's continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.About usNational Grid is hiring a Senior Engineer in upstate -NY (Albany NY, Buffalo)Every day we deliver safe and clean 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 PurposePerform Transmission Planning functions within the Transmission Planning group responsible for -New York. Establish transmission development/expansion plans for the optimized, safe and effective management of our transmission assets with respect to thermal (powerflow), stability, voltage, and short circuit requirements over their whole lifecycle in -New York. - Support Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act efforts directly and indirectly.Key AccountabilitiesConduct analytical studies for transmission system expansion, interconnection of new generation, and load to the transmission system. These analytical studies should consider power system thermal, voltage, and reactive behavior, and short circuit performance as they relate to system reliability, production costs, economics, and operating flexibilityPerform thermal capability analysis (ratings) for transmission lines, power transformers, circuit breakers, switches, and surge arrestersPerform all computer modeling necessary to conduct power flow and stability studies for Transmission Planning as well as other engineering functions; utilize a team approach to ensure consistent and thorough analysis in all Transmission Planning studiesFamiliar with PROBE and experienced in Production Cost Modeling is a plusDocument study findings in reports and prepare and defend recommendations in presentations to executives responsible for funding decisionsProvide support for need cases to siting and licensing team during various hearingsImplement policies and procedures relative to Transmission PlanningParticipate in NYISO Interconnection process including completion of pre-application reviews, review of study scopes, base cases, and short circuit cases, Feasibility Reports, System Impact studies and Facility StudiesFulfill a lead role during study phase of projects to ensure that projects are fully scopedWork in a project team environment interacting with individuals with various technical specialties and industry experienceSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, external engineering firms, regulatory representatives, town/city officials, and ISO/NPCC/NERC representatives in a positive, team building manner.
  • Work ethic that includes internal and external customer focus, flexibility, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to prioritize work and participate as a team member on multiple projects at one time, to work in a fast paced and competitive environment envisioned with FERC Order 1000.
    • Able to lead and supervise a project team or virtual teams to achieve business objectives. -QualificationsBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school requiredAbility to achieve a Master's Degree in Electrical Power Systems preferred4+ years of related experienceAbility to achieve Professional Engineering registration preferredValid driver's license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid's Safe Driver policyExperience with state-of-the-art techniques in power flow, and short circuit analysis -PSS/E, MUST, -PROBE, ASPEN -and/or PowerGem TARA experience preferredProficiency in personal computer office-based software applications such as MSOffice (Word, Excel, and Access) is highly desirableAbility to work in a fast paced and competitive environment envisioned with FERC Order 1000Ability to understand commercial aspects of transmission projectsFamiliarity with transmission planning standards and criteria of NERC, NPCCExperience within an RTO (such as ISO-NE, NYISO, PJM, CAISO etc.) planning processes preferredKnowledge of power systems preferred including protection system operation and reliability philosophy, utility system practices, three-phase power system theory/operation both static and dynamic, short circuit theory/application, motor generation theory/application, reactive compensation theory, substation configuration/construction/maintenance techniques, transmission line configurations/design/maintenance techniques, outage planning, and congestion philosophy and analysisMore 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. -Salary$96,000 - $113,000 a yearThis 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. -

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

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