Senior Electrical Engineer- Protection and Control

Avangrid - Orange, CT

    Avangrid is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer- Protection and Control to join their team in their Orange, CT location.

    The Substation Projects Senior Engineer P&C will be responsible for Substation Protection and Control designs for major capital projects.

    The Senior Engineer in Projects organization is an engineer position with responsibilities over the portfolio of projects assigned to the Unit where the Engineer will be assigned to, ensuring each project is engineered in compliance with regulations, company standards, and consistently across the board.

    Position reports to the Unit Manager, but the position will work day-to-day in cross functional project team and support project needs as dictated by the Project Manager and Unit Manager.

    Experience with control and protection schematics and single one line diagrams and Knowledge of national and international standards, regulations, and compliance requirements associated with power system protection.


    • Project detailed engineering, designs and calculations using standard methodology & principles including all phases such as: scoping and budgeting, conceptual engineering, engineering design, construction and closeout.
    • Maintain, & understand drawings (e.g. schematics, one-line diagrams, etc,...).
    • Develop & specify equipment, assemble documents & other requirements for assignments of projects using depth & breadth of expertise in own discipline.
    • Ensure all engineering designs implemented by the company meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards.
    • Ability to collaborate across departments.
    • Work independently although supervision might be required.

    Skills and Requirements

    Technical Skills/Competencies:

    • Theoretical Engineering knowledge - Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytic, modeling & Calculation, understanding the business model; Global View of the Business (Values cross-functional collaboration, understands importance of growing knowledge and developing relationships and links across the organization)
    • Practical engineering experience/application - Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g. field experience, standardization "Perform economic analyses of engineering alternatives, develop business cases and defend in front of stakeholders.")
    • Engineering documentation – Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation
    • Ability to review and approve engineering work done by others to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements
    • Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment– Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and requirements
    • Project Scoping and Estimating
    • Project design: schematics, wiring, panel layout, relay logic diagram
    • System Protection requirements
    • AC/DC Loading Calculations
    • CT performance
    • Short circuit analysis
    • Construction and Outage Sequencing
    • Commissioning
    • Codes, Standards, and Regulations
    • Lightning Analysis
    • Lighting Analysis
    • Transient Analysis
    • Relay Settings / Coordination
    • Insulation Coordination
    • Substation Equipment Commissioning

    Functional/job/business specific Competencies

    • Knowledge in Substations Protection and Control design is a must.
    • Knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms.
    • Knowledge company, local, state, and national codes and standards.
    • Knowledge of Construction for utility environments or large corporations.

    Education & Experience Required

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required
    • 5-8 years minimum relevant experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Professional Engineering License Preferred

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Develop self & others
    • Empower to grow
    • Collaborate and share
    • Be a role model
    • Focus to achieve results
    • Be agile 

    This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Avangrid. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

    Posted On: Monday, November 15, 2021

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