Supervisor - SCADA

Avangrid - Rochester, NY

Avangrid is looking for a Substation Automation & Tech Support Supervisor to join their team in Rochester, NY.

Responsible for the planning, project completion and oversight of projects within area of responsibility of substation automation and technology including the distribution network. Directs and controls the safe construction, maintenance, and operation of transmission and distribution substations regarding substation automation and technology including the distribution network. Ensures that work is completed in accordance with internal and industry standards following approved policies, procedures, safety rules, budgets and in a manner that promotes customer satisfaction. 



  • Plans, schedules, assigns, and directs work of personnel and administers local department budgets regarding substation automation and technology including the distribution network. Plans and coordinates with related departments and oversees all substation related construction, modification and maintenance projects.(20%,P) 
  • Prepares and implements reliability focused Preventative Maintenance program for responsible departments in support of corporate reliability goals and Public Service Commission targets. Responsible for customer satisfaction which may including substation reliability, system power quality and/or all reliability targets. Coordinate maintenance and construction projects within areas of responsibility and other departments.(20%,P) 
  • Provides technical support to all departments regarding substation automation and technology including the distribution network.(20%,P) 
  • Coordinates safety training and inspections, including documentation, and accident investigations. Trains personnel in theoretical and practical application of substation automation and technology, including the distribution network, protection devices, control systems, switching and tagging, and other safety practices. Evaluates and documents employees# performance and progression and conducts or oversees the annual performance appraisal process. Responsibilities include labor relations contract administration and communications.(20%,P) 
  • Directs crews and provides solutions to emergency situations on an as-needed 24-hour basis, including storm restoration and support. Takes after-hours calls, including standing weekly duty on a rotating schedule where required.(10%,S) 
  • Supervises contract personnel engaged in construction testing and operations of a substation and division facilities and maintains the documentation of equipment configuration and operating instructions for future reference. Acts as division switching coordinator and power quality responder.(5%,S) 
  • May assist with work in the field such as print-interpretation, troubleshooting, problem investigation, equipment testing, set-up and on-the-job training of apprentices.(5%,S) 




  • Strong customer service focus 
  • Good verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Self-directed work skills with strong emphasis on multitasking. 
  • Strong supervisory and project management Computer skills applicable to (but not limited to) WMS, CMS, TMS, SAP, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. 
  • Demonstrated supervisory and resource management skills 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Results and proactive orientation. 
  • Must be available outside of regularly scheduled hours to work storms, emergencies, and/or to complete critical assignments 


  • 2-5 years of related experience 
  • Knowledge of electrical or mechanical technology, control circuits, system protection devices, electronics, physics, digital electronics, electric power systems, meters, instruments, accounting, meter principles, drafting, blueprint reading and/or switching & tagging. 


Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associates degree in Electrical or Mechanical Technology with related experience is preferred. Field experience may be substituted for educational requirements. 



About the Company

AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit

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: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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