Associate Project Electrical Engineer

Avangrid - Portland, OR

The 2-year Global Graduate development program is designed to develop critical skills by providing participants an opportunity to experience a range of placement assignments as they establish broad experience within Engineering. These carefully structured experiences will expose participants to a view of the "big picture" and capabilities in areas important to engineering. Rotations could include experiences in one Iberdrola location in Spain, Scotland, Brazil or Mexico and 2 rotations in the U.S. (Orange, CT, Rochester/Binghamton, NY and Augusta/Portland, ME).

For each assignment, participants will be required to meet specific outcomes and execute project plans. Along with rotations, members also are given opportunities to work on Process Improvement projects that relate to their rotations.

Job Summary:

The Associate Project Electrical Engineer is responsible for various tasks related to the electrical engineering scope and supporting construction and commissioning activities for utility-scale onshore wind, solar, and energy storage projects. The Associate Project Electrical Engineer will work closely with the project team and Electrical Engineering Manager to coordinate requirements and deliverables with multiple internal and external stakeholders. In addition to having conceptual electrical engineering knowledge and effective communication skills, the successful candidate will be a proactive and curious learner and contribute to a positive and productive work environment.


  • Support the engineering activities and contribute to milestones associated with the electrical engineering scopes, which may include geotechnical engineering, collector substation and interconnect station physical arrangements, controls and protection, overhead and underground electrical lines (medium voltage to high voltage) and communications systems.
  • Support engineering implementation, including cost estimating, project scheduling, permit integration into project plans, engineering document control, and other activities necessary during project engineering and construction.
  • Effectively coordinate internal and external engineering resources, deliverables, and project documentation.
  • Attend project meetings to discuss status, action items, challenges, and risks.
  • Support the coordination of the multidisciplinary (engineering, land, permitting, development, etc.) review of detailed project drawing submittals.
  • Support the procurement process for external engineering resources and major electrical equipment (transformers, switchgear, breakers, etc).
  • Support the development of EPC contractor bid packages and evaluate bids as part of the procurement process for electrical construction services.
  • Ensure that environmental, health, and safety requirements, and cost, schedule, and performance objectives are met.
  • Assess the quality aspects of engineering, including compliance with design standards and accuracy of documentation, field analysis and reporting, and test data.
  • Support collaborative analysis, special projects, and reviews of projects, studies, and best practices.
  • Conduct engineering analysis to reach sound conclusions and recommendations relative to project performance and profitability.
  • Promote a safety awareness culture.

Experience / Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent education; preference may be giving to candidates with relevant advanced degree(s)
  • Engineer in Training certificate and field experience preferred

Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of various electrical aspects of renewable energy projects.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to function well as part of a team.
  • Experience with electrical systems modeling and proficiency in project modeling software such as PSSE, PSLF, PSCAD, ETAP and EasyPower.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Earth, OPC, Visio, AutoCAD, and SAP.

    Exemplify core behaviors to support Avangrid’s purpose & values: Develop self & others, Empower to grow, Collaborate & share, Be a role model, Focus to achieve results, Be agile

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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