Principal Engineer-Standards-(ASC) 63766
Company: AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANY
Department: T & D Network Management
Job Title: Principal Engineer-Standards-(ASC) 63766
Reports to: Manager, Transmission Standards
Location: Orange, CT, US
Cross Company Responsibility: Y
Scope of Work- Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:
The engineer will have a central role in developing transmission construction and design standards for
AVANGRID's electrical overhead and underground lines. Write engineering specifications for electrical equipment.
Create material specifications for various items; such as concrete products, poles, cables, etc. Work independently
with only administrative and general direction from supervision. Develop a strong technical knowledge base to
serve as technical advisor (SME) for electric equipment such as cables, conductors, structures, switchgear, etc.
Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training and industry
associations. The engineer will lead teams/projects that solve complex transmission equipment/design problems
taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Able to work independently with guidance on only the
most complex tasks. Participates or leads company standards committees and represents AVANGRID on industry
associations. Mentor other employees. Occasional travel to other AVANGRID offices in NY, ME, CT is required.
Perform detailed, complex engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology & principles
& other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to improve
Duties: Solves unique standards engineering problems. Utilizes a broad prospective to identify innovative solutions. E.g. forensic analysis, material evaluations, material applications and construction standards.
Prepare, maintain, & understand drawings (e.g. schematics, one-line diagrams). Develop & specify equipment,
assemble documents & other requirements for assignments of complex level of difficulty using depth & breadth of
expertise in own discipline.
Duties: Serve as SME for transmission (e.g. cable, transformers, switches, poles and concrete products).
Anticipates internal/external business issues and recommend process improvements. Participate in Industry
associations. Acts as a facilitator, mentor & review engineering work of others. Anticipates & make
recommendations with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explains difficult concepts & influences others.
May make presentations to regulatory/public entities.
Duties: Lead engineering teams to complete assigned tasks and projects.
Assist in guiding and mentoring engineers in standards engineering methodology. Manages and provides direction
for resources outside of the department. Leads others to analyze and resolve complex problems in non-standard
situations & develop creative solutions. Independently apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria,
guidelines & AVANGRID polices/procedures.
Duties: Possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge and interprets processes and standards related to electrical
transmission equipment. Recommends solutions and best practices where appropriate. Represents Standards on
projects, task forces and studies.
Develop business cases & manage projects/processes/initiatives or teams in accordance with applicable
AVANGRID guidelines. Coordinate phases of engineering for assigned portions of a project/program.
Duties: Forecast, plan, schedule, monitor, control budget/estimates, construction plans and material orders. Assist
in the management of resource allocation including developing forecasts and plans to insure adequate resources
are available. Each employee must accept responsibility for their own safety and health as well as the safety and health of their fellow employees.
Job Requirements: Education, Skills & Abilities
Education: BS Degree
Experience: 10 Years minimum.
Requires a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college/university, at least 10
years of industry experience performing engineering duties in electric transmission. Specialized advanced training
is also required or graduate level engineering degree.
Possess a depth and breadth of experience in electric transmission standards engineering and knowledge of
internal/external business and regulatory issues. Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization and
industry. Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology through participation in professional
associations. Able to communicate orally or in writing to regulatory and/or public entities. Able to lead a Team or
mentor others. A Professional Engineering license from the State of Connecticut, New York
or Maine is preferred.
This opportunity will offer
AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
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employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
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Possess a depth and breadth of experience in electric transmission standards engineering and knowledge of internal/external business and regulatory issues.