Full-timeEstimated: $92,000 - $130,000 a year
- Driver's License
- Professional Engineer
- Root Cause Analysis
- Bachelor's Degree
Full Job Description
The Senior Power Systems Engineer will provide technical expertise for Avangrid Renewables’ Balance of Plant (BOP) facilities. The position focuses on Protection and Controls systems, RTUs, and NERC compliance. Travel and on-call support are required.
Protection, Controls, Automation, and other BOP support
- Design and program protective relays and controls, RTUs, substation logic processors, and associated systems.
- Analyze Protection System operations and assist in timely return to service.
- Perform Root Cause Analysis and corrective action for Protection Systems operations and BOP equipment failure.
- Develop technical specifications and scopes of work for maintenance, testing, repairs, and upgrades to BOP facilities.
- Assist in development and upkeep of design standards, procedures, documentation, and Aspen Database library.
- Provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders for a wide variety of projects involving BOP facilities.
- Perform rotational on-call 24/7 support (approximately 8-12 weeks per year)
- Assist in the development and upkeep of NERC PRC compliance.
- Streamline processes, documentation, and evidence to improve scalability, program management, and automation.
- Must be willing to work in high and medium voltage substation and collector system facilities.
- On-site work may involve inclement weather, electrical hazards, climbing turbines and ladders, and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to work flexible hours and travel for at least one continuous week.
- Able to operate a company vehicle and travel by air. A current driver’s license is required.
- Provide clear direction for numerous contractors performing on-site implementation work.
Skills and Requirements
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science or equivalent.
- Working knowledge of Industry and Regulatory Standards (IEEE, NEC, NESC, NETA, OSHA, etc.)
- Working knowledge of NERC PRC Standards
- Solid and demonstrated understanding of elementary diagrams, SEL/GE relay settings, and protective coordination.
- 5 years of experience designing Power Systems including protection and controls, RTUs and integration, substations, and/or OH/UG facilities.
- Professional Engineer (PE) license.
- Protective relay commissioning and testing experience.
- Working knowledge of IEC 61131-3 programming, or the fundamentals of procedural and structural programming.
- Solid and demonstrated knowledge of industrial communication protocols (DNP3, Modbus, SEL, Mirrored Bits, etc.), and serial/Ethernet network topology (OSI layers 1-4).
- Expert knowledge of EasyPower, Aspen Relay Database, SEL AcSELerator, Mathcad Prime, and AutoCAD.
- Demonstrated, hands-on relay/RTU testing and/or wiring experience.
- Experience in the wind generation field.
Additional Success Factors
- Consistent ability to efficiently self-manage multiple, concurrent projects and priorities.
- Ability to work well in an independent roll.
- Demonstrated ability to follow a project through completion in a timely, on-budget manner.
- Effectively receive and provides oral and written technical information.
- Ability to participate and foster working relationships in a productive team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to take actions beyond the explicit job responsibilities to assist in large, complex projects.
- Effectively provide training and mentoring for junior-level engineering personnel.
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Collaborate and Share
Be a role model
Focus to achieve results
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables