Civil Engineer Specialist/ Lead Engineer- Utilities

Recruiter
Avangrid
Location
Derby
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 17, 2017
Closes
Oct 15, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Avangrid Networks operates regulated public utilities delivering natural gas and electricity to 3.1 million customers in New York and New England. The eight Networks utilities are Berkshire Gas, Central Maine Power, Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), Maine Natural Gas, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), and United Illuminating (UI). Avangrid Networks invests continually to ensure the efficiency, reliability and security of it delivery networks and meet the needs and expectations of its customers.

The Civil Engineer Specialist/ Civil Engineer Lead- Transmission Line/Substation position will be located in Northeast Binghamton, NY, Orange, CT, Rochester, NY or Augusta ME facilities.

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for Substation designs for major capital projects in both Maine (Central Maine Power and Maine Electric Power Company) and New York (NYSEG and RG&E), this includes input into standards and training needs
  • The electric delivery system in Maine contains approximately 2,600 miles of transmission lines & 317 substations. The electric delivery system in New York contains approximately 5,600 miles of transmission lines & 621 substations. The electric delivery system in Connecticut contains approximately 130 miles of transmission lines and 28 bulk electric supply substations
  • Position reports to the Substation Projects Coordinator, but the position will work day-to-day in cross-functional project team and support project needs as dictated by the project manager

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Capital project engineering performance including all phases such as: scoping and budgeting, conceptual engineering, contract management and design, engineering design, construction and closeout
  • Perform standard and complex civil engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology and principles and other viable approaches. Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to improve processes/services
  • Responsible for leading and creating new conceptual designs and overseeing the work of external detailed designers
  • Solve unique and complex civil engineering problems
  • Analyzes possible solutions and asses each using standard procedures related to lines and power engineering
  • Ensure all engineering designs implemented by the company meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards
  • Support technical requests from current and proposed customers

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills to decipher unique technical and analytical problems,
  • Proven ability to lead and manage projects,
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to articulate highly technical concepts,
  • Strong management and leadership skills, ability to drive change and adoption of new technologies
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment including relevant output and incentive mechanisms
  • General contract, commercial and regulatory awareness with the ability to balance effective and efficient customer service and project delivery, ensuring maximum return on investment
  • Track record of effective stakeholder and customer service engagement and management
  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively at all levels
  • Ability to manage competing priorities using sound engineering and financial judgment to determine optimal solutions
  • Awareness and understanding of key business drivers
  • Ability to devise solutions to both to common and complex problems/challenges

Experience/Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering required
  • Min 5 years minimum relevant experience for lead position and 10 years for Specialist position
  • Professional Engineering License Preferred
  • PLS CADD experience
  • Substation Foundation Design
  • Transmission Line Design
  • Transmission Line layout
  • Physical foundation Design
  • Project Scoping and Estimating - Expert
  • Equipment Specifications - Expert
  • Construction and Outage Sequencing - Expert
  • Industry Codes, Standards, and Regulations - Expert
  • Technical Writing and Communication