Iberdrola USA Electrical Engineer Substation Lead (ASC 54068) Various Locations in United States


Business and Department




Scope of Work – Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, and other relationships: 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 (Scope of work - range of 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 electrical engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standardmethodology 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 detaileddesigners.

  • Solve unique and complex electrical engineering problems. Analyzes possible solutions and assesses 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: Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required.

  • Professional Engineering License Preferred


  1. General Skills:
  • 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.

  • Where appropriate, technical and operational experience in a relevant engineering role within a utility environment.

  • Where required, knowledge of;

  • Construction and maintenance standards in accordance with regulatory requirements -Engineering standards and specifications up to 345kV

  • Engineering standards and specifications up to 345kV

  1. Routine Technical Skills:
  • Physical Substation Design - Expert

  • Project Scoping and Estimating - Expert

  • Equipment Specifications - Expert

Construction and Outage Sequencing - Expert

  • Commissioning - Expert

  • AC/DC Loading Calculations - Expert

  • Codes, Standards, and Regulations - Expert

  1. Unique Technical Skills:
  • Substation Grounding- Expert/Competent1

  • Thermal Ratings- Expert/Competent1

  • Lightning Analysis- Expert/Competent1

  • Lighting Analysis- Expert/Competent1

  • Transient Analysis- Expert/Competent1

  • Insulation Coordination- Expert/Competent1

  • Substation Equipment Commissioning - Expert/Competent1

  • Note 1: 3 of the unique technical skills listed above must be at the Expert level.

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. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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Company: ASC

Department: Engineering & Delivery

Job Title: Electrical Engineer Substation

Location: Various Locations

Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

REFERENCE: 5081404901

Publication date: 08.11.2017