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INET30 Lead Engineer - Distribution Planning at AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANY

INET30 Lead Engineer - Distribution Planning

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Job Summary

Participate in the review, development and definition of the end to end planning processes. These processes include the following activities:
• Define Types of Annual Studies Needed to perform Proactive planning analyses.
• Develop a plan and roadmap that provides needed capabilities to perform proactive distribution network planning on a 5-yr cycle (N-1, capacity, reliability, resiliency, automation, NWAs etc.)
• Definition of process, scope and criteria for distribution Planning studies including voltage, thermal, N-1, power factor assessments, etc.
• Review, revise and standardize the study scope, criteria and technical approval process for interconnection planning studies (load, DER).
• Review organizational roles and responsibilities of the organization within the investment process.
• Review and improve the existing investment planning prioritization quantitative methodology
• Implementation of a reliability impact and optimization calculator for prioritization of reliability driven capital projects.
• Assess and refine methodology, to effectively and efficiently perform Hosting Capacity analysis (solar PV and EV) and develop HC Maps for external stakeholders (current process is manually and resource intensive with limited scope).  Identify new tools and data needs required to automate the Hosting Capacity Analysis and perform on a frequent basis.
• Provide technical support for the Improvement of quality and completeness of distribution system models and data needed for Planning Studies
Continually strive to innovate and integrate improvements to increase the precision and efficiency of Distribution Planning.
Strive to seek out and develop subject matter expert skills as necessary to mentor, support and lead the planning team to aid in the advancement of business needs.
Collaborate and interact with internal and global teams and industry peers.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Requirements:
BSEE required with additional consideration given to applicants with Advanced Degrees or Certifications (e.g. MSEE, PE, etc.).
7+ years of experience (Distribution Planning)

Technical Skills:
The following skills and associated competency levels are desired of those candidates seeking this position:
Desired Technical skills:
• Theoretical Engineering knowledge: Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytics, Modeling & Understanding the Business Model
- Advanced
• Practical Engineering Experience/Application: Planning, Operations and Investment process.
- Advanced
• Engineering documentation: Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation, review and approve engineering work done by others
- Advanced
• Full Investment Process: Understanding of the end to end process of investment planning
- Advanced

Functional Job Specific Competencies
1. Power System Studies - Knowledge & Interpretation of Study Assumptions and Results: (e.g. Comprehensive Area Studies, Power Flow, DER, Voltage, Contingency, phase imbalance, Power Factor correction, Short Circuit, reliability, resiliency, Capacity, distribution automation, etc.)
  - Advanced
2. Software Proficiency - Power System Analytics: (e.g. CYME, PSSE, etc.)
  - Advanced/Expert


Company Information

Please also note that AVANGRID currently has a COVID-19 vaccination Policy in place that, among other requirements, requires all employees to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Any applicant who receives a conditional offer will be required to submit acceptable documentation regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status after receiving such conditional offer and prior to commencing employment. This Policy also requires all employees to either become fully vaccinated or to undergo weekly testing beginning on February 9, 2022. All AVANGRID policies may be modified or discontinued at any time, for any reason at the Company’s full and sole discretion.


  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

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

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this [ Link removed ]

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