Assistant Associate Engineer, Electric Transmission Planning
Company: National Grid USA
Posted on: September 8, 2020
National Grid is hiring an Assistant Associate Engineer for our
Electric Transmission Planning department in Syracuse, NY.
Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities,
and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We
connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live.
pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our
expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to
shape the sustainable future of our industry.
To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers,
reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the
flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on
our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both
ourselves and our business.Job Purpose
Perform Transmission Planning functions within the Transmission
Planning group responsible for New York. Establish transmission
development/expansion plans for the optimized, safe and effective
management of our transmission assets with respect to thermal
(powerflow), stability, voltage, and short circuit requirements
over their whole lifecycle in New York.Key Accountabilities
Assist and Conduct analytical studies for transmission system
expansion, interconnection of new generation, and load to the
transmission system. These analytical studies should consider power
system thermal, voltage, and reactive behavior, harmonic, and short
circuit performance as they relate to system reliability,
economics, and operating flexibility.
--- Assist and Perform thermal capability analysis (ratings) for
transmission lines, power transformers, circuit breakers, switches,
and surge arresters.
--- Perform all computer modeling necessary to conduct power flow
for Transmission Planning as well as other National Grid
engineering functions; utilize a team approach to ensure consistent
and thorough analysis in all Transmission Planning studies.
--- Incorporate asset management analyses into planning studies to
develop comprehensive area solutions.
--- Document study findings in reports and prepare and defend
recommendations in presentations to executives responsible for
--- Assist in and Provide support for need cases to siting and
licensing team during various hearings.
--- Implement policies and procedures relative to Transmission
--- Participate in the NYISO Interconnection process including
completion of pre-application reviews, review of study scopes, base
cases, and short circuit cases, Feasibility Reports, System Impact
studies and Facility Studies individually and as a member of a
--- Work in a project team environment interacting with individuals
with various technical specialties and industry experience.
--- Resolve technical issues that may arise in different phases of
--- Assist the Control Center(s) regarding outage sequences, safe
and reliable shutdown of Company transmission facilities as
needed.Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
- Demonstration of a high level of personal initiative and
ability to interact with a diverse group of personnel.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited
engineering school required. Ability to achieve a Master's Degree
in Electrical Power Systems preferred.
--- Ability to achieve Professional Engineering registration
--- Valid drivers license required.
--- Experience with power flow, and short circuit analysis.
--- Proficiency in personal computer office-based software
applications such as MSOffice (Word, Excel, and Access) is highly
--- Work ethic that includes internal and external customer focus,
flexibility, teamwork and continuous improvement.
--- Ability to prioritize work and participate as a team member on
multiple projects at one time, to work in a fast paced and
competitive environment envisioned with FERC Order 1000.
--- Ability to understand commercial aspects of transmission
--- Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to
interact with company personnel, external engineering firms,
regulatory representatives, town/city officials, and ISO/NPCC/NERC
representatives in a positive, team building manner.
--- Knowledge of power systems preferred including protection
system operation and reliability philosophy, utility system
practices, three-phase power system theory/operation both static
and dynamic, short circuit theory/application, motor generation
theory/application, reactive compensation theory, substation
configuration/construction/maintenance techniques, transmission
line configurations/design/maintenance techniques, outage planning,
and congestion philosophy and analysisMore Information
This position has a career path which provides for advancement
opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in
the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring
and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed
and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role
and their individual experience.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad
diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster
a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver
superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is
proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected
veterans to join the National Grid team.
Keywords: National Grid USA, Syracuse , Assistant Associate Engineer, Electric Transmission Planning, Engineering , Syracuse, New York
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