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Assistant Associate Engineer, Electric Transmission Planning

Company: National Grid USA
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Job Description:

About us

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. The

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 funding decisions.

--- Assist in and Provide support for need cases to siting and licensing team during various hearings.

--- Implement policies and procedures relative to Transmission Planning.

--- 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 team.

--- 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 a project.

--- 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 preferred.

    --- 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 desirable.

    --- 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 projects.

    --- 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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