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Lead Engineer - Distribution Asset Management, Distribution & Sub-Transmission Assets

Location: Clinton
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Lead Engineer - Distribution Asset Management, Distribution & Sub-Transmission Assets. This role is based in Waltham, MA.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.In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.Job PurposeAs Lead Engineer - Distribution Asset Management, Distribution & Sub-Transmission Assets, you will develop recommendations for required modifications and additions to sub-transmission and distribution facilities to enhance the resiliency of the system to adverse weather events and to modernize the grid in a fashion to meet forecasted capacity requirements and expanding customer service quality expectations in an economic manner that optimizes the use of existing systems and minimizes environmental concerns. The position is integral to the development of the five year work plan and fifteen-year Strategic Asset Management Plan.Key Accountabilities

  • Assess performance of sub-Transmission and Distribution system performance regarding capacity and reliability. Develop modernization plans
  • Develop long term plans for infrastructure development
  • Develop project plans that address identified T&D system needs
  • Participate in design reviews and act as project team lead
  • Present recommendations for executive approval of technical merit and financial impact.
  • Form teams of internal and external stakeholders for development of project plans
  • Conduct site inspections to evaluate asset strategies
  • Ensure asset data is captured in appropriate asset registers
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs
  • Recommend equipment and technologies for the electric transmission and distribution system
  • Develop Investment Grade estimates and ensure projects are included in appropriate five and fifteen year plans
  • Conduct specific projects within area of capability and perform engineering studies, analysis and investigations, under supervision, in order to recommend corrective action in problem areas, or to prevent problems
  • Lead the implementation of engineering design for a specific area through the management of an engineering team and in consultation with other groups within the area in order to ensure design is fit for purpose and benefits National Grid operationsSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Able to motivate, counsel, coach, and develop direct reports and others.
    • Experience establishing clearly defined goals and standards of employee performance.Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology from an ABET accredited engineering school. Professional experience will determine appropriate engineering position.
      • Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation.
      • Knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.
      • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
      • Minimum 8 years of experienceMore InformationThis 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 CO USA (NE POWER), Worcester , Lead Engineer - Distribution Asset Management, Distribution & Sub-Transmission Assets, Engineering , Clinton, Massachusetts

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