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Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design

Location: Northborough
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Opportunity

National Grid is hiring a Senior Engineer for our Electric Control Center in Northborough, MA.

This position is a hybrid role. Our team works from the office minimum two days a week. Occasionally, we may travel to our control room locations in our Upstate New York service territory.

The Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) is a software platform that serves as the digital twin to our as-operated distribution system. The ADMS integrates the Outage Management System (OMS), Distribution Management System (DMS), and Distribution SCADA to monitor, operate and automate the distribution system through real-time, data-driven analysis. As a project team, we continuously build, maintain, and improve the ADMS, adding new functionality and identifying new use cases. These capabilities will future-proof our control rooms and coordinate technical, real-time data across many programs, people, and grid modernization platforms. Our objective is to advance to the grid automation stage in the next two years.

About Us

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
Senior Engineer provides power systems engineering and operations expertise to control centers. With Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) expanding rapidly in our service territories, our engineers perform operational studies where grid edge technologies complicate conventional ways of working. We support the fidelity and centralization of our asset data, network topology, and equipment telemetry; deliver new features; and set standards for future grid automation to integrate and scale grid modernization initiatives including Volt-Var Optimization (VVO), Fault Location Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), and Active Resource Integration (ARI).

Key Accountabilities
Develop, deploy, and maintain design specifications, standards, models, systems, and procedures to implement new technologies, enhance safety, and improve efficiency, operability, and situational awareness

Identify and analyze operational DER impacts to the distribution grid, including solar, storage, wind, electric vehicles, aggregated load/generation

Understand SCADA standards, protocols, and telemetry systems to map data and collaborate with experts to implement advanced monitoring and control solutions

Support, mentor the control room in the troubleshooting and resolution of hardware and software engineering issues and efficient modeling of the distribution system

Lead engineering tasks and projects to deliver new features and capabilities such as modeling EV chargers, integrating new data streams, and performing system and subsystem testing

Attend industry conferences, build networks, and track industry trends to learn, collaborate, and tell our story internally and externally

Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited institution in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering. Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum 6 years of experience in the electric power systems industry or direct experience with electric operations

Knowledge of power systems engineering concepts including electric system design and operation, load flow analysis, and DER impact to the system is required

Familiarity with SCADA and field telemetry systems is required

Understanding of data automation and familiarity with relational database systems is preferred

Professional Engineering (PE) License in the United States is desire

More Information


$107k - $151k a year

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. 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 , Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design, Engineering , Northborough, Massachusetts

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