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Enging Mgr Elec Plan & Design

Location: Westminster
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring an Engineering Manager, Protection Policy & Support and IEC 61850 for our Protection, Control, Metering, & Telecomm Engineering organization. This role is based in Northborough, 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 PurposeThe Engineering Manager will lead and support a team of highly technical engineers in the Protection Policy & Support and IEC 61850 New England department. The Protection Policy & Support function contributes to the development of technical policies, guidelines, and standards related to protection and control systems. This includes, but is not limited to, disturbance analysis and field support, Substation Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and remote fault record retrieval, and providing support for NERC/NPCC audits and investigation of all transmission and substation disturbances on the National Grid New England System. This role will also lead and direct the IEC 61850 engineering function to support the Company's vision of a digital substation leveraging current IEC 61850 standards. This includes, but are not limited to, developing and maintaining applicable standards and associated documentation, evaluating commercially available equipment and technologies, developing training material for engineering and operations organizations, managing the simulator lab, coordinating with key stakeholders across the Company, collaborating with industry and vendor contractors, and supporting capital work on IEC 61850 projects in New England.Key Accountabilities

  • Make authoritative technical engineering recommendations in order to support team members and provide innovative solutions which have a positive impact on business performance in the short and longer term
  • Work with management stakeholders to identify and implement business process improvement and best practices in a consistent manner; and remain abreast of changing environments
  • Communicate progress and status of projects to key stakeholders with regular cadence.
  • Ensure team deliverables are timely, feasible, fit for purpose and of superior quality
  • Promote philosophy of safe working to team employees
  • Recruit, motivate and develop a technical team in order to inspire innovation, commitment and engagement and improve long term performance
  • Lead, motivate and develop the team, allocate resources and provide necessary training and coaching to develop a performance-based culture and ensure results are delivered in line with expectations and business objectives
  • Provide team leadership to ensure that organizational goals are communicated to the team and that group direction is consistent with corporate strategy, direction and growth objectives
  • Support team members to ensure their effective development to meet their personal aspirations and future business needs
  • Work in a Matrix environment and promote team effectiveness by providing technical guidance and coaching, communicating expectations to the team
  • Represent the Company on industry organizations and groups, regulatory interactions, vendor, and customer facing engagements
  • Monitor advances in protection and control and develop strategies for the future
  • Review and evaluate technical specifications of protection systems and recommend technical design and process improvements
  • Responsible for the development of standards for the protection and control systems for transmission and distribution substations and switchyards
  • Responsible for the development of protection strategiesSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Demonstration of a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel.
    • Strong leadership skills.Qualifications
      • Bachelor's in Engineering or Engineering Management from an ABET accredited engineering school required, Master's preferred
      • Registered Professional Engineering License preferred with 6+ years of professional development in the protection engineering field
      • 8+ years of in-depth experience within the Gas & Electric energy delivery or utility sector required
      • Experience in protection and control, IEC 61850, network engineering, and/or power systems engineering field(s) preferred
      • Experience creating new ways to plan and operate the electric supply and distribution systems using advanced analytics, emerging technologies, and industry trends.
      • Ability to manage small and large projects, working with external group resources, scheduling, and delivering results.
      • Ability to prioritize work and be a team member on multiple projects at one time
      • Valid driver's license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid's Safe Driver policy
      • Detailed and specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of protective relay systems
      • Knowledge of federal and state regulations affecting protection
      • Knowledge of National Grid operational policies and procedures, decision making authority etc.
      • Familiarity with Primavera, Microsoft Office products, Powerplant, Cascade and SAP and MicroStation
      • Proven capabilities managing effective complex projects and teams
      • Familiarity with IEC 61850 & associated standards, IEEE/ANSI Standards, NESCand National Electrical Code (as applicable)
      • Valid Driver's License to facilitate travel, as necessary, across USservice territory
      • Able to travel across all US geographical regions as requiredMore 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 , Enging Mgr Elec Plan & Design, Other , Westminster, Massachusetts

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