National Grid Senior Engineer, Electrical Planning (Part-Time) in Waltham, Massachusetts
National Grid is hiring a Part time Senior Engineer, Electric Transmission Planning in our Waltham, MA office.
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.
Perform Transmission Planning functions within the Transmission Planning group responsible for New England. This position is responsible for ensuring National Grid remains continuously compliant with NERC, NPCC and ISO-NE Facility Ratings requirements, as well as other transmission planning modeling practices.
Maintain proper data coordination with internal stakeholders to assure Facility Ratings are accurate and timely submitted.
Evaluate and Develop improvements to the tools used to determine Facility Ratings and impedances.
Improve processes by developing/implementing controls to assure compliance with FAC-008 requirements.
Evaluate future implementation of practices from the NATF Facility Ratings Practice Guide.
Work in a project team environment interacting with individuals with various technical specialties and industry experience.
Implement policies and procedures relative to Transmission Planning
Perform thermal capability analysis (ratings) for transmission lines, power transformers, circuit breakers, switches, and surge arresters.
Mentor and train other engineers with best practices on determining Facility Ratings and impedances
Evaluate and Develop improvements to the tools used to determine Facility Ratings and impedances.Improve processes by developing/implementing controls to assure compliance with FAC-008 requirements.Evaluate future implementation of practices from the NATF Facility Ratings Practice Guide.Work in a project team environment interacting with individuals with various technical specialties and industry experience.Implement policies and procedures relative to Transmission PlanningPerform thermal capability analysis (ratings) for transmission lines, power transformers, circuit breakers, switches, and surge arresters.Mentor and train other engineers with best practices on determining Facility Ratings and impedances
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
- Able to lead and supervise a project team or virtual teams to achieve business objectives.
• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school required. Master's Degree in Electrical Power Systems preferred.
• Minimum of 3 years of related experience in transmission planning functions.
• Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate results of analyses is required.
• Demonstration of excellent communication skills both oral and written.
• Professional Engineering registration preferred.
• Valid driver's license required
• Experience or thorough knowledge in power flow, short circuit analyses. PSS/E and ASPEN experience preferred.
• 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.
• Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative an ability to interact with company personnel, external engineering firms, regulatory representatives, and ISO/NPCC/NERC representatives in a positive, team building manner.
• Knowledge of engineering economics, project management, team leadership, and utility business practices.
• Familiarity with ANSI standards, NESC, and IEEE standards.
• Familiarity with transmission planning standards and criteria of NERC, NPCC and/or other regions such as PJM desired.
• Experience within a RTO (such as ISO-NE, NYISO, PJM, CAISO etc.) planning processes preferred.
• Knowledge of power systems strongly 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,
reactive compensation theory
substation configuration/construction/maintenance techniques
transmission line configurations/design/maintenance techniques
outage planning, and congestion philosophy and analysis.
This position has a career path which provides for promotional 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