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Electrical Engineer(Assoc/Senior) -New Energy Solutions

National Grid

Waltham, MA
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Description: Description National Grid’s Connect 21 strategy is to build and operate better energy networks for the 21st century digital economy. Understanding that a robust electric and gas distribution and transmission system is necessary to deliver clean and economical energy to our customers, National Grid is implementing technologies on our networks that will allow us to meet our future energy challenges.
Our strategy is to encourage greater discipline around innovation, deploying new grid facing technologies, and integrating physical with digital networks that will better enable us to meet the challenges ahead to ensure the grid remains affordable for customers, and dynamic to accommodate changing power flows and renewable and distributed energy.
National Grid’s New Energy Solutions (NES) has been recently established to develop and launch agile, transformative, and innovative energy solutions; moving towards the goal of a customer-centric, 21st century utility. Our team culture is self-directed and empowered, and provides NES team members the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, with start-to-finish project ownership, and participation in transformational industry change. We are proud of how we develop these solutions; embracing and integrating new energy and customer enabling technologies. NES unlocks value for National Grid’s customers and communities and accelerates progress towards a sustainable future.
Electrical Engineer: New Energy Solutions Seeking engineers with experience in power transmission and distribution technologies, as well as experience managing both large and small projects. Desired candidates will be self-starters, but will also be asked to collaborate, mentor, and learn from the large group.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Evaluate emerging technologies, innovative industry practices and trends, and take account of the risks associated with new technology on the T&D electric system Develop projects from start to finish. Obtain broad stakeholder engagement, develop and present project scope, collaborate execution with operations, perform analysis, and propagate results throughout the company. Communicate progress and status of projects to key stakeholders with regular cadence. Analyze and review cost implications and impacts on work practices/safety. Advise asset owners, planners, operations and investment planning accordingly As assigned, evaluate specific government energy policy, legislation, and emerging system operating compliance rules in order to determine probable impact on National Grid's asset and reliability strategies. Build and nurture relationships with industry peers and other external industry influencers to keep abreast of technical innovations and their potential benefits.
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school required. Advanced degrees, industry experience, and professional engineering registration are preferred.

Experience creating new ways to plan and operate the electric supply and distribution systems using advanced analytics, emerging technologies, and industry trends.

Understand the opportunities for National Grid inherent in emerging technologies and technical practices. Demonstrate the ability to create new concepts or solutions that are not always obvious to others.

Understand underlying problems, opportunities, and external political forces which affect the feasibility of technical enhancements in the industry.

Demonstrate strong influencing skills with the ability to make persuasive presentations to small and large audiences.

Ability to manage small and large projects, working with external group resources, scheduling, and delivering results.

Promote team effectiveness by soliciting input from team members, communicating expectations, and delegating responsibilities while providing support and structure

Take personal responsibility for work products while providing effective technical support to the Field and collaboratively correcting problems promptly and professionally.

Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat 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.
Job : Jurisdiction-FERC Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : Jurisdiction Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Jun 23, 2017, 10:35:53 AM Unposting Date : Ongoing

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