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Engineer (Engineer/Senior/Lead) Mechanical – Power Engineering Dept.

Hicksville, NY
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Description: Description National Grid’s Connect 21 strategy is to design, build, and operate efficient energy systems for the 21st century digital economy. Recognizing that renewable energy plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, National Grid Power Plant Operations (PPO) is implementing new technologies that will allow us to meet the future energy needs of customers while supporting environmental compliance. National Grid PPO owns and operates 3,860 megawatts (MW) of steam and gas turbine units on Long Island. PPO is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of these units. The Power Engineering Department (PED) within PPO develops engineered solutions for the steam and gas turbine units, and works closely with plant personnel during the engineering and construction phases of specific projects. In addition, PED is actively involved with new project development including, but not limited to, utility scale battery storage, solar and simple cycle combustion turbine generators. The Power Engineering Dept. (PED) is a multi-disciplined team of engineers who are self-directed and empowered to develop and implement solutions on a wide range of PPO and Corporate initiatives. Engineers have project ownership from inception through operation. PED engineers are proud of how they develop solutions, embrace new technologies and collaborate with others to provide successful solutions.
About the Position: The Mechanical Engineer reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager in PED and will support internal and external team members collaborating on new project development opportunities and improvements to our existing fleet of steam and gas turbine units on Long Island. This position is responsible to research, develop and implement power supply and storage technologies that capitalize on the evolving energy market in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The person in this role is also responsible to assess and implement new technologies on our existing steam and combustion turbine units as part of the capital improvement process. Project assessments shall include, but are not limited to, different design options, business alternatives, cost/benefit analysis, risk analysis and project performance evaluations. This position will include project engineer and project manager responsibilities on any new projects. The engineer will evaluate all aspects of project design, licensing, procurement, construction, commissioning and operations on all projects. This role is responsible to develop specifications, standards and procedures on projects. The person in this role will participate in industry groups and forums to support objectives. This position is an essential contributor to our goal of asset management and technology modernization.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Serve as the project engineer and/or project manager during the design, construction and operation of projects on existing generating assets. Provide technical guidance on equipment and system upgrades to existing generating assets. Provide technical evaluations of new energy development projects and alternatives in areas like energy storage, solar and combustion turbines. Identify new and emerging technologies to incorporate into energy supply and storage proposals. Establish relationships with National Grid and business partners to effectively collaborate on new energy business opportunities like energy storage, solar and combustion turbines. Research and evaluate new products, technologies and systems that offer value to the customer and load serving entity. Provide guidance to PPO personnel, vendors, internal National Grid partners and external partners on current and future project requirements. Serve as technical consultant throughout project development, construction, commissioning and operation. Develop project cost estimates and benefit analysis.
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: Experience in managing internal and external project teams. Experience with power generating equipment and support systems. Experience in all phases of project management including product development, construction, commissioning and operation. Experience in project cost/benefit and risk analysis. Experience with energy storage equipment, solar and electric generating systems. Experience in communicating technological ideas, technical designs and engineering concepts to internal and external stakeholders. Knowledge of industry trends and innovations in battery storage, solar collectors and combustion turbines. Knowledge of project licensing and permitting processes. Knowledge mechanical standards and codes (i.e. ASME). Other Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. Advanced degree preferred. NYS Intern Engineer Certification or Professional Engineering License preferred. Minimum of 4 years of related work experience. Energetic, creative, capable and committed to promoting innovative ideas and achieving or exceeding objectives. Self-starter comfortable leading and managing project teams. Able to engage and lead others to successful results on projects. Analytical and solution based thinking necessary. Work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects, including high visibility initiatives. Comfortable with ambiguity and change. Capable of working in a matrix organization and achieve results. Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point applications.
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 : Power Plant Operations Primary Location : NY-Hicksville Organisation : Power Plant Operations Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Nov 29, 2017, 11:05:07 PM Unposting Date : Dec 19, 2017, 4:59:00 AM


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