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Engineer - Substations O&M Services, Upstate NY

National Grid


Location:
Albany, NY
Date:
06/27/2017
2017-06-272017-07-26
Job Code:
20171031
Categories:
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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About the Position:

To provide Substation Electrical Equipment technical expertise and support to Substation Construction and Maintenance, Substation Engineering, and Transmission and Distribution Asset Management to maintain, improve reliability, and deliver long term sustainability of substation assets. At the lower levels, the role will require the understanding of the Substation Maintenance Standards and Procedures to ensure completion of maintenance activities to meet internal and external mandated requirements and to drive greater efficiencies. At the higher levels the role holder will take on more complex aspects of power transformer and High Voltage circuit breaker operating requirements including design reviews, factory inspections, and acceptance testing to support substation projects and system strategic spare requirements for successful completion of the National Grid maintenance and construction work plans.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Work with Substation Construction & Maintenance, Substation Engineer and Design, T&D Operations, Protection and Telecomm, Procurement, and Contracted Services personnel and undertake specific tasks of varying complexity in order to support colleagues for construction, maintenance, and emergency substation requirements. Independently collate and analyze substation condition assessments for input in the capital budget and the establishment of maintenance criteria used to develop capital business plans and maintenance documents. Participate in substation construction projects constructability meetings or asset replacement programs as designated project manager or team member to assist or facilitate the construction and completion of specifically assigned substation projects. Work closely with manufactures and vendors in the selection, application, design analysis, manufacturing inspections, transportation, installation, acceptance testing, and energization of major substation equipment. Conduct oil and electrical test analysis and provide recommendations for continued use, follow up repairs, or replacement of substation assets. Maintain an understanding of the Substation Maintenance Standards and Procedures, Engineering Documents, document management system, Material Procurement system, and Computerized Maintenance Management System. . Provide recommendation to engineers for the improvement and safety by design of substations based on working practices identified in the field, failure investigations, service or product advisories, and regulatory requirements to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and mandated requirements to meet standards and safety requirements in line with National Grid policies and processes. Working knowledge of regulations and internal standards (e.g. IEEE, EEI, ANSI, NESC, NEC, EPA, SMS, SMP, etc.). Perform independently and/or assist engineering in the evaluation of new substation equipment, new technology, or materials used for substation construction and maintenance for inclusion in the approved vendor/manufacturer equipment engineering document. In conjunction with engineers, Corporate Safety, Substation Construction & Maintenance, Global Procurement, and Asset Management develop and maintain systems, models and procedures in order to support construction and maintenance solutions to enhance efficiency and operability. Research primary data sources and select relevant information in order to enable analysis of key themes and trends. Evaluate substation equipment failures, prepare, and publish substation equipment failure/trouble reports Assist engineers by monitoring and challenge business processes in order to ensure National Grid is compliant with industry associations (e.g. IEEE, EEI, ANSI, etc.). Manage the day to day relationship with relevant customers/business areas in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions, in line with National Grid policies and processes. Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area Qualifications

Knowledge & Experience Required:

A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology from an ABET accredited engineering school with up to 2 years of related experience in an entry-level position, or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices. Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation.

Knowledge and Experience Required for Band E: Band E Employees are expected to have the knowledge and Experience listed below. A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology from an ABET accredited engineering school and working towards/holder of the Registered Professional Engineering License. 5-8 years professional development in an engineering field. Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation. Knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulations. Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices.

Knowledge & Experience Required for Band D:

Band D Employees are expected to have the knowledge and Experience listed below.

A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology plus completion of a Master’s Degree in an approved engineering discipline from an ABET accredited engineering school. Registered Professional Engineering License with up to 12 years professional development in an engineering field. Expert within their field. Extensive and significant knowledge of one field of work or broad technical depth in multiple, related fields. Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation. Knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation. Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices. Knowledge of division policies, processes and fields of work.

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.

Job : Engineering Standrds & Policy Primary Location : NY-Albany Other Locations : NY-Syracuse Organisation : Electric Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : May 1, 2017, 7:45:52 AM Unposting Date : Ongoing

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