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Engineer (All levels) - Electric Distribution Eng


Rochester, NY, US



About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit




Job title: Associate Engineer/ Senior Engineer/ Lead Engineer ( all levels).

The Engineer - Electric Distribution Engineering position reports to the Supervisor - Electric Engineering for the Electric Engineering department within Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) and New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG).  Responsible for providing engineering expertise to region, service centers, and other Company personnel for the planning, design, operation and maintenance of the Distribution System. Under limited supervision, prepare specifications, perform engineering analyses, prepare construction standards, evaluate materials, and determine solutions affecting the electric distribution system to properly serve new loads.  Assist in ensuring efficient, reliable and safe operation of the distribution system, and resolve technical issues affecting the distribution system.  Design various  electrical systems of moderate size and complexity.  Apply applicable codes & standards to insure compliance with regulatory requirements. Follow National Electric Safety Code standards.


1. Plan and design services to commercial/industrial/municipal customers, system improvements, and highway relocation projects. Provide fuse-recloser coordination service including the review and updating of coordination   schemes.  Prepare detailed budgetary estimates and analyze them (25%).

2. Complete analysis of distribution system reliability studies, circuit performance, contingency plans; review capital budget project proposals and determines corrective actions when applicable (15%).

3. Perform the acquisition, verification, and compilation of data, which may include field investigations and/or audits to support studies, reports, drawings, designs, company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements (10%).

4. Work as required on projects of moderate size and complexity. Serve as project coordinator. Specify technical aspects of contracts, bid evaluation, recommendation of contractors, and administration of
  contract terms and conditions. Specify, inspect, and approve equipment and materials.  Evaluate and approve contractor invoices. Monitor construction work to ensure conformance with plans and specifications and engineering codes and practices. Monitor construction schedules to ensure timely completion of work (25%).

5. Provide interpretation of Company policy for internal and external customer groups and regulators on distribution related issues. Assist customer service groups on power quality issues including investigation, analysis and mitigation (5%).

6. Perform economic analyses of engineering alternatives for projects as necessary (5%).

7. Perform flicker analysis for large customer motors.  Analyze the impact of customer-interconnected distributed generation (5%).

8. Plan, design, organize, coordinate, and control aspects of the project by providing liaison with other sections, departments, divisions, vendors or consultants, and coordinate with government
  agencies, customers, or other utilities regarding matters of circuit design and maintenance (10%).


Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelors degree with a  3 years relevant experience required.
• Knowledge of distribution design.  Familiarity with accounting requirements in electrical, construction, and equipment’s installation preferred.

• Completion of Engineering-in-Training desired (EIT) (where applicable).  Professional Engineer license is preferred (may be required in certain capacities where applicable).
• Valid driver’s license is required.


• Proactive and results oriented.
• Effective leadership skills.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.


  • Be a role model
  • Be agile
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions.  This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

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Nearest Major Market: Rochester

Job Segment: Energy

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