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Lead Engineer - Standards


Rochester, NY, US


Possess in depth experience in electric distribution standards

engineering and knowledge of internal/external business and regulatory

issues.  Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology

through participation in professional associations. Able to explain

difficult concepts and influence others to change. Able to communicate

orally or in writing to regulatory and/or public entities.  Able to lead

a Team or mentor others.



The engineer will have a central role in developing distribution

construction and design standards for AVANGRID’s electrical overhead and

underground lines. Write engineering specifications for electrical

equipment. Create material specifications for various items; such as

concrete products, poles, transformers, cable, etc. Work independently

with only administrative and general direction from supervision. Develop

a strong technical knowledge base to serve as technical advisor (SME)

for electric equipment such as cables, conductors, structures,

switchgear, etc. Follow updates in research and developments taking

place in the power industry, through training and industry associations.

The engineer will lead teams/projects that solve complex distribution

equipment/design problems taking a broad perspective to identify

innovative solutions. Able to work independently with guidance on only

the most complex tasks. Participates and represents AVANGRID’s on

Industry associations. Mentor other employees.


Key Responsibilities:

Perform detailed, complex engineering analyses, designs and calculations

using standard methodology & principles & other viable approaches.

Develop alternate methods or design concepts to resolve problems or to

improve processes/services.



    Skills and Requirements

    Duties: Solves unique standards engineering problems. Utilizes a broad

    prospective to identify innovative solutions. E.g. forensic analysis,

    material evaluations, material applications and construction standards.


    Prepare, maintain, & understand drawings (e.g. schematics, one-line

    diagrams). Develop & specify equipment, assemble documents & other

    requirements for assignments of complex level of difficulty using in

    depth expertise in own discipline.


    Duties: Serve as SME for distribution equipment (e.g. cable,

    transformers, switches, poles and concrete products). Anticipates

    internal/external business issues and recommend process improvements.

    Participate in Industry associations. Acts as a facilitator, mentor &

    review engineering work of others. Anticipates & make recommendations

    with respect to customer & stakeholder needs. Explains difficult

    concepts & influences others.


    Duties: Lead engineering teams to complete assigned tasks and projects.

    Assist in guiding and mentoring engineers in standards engineering

    methodology. Leads others to analyze and resolve complex problems in

    non-standard situations & develop creative solutions. Independently

    apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines &

    AVANGRID polices/procedures.


    Duties: Possesses an in depth of knowledge and interprets processes and

    standards related to electrical equipment. Recommends solutions and best

    practices where appropriate.  Represents Standards on projects, task

    forces and studies.

    Develop business cases & manage projects/processes/initiatives or teams

    in accordance with applicable AVANGRID guidelines. Coordinate phases of

    engineering for assigned portions of a project/program.


    Each employee must accept responsibility for their own safety and health

    as well as the safety and health of their fellow employees


    Requires a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET

    accredited college/university, 7 years’ experience performing

    engineering duties. Specialized advanced training is also required or

    graduate level engineering degree.  A professional engineer’s license is





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