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Senior OSW PCM Engineer

Company:  AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Location: 

CT, US Boston, MA, US

Company

Company

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 www.avangrid.com

 

 

Purpose

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is a leading developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy facilities in the United States with an eight-gigawatt portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects across 22 states. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind business is pioneering this new industry with a development pipeline of five gigawatts off the East Coast. Our offshore portfolio consists of our 50% ownership in the first-in-the-nation Vineyard Wind 1 project, which will deliver 800 MW of clean energy into Massachusetts starting in 2023.  Additionally, Avangrid Renewables owns 100% of Park City Wind, an 804 MW project to serve the state of Connecticut and Commonwealth Wind, a project that will deliver up to 1200 MW to Massachusetts.  Finally, Avangrid Renewables owns 100% of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind that has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina.  The company will also actively pursue additional lease areas in the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico.

 

We aspire to be the employer of choice by providing purposeful and challenging work revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. This role will support the senior management team that is developing, constructing and operating large scale offshore wind projects which will provide affordable, clean energy and will have a transformational impact on local communities.  Avangrid Renewables’ offshore business is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

AVANGRID is part of the IBERDROLA Group, a global energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. 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.

 

The Protection, Control and Metering (PCM) Coordinator shall provide the scope of works defined below, ensuring that the Protection, Control and Metering scope is designed and delivered in accordance with the Employer’s requirements, Grid Code and Network Connection Agreements requirements, other TSO requirements, the Company standards, industry relevant standards and best engineering practices. The senior PCM Coordinator will interact, lead and organize both internal and external technical resources as well as coordinate with the TSO all PCM requirements.

 

The Protection, Control and Metering scope includes, but it is not limited to, the Protection systems, the Substation Control Systems, the Platform Auxiliary Control Systems, the WTG switchgear control and protection and the Metering systems, for an offshore wind farm, covering the offshore substation, array cables, WTG switchgear and HV connection to the TSO.

 

Responsibilities

•    Ensure that the Protection, Control and Metering systems (including Substation Control, Protection schemes, Platform Auxiliary Control system and Check and Revenue Metering ) are designed and delivered in accordance to Grid Code and Network Connection Agreements requirements, other TSO requirements, the Company standards, the project requirements, industry relevant standards and best engineering practices.
•    Coordination and technical lead related to the Protection, Control and Metering discipline for the project, from tender process to project execution until contract closure. 
•    Ensure that the designs developed by the different Contractors involved are consistent, technically safe and coordinated with the rest of the windfarm design. This item includes the review and acceptance of technical deliverables, but not limited to: Protection Single Line Diagram, Protection One Line, system protection requirements (SPR), Trip Matrix, Tripping philosophy, Protection detailed design, Protection Coordination Study, including review of protection settings and configurations files, Substation Control System Technical Description, Control Architecture, Communications Architecture, Equipment List, Signal list, Panel drawings, Logic diagrams (including interlocks and tripping logics), HMI Representation, SCADA database, testing protocols, Interfaces with other systems (TSO, auxiliary systems, WTG SCADA, etc), Wiring diagrams, etc.
•    Support and provide expertise to relevant project areas (Electrical, WTG, cables, commissioning, grid connection, O&M) to ensure key packages technical compliance minimise costs/risks on Protection, Control and Metering items.
•    Provide professional advice on engineering technical detail and risk levels, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project. Advise Lead Engineer, Package Lead or Discipline Manager on the impact of technical/specialist risks and issues, and the viability of solutions recommended.
•    Justification of technical decisions on basic and detailed design where needed. Ensure that all assessment, recommendations, and decisions are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) is in place. 
•    Balance technical detail with commercial needs and provide recommendations, taking into account all relevant risks.
•    Ensure adequate testing is passed before delivery of the system to site, including review protocols and attendance / witness to periodic inspections, interoperability tests and FAT at contractor’s facilities.
•    Lead and coordinate other project engineers, consultants and contractors where required to deliver the package for the project.
•    Collaborate with Contract Managers for terms/ specification to secure best value and minimise costs/ risks.
•    Support the commissioning activities for key engineering design items to ensure assets are effectively commissioned for transfer into O&M phase.
•    Detailed reporting about progress, technical or commercial issues, interfaces and risks with necessary frequency (at least weekly and monthly basis), both to the project structure and the department.
•    Attendance to, coordination and preparing minutes of project meetings (internal and external with third parties).

Skills and Requirements

•    Ensure Protection, Control and Metering related documentation is up to date in the Employer’s document management system.
•    Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new Protection, Control and Metering technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk, or improve safety.
•    Ensure that appropriate lessons learn regarding Offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the Lead/Principal Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.
•    Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice in coordination with Senior HSQE advisors.

•    Proven experience in engineering specification and design of Protection, Control and Metering systems, including control philosophy, technical specifications, I/O lists, control architecture, communication network, control logics, interlocks, electrical protection design criteria, protection philosophy, protection SLD, metering design criteria, metering SLD, etc.
•    Proven experience in technical management of the Protection, Control and Metering contracts, including contract management, programme management, cost and risk control and acting as focal point between contractor and relevant stakeholders (O&M, Electrical, Quality, Delivery, Procurement, Legal).
•    Substantial experience designing and working in the Offshore industry, preferably Offshore wind.
•    Knowledge of HVDC technologies.
•    Educated to BS or BE degree level in Electrical engineering discipline.
•    Flexible to travel around the US and overseas.

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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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