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Engineer, Grid Modernization (Hybrid)

Company: Eversource Energy
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

In this role as Engineer, in the Grid Modernization group, you will be responsible for directly supporting the Company's plans to modernize the design and operation of the electric distribution system. Individual will support multi-disciplinary teams through the life cycle of projects from conception and regulatory filings, planning and implementation, and through performance measurement and verification. Individual will also research emerging technologies to propose complementary opportunities that will augment the Grid Modernization portfolio. This is a hybrid role. The first three months are full time in the office.Essential Functions:

  • Support planning and implementation of current and future grid modernization programs, including but not limited to Volt-Var Optimization (VVO) and Distribution Management System (DMS), including control and integration of inverter-based distribution assets; Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS); and analysis and visualization of archival and real-time power system data.
  • Engage and support multi-disciplinary teams across three states in Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology (IT) to ensure effective collaboration during planning and execution.
  • Responsible for all phases of project implementation including technology review and selection; defining project budget, scope and schedule; preparing project justification for budgetary approval; project management; internal and external reporting and tracking; and continuous stakeholder engagement.
  • Investigate new and emerging technologies in the industry and assess the relevance and benefit to the Company's grid modernization strategy and coordinate with internal teams to review and evaluate those options through the competitive procurement process.Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:Technical Knowledge/Skill:
    • Thorough understanding of power system engineering concepts such as power flow, voltage regulation, power factor and technical losses, device coordination during normal and alternate system configurations.
    • Familiarity with modeling electric distribution systems to support system Operations and/or Planning and Forecasting (SCADA, DMS, OMS, power flow, VVO, DERMS).
    • Experience with developing and programming coordination schemes and set points in microprocessor controls and relays for local and remote dispatch of distribution equipment.
    • Ability to efficiently import and manipulate large datasets from different data sources to quantify system performance, generate reports, and drive visualization for internal and external stakeholders
    • Ideal candidate is customer driven; displays initiative as a change agent with a can-do attitude; accepts responsibility and accountability; works cohesively with team members.Education:
      • Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology. MS in Engineering preferred.Experience:
        • Minimum of three (3) years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry. Compensation and Benefits:
          • Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program. The salary range for this position starts at $92,140 and the market rate is $102,380, plus incentive. Salary is commensurate with your experience. Check out the career site for an overview of benefits.Working Conditions:
            • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
            • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.#engajdWorker Type:RegularNumber of Openings:1EEO StatementEversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.VEVRRA Federal ContractorVaccination Information: Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment.If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource's HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.Emergency Response:Responding to emergency situations to meet customers' needs is part of every employee's role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

Keywords: Eversource Energy, Springfield , Engineer, Grid Modernization (Hybrid), Engineering , Springfield, Massachusetts

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