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Engineer - Protection & Control


Augusta, ME, 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 Summary

Responsible for the design, configuration, maintenance and renewal of automation, data collection, protection & control equipment subsystems on AVANGRID’s electric delivery infrastructure in New England (Central Maine Power and United Illuminating) and New York (NYSEG and RG&E). AVANGRID’s electric delivery system is approximately 8,600 miles of transmission lines and 1,000 substations. 

Engineering activities for electric transmission and substation system protection projects to ensure safe, timely and cost-effective completion. Conduct analysis, develop estimates, and apply engineering standards and criteria to drive the completion of projects. Coordinate with other departments, vendors, and consultants to complete projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

Ensure all protection system designs meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards (NESC, FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYISO, ISO-NE, NY PSC, ME PUC, CT PUC, etc.). 


1.    Perform engineering design, estimating, and analysis of the electric transmission and substation protection systems in support of the capital construction programs. Perform engineering calculations and analysis. Review and approve detailed protection system designs, including settings, developed both internally and by engineering consultants. 
2.    Review and approve work of engineering contractors who provide automation engineering and design services to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. Develop technical specifications, standards, contracts and purchase orders. Direct engineering contractors and consultants performing system automation & integration roles. 
3.    Analyze distribution fault event operations to ensure protection scheme operated as intended. Develop and provide clear and concise fault analysis reports to management depicting corrective actions and lessons learned when necessary. 
4.    Management of compliance programs applicable to substation assets. Act as subject matter expert during audits. 
5.    Travel to worksites on an as needed basis.


Skills and Requirements

Technical Skills/Competencies 
•    Theoretical Engineering knowledge: Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytics, Modeling & Calculation (e.g., sym. Components, per unit, etc.), Understanding the Business Model 
•    Practical Engineering Experience/Application: Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g., field experience, standardization, develop business case and defend in front of stakeholders) 
•    Engineering documentation: Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation, review, and approve engineering work done by others 
•    Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment: Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and Requirements (NERC, NPCC, ISO, PUC, etc.) 

Functional/job/business specific Competencies: 
•    Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
•    Electrical Design Experience. 
•    Able to perform protection coordination analysis. 
•    Knowledge in power system protection theory, application, standards, design, test, commissioning, and analysis. 

Education & Experience Required: 
•    4 years of experience in Engineering or 1 year min of experience in Protection & Control and 1 year min of engineering experience
•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology. MS in Engineering preferred. 
•    Successful Completion of Fundamentals of Engineering Exam preferred. 
•    Knowledge of power system analysis and fundamentals of equipment protection. 
•    Knowledge of national and international standards, regulations, and compliance requirements associated with power system protection. 
•    Experience with power system protection applications such as ASPEN OneLiner, ASPEN Line Database. 
•    Knowledge of IEC-61850 standards. 
•    Knowledge of FERC/NERC/NPCC and state regulations.


  • 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: Waterville
Nearest Secondary Market: Augusta Maine

Job Segment: Power Systems, Energy

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