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Lead Engineer - Substation


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




The Lead Engineer is an engineer position with responsibilities over the portfolio of projects assigned to the Maine Customer Funded Projects Unit, ensuring each project is engineered in compliance with regulations, company standards, and consistently across the board.

Position reports to the Unit Manager, but the position will work day-to-day in cross functional project team and support project needs as dictated by the Project Manager and Unit Manager.


•Oversee project engineering, perform complex engineering analysis, review designs and calculations using standard methodology & principals.  
•Support projects in the planning and development of agreements with customers.
•Approve, maintain, and understand drawings (e.g., schematics, one-line diagrams, etc.,). 
•Specify equipment, assemble documents, & other requirements for assignments of complex level of difficulty using depth & breadth of expertise in own discipline.
•Ensure all engineering designs implemented by the company meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes, and standards.
•Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day-to-day work streams.
•Mentor, develop and support project team in technical skills
•Liaison/ direct contractors on company policy, standards, and best practices.
•Communicate with customers the requirements for interconnection.
•Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure their needs are met.

For Lead Engineers:  Utilize knowledge to influence and guide department engineers.
Provide technical leadership in complex projects that have a wide impact on the department
Mentor, develop and support team in technical skills
Ability to collaborate across departments
Liaison/ direct contractors on company policy, standards and best practices
Work independently with little supervision 


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

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 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced  
•Practical Engineering Experience/Application: Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g. field experience, standardization, develop business case and defend in front of stakeholders) 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced  
•Engineering documentation: Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation, review and approve engineering work done by others 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced  
•Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment: Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and Requirements (NERC, NPCC, ISO, PUC, etc.) 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced  

Functional/job/business specific Competencies:

•Ability to work independently
•Ability to communicate and present information effectively at all levels
•Ability to manage competing priorities using sound engineering and financial judgment to determine optimal solutions
•Ability to devise solutions to both to common and complex problems/challenges.
•Ability to review and approve engineering work done by others to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. 
•Knowledge of the regulatory environment including Local, State, and Federal Regulatory Standards and requirements.
•Knowledge in substation design and construction for utility environments

Education & Experience Required:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required
•5- 7+ years relevant experience required 

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

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