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Supervisor - Distribution Planning


Augusta, ME, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.




This position supervises and oversees a technical team focused on the reliable interconnection of load and generation resources. The responsibilities include performance and oversight of T&D interconnection studies including those performed by contract resources.



  • Facilitate collaboration between internal technical teams involved in the interconnection study process.
  • Collaborate and coordinating with external contractors, stakeholders, other Utilities, regulatory agencies, government agencies, and customers.
  • Monitor and engage in technical and legislative activities as well as emerging issues in the industry.
  • Co-leadership of a T&D interconnection technical governance committee in collaboration with counterpart in Distribution Planning.
  • Represent AVANGRID on technical committees and providing technical input and testimony for regulatory proceedings.
  • Utilize knowledge to influence and guide department staff.
  • Provide technical leadership in the most complex projects or processes that have a wide impact on the business.
  • Mentor, develop, and support team in both technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Liaison/ direct contractors on company policy, standards, and best practices.



Education & Experience Required:

  • BSEE required with a strong preference given to applicants with Advanced Degrees or Certifications (e.g. MSEE, PE, etc.); Candidates from other engineering disciplines may be considered depending on relevant work experience
  • 5 years in a similar discipline with direct supervisory experience, and/or 7+ years (Industry related experience) with the ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment preferred: Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and Requirements (e.g. NERC, NPCC, ISO, PUC, etc.)
  • Power System Studies - Knowledge & Interpretation of Study Assumptions and Results preferred: (e.g. Comprehensive Area Studies, Power Flow, DER, Voltage, Contingency, phase imbalance, Power Factor correction, Short Circuit, reliability, resiliency, Capacity, distribution automation, etc.)



  • Ability to collaborate across departments
  • Work independently with little supervision
  • Engineering documentation: Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation, review, and approve engineering work done by others
  • Communicating & Influencing: (e.g. technical writing abilities, presentation skills, etc.)
  • Initiative
  • Team Management
  • Developing Others



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

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Nearest Major Market: Waterville
Nearest Secondary Market: Augusta Maine

Job Segment: Power Systems, Energy

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