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LeadEngineer-Distribution Infrastructure


Orange, CT, 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 will lead/direct the efforts of a team assigned to solve basic to complex problems pertaining to the repair of, replacement of, maintenance of, or new construction of, the electric distribution infrastructure. The Lead engineer will perform basic to complex power systems engineering analysis, design, and calculations pertaining to the repair of, replacement of, maintenance of, or new construction of the electric distribution infrastructure. Direct and guide department engineers to meet specified project/team goals. The Lead would take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Work is to be completed with minimal guidance. 


Perform basic to complex engineering analysis, design and calculations using standard engineering methodology and principles. Develop/present design concepts, determine alternate options/methods and create action plans to resolve issues or to improve processes/services of the distribution power delivery system. Be able to work independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks. Possess the ability to make presentations to corporate/regulatory/public entities regarding projects and design concepts. 
Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for equipment of extreme importance to the distribution system (e.g., transformers, breakers). Interpret internal/external business issues and recommend best practices and/or process improvements. Instruct/mentor other engineers about the power industry, in particular the distribution system. Participate in Industry associations as assigned. Review and recommend improvements to the distribution processes, equipment, construction standards and operating procedures. 
Prepare, review, maintain, and interpret drawings (e.g., site plans, electrical schematics, one-line diagrams, material specifications). Properly apply design standards, industry codes, design criteria, guidelines, policies, and operating procedures. Recommend solutions and best practices for standard and non-standard situations to resolve issues or connect to the system. Identify/specify equipment; create and assemble construction documents; create a work breakdown structure and other requirements as needed for the successful execution of the action plan. Support, maintain and recommend distribution construction standards. 
Lead and represent Distribution Infrastructure Engineering on assigned project teams. Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience and provide guidance to other project team members on Distribution Infrastructure design. Direct and review the engineering work of drafters, designers, engineers, and outside engineering firms. Direct, follow and adjust the processes, policies and standards related to the distribution infrastructure to meet the customer and stakeholder needs. 
Promote cross functional teamwork on assigned tasks and projects. Assist in guiding and mentoring junior engineers and others in distribution design and engineering development. Work collaboratively and independently to specify and design systems to address specific/unique situations. Promote and follow the Company safety policies and practices. Accept responsibility for their safety and health as well as the safety and health of their fellow employees. 
Develop business cases for assigned projects/teams. Lead and manage small to large sized projects/processes/initiatives or teams in accordance with applicable UI guidelines. Establish and coordinate phases of engineering for assigned portions of a project/program. Plan, schedule, monitor, control budget/estimates, construction plans and material orders for assigned tasks and/or projects. Follow updates in research and developments taking place in the power industry, through training and industry associations. Provide training and guidance for junior engineers. 
Respond as needed to assist in storm restoration efforts. The listed Key Responsibilities/Duties are not intended to be all inclusive. Employees in this position may be required to perform other related aspects of the job not listed above. 
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  

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required: 

• BS/BA Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university 
• At least 7+ years’ experience performing moderately complex engineering duties related to electric power systems including 2 years’ experience leading an engineering team(s). 
• Project management skills are required. 
• Technical drawing or Computer Aided Design experience is required. Advance engineering degree is a plus. 

Technical Skills/Competencies 
• Theoretical Engineering knowledge - Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytic, modeling & Calculation, understanding the business model; Global View of the Business (Values cross-functional collaboration, understands importance of growing knowledge and developing relationships and links across the organization) 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced 

• Practical engineering experience/application - Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g., field experience, standardization "Perform economic analyses of engineering alternatives, develop business cases and defend in front of stakeholders.") 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced 

• Engineering documentation – Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced 

• Ability to review and approve engineering work done by others to ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, and contract requirements 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced 

• Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment – Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and requirements 
<Required Competency Level> - Advanced  

Functional/job/business specific Competencies: 
Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge, and skills in Power System 
Engineering design, along with related business practices and procedures, to lead an engineering team to solve basic to moderately complex engineering problems. Able to work with a cross-functional team to explain difficult issues, create action plans, recognize risks, meet deadlines, and establish consensus. 


  • 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

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