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Senior Technical Analyst

Company:  NY STATE ELECTRIC & GAS C
Location: 

Rochester, NY, US

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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 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 www.avangrid.com

 

 

Job Summary

The NY Grid Model Enhancement Project (GMEP) is a 5-year (2021-2025) project with a CapEx budget of ~30M.  GMEP is a cornerstone for grid modernization efforts and is one component of the New York State REV initiative.  It has been identified as a significant project within both the 2020 Distribution System Implementation Plan (DSIP) Filing submitted in July 2020, and the 2019 New York Rate Case Joint Proposal approved in November 2020.

 

In parallel, planning is underway for a CMP GMEP (2021-2023) project which has an estimated budget of ~15M.  This is an essential initiative to enhance the processing of large-scale Distribution Energy Resource (DER) request applications, expand Distributed Generation hosting capacity, review non-wire alternative solutions, and to identify new projects or potential upgrades to mitigate current reliability concerns.  

 

The Companies expect the NY and CMP GMEP projects to be combined, so that the scope of this position would address both efforts. 

 

The GMEP project will enhance the accuracy of the physical and electrical data represented in Avangrid data sources.  When complete, the data model will allow for improved analysis, monitoring, control, planning, and forecasting of the Electric Distribution System.

 

This effort will enhance Distribution Planning and Operations ability to perform core and advanced functions. GMEP will change the processes and responsibilities in all areas of the Companies from initial planning through field execution.  

 

Initially this position will collaborate with the GMEP core team to complete the following:

•    Document the current data migration processes and potential inefficiencies;
•    Identify automated processes improvement opportunities to refine and enhance system interfaces (SAP, GIS, CYME Gateway, AMI, etc.);
•    Research and identify new software or technology to capture asset data to perform field inventory;
•    Establish a streamlined quality control process to maintain integrity of the data model from data capture through data analysis during blue sky and storm restoration.
•    Documenting technical requirements.
•    Develop and execute overall Test Plan strategy.

 

This position reports to Sr. Technical Manager - GMEP within P&T

Responsibilities

1.    Collaborate across multiple Operating Companies and functional areas including Electric Operations, Asset Management, Distribution Planning, P&T, Customer Service, Metering, GIS Operations, and IT, to meet project requirements.  
2.    Develop and document sustainable business processes, protocols, and tools prior to conducting field inventory.
3.    Develop desired state data migration process.
4.    Define data source system interfaces requirements between complex systems (SAP, GIS, CYME Gateway, AMI, etc.), in collaboration with IT.  
5.    Implement automated processes leveraging technology to enhance data collection and data maintenance.
6.    Identify data sources and define data model and data flow/ integration requirements between the different systems. 
7.    Develop testing scripts, lead the testing, and implement automated processes.
8.    Research and participate in Field Inventory vendor demonstrations and workshops.
9.    Coordinate with GMEP core team to develop appropriate RFP specifications.
10.    Assists QA / QC effort to confirm captured data (Field Inventory & Maintenance) is completed correctly, meets Distribution Planning software requirements, and assure compliance.
11.    Evaluate data attributes / elements naming conventions and align them appropriately with all source systems.
12.    Assist with software licensing requirements and support.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

•    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.  
•    Knowledge of Information Data design, architecture, modeling, and data virtualization.
•    At least 2 years of experience leading Data Modeling, Data Interfacing  or Program Engineer experience on medium-large scale projects.
•    Experience with external resources.
•    Experience working with IT from development of use cases, requirements identification, software implementation, testing methodologies, and implementation of automation enhancements.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint, Teams).

 

Preferences:

•    Employment experience with a Gas or Electric utility is a plus.
•    Knowledge of Electric Operations current processes to record, gather, and maintain data, and experience working with Electric Operations.
•    Knowledge and experience navigating the Procurement Process.

 

Skills/Abilities: 

•    Technical Prowess
•    Developing Technical Specifications
•    Interpersonal Skills
•    Communications / Influencing
•    Negotiation / Dispute Resolution
•    Analytical Capabilities
•    Working knowledge of several utility business areas (e.g., Electric Operations, Gas Operations, Customer Service, Asset Management & Planning, IT)
•    Agility, versatility, and flexibility; productive in a multi-tasking and rapidly changing environment
 

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Competencies

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

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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