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Avangrid Service Company Manager - Electric Distribution Planning in Binghamton, New York

Location Note

This position is based in Binghamton, NY but remote work may be possible depending your location and ability to travel.

Job Summary

  • This position oversees and manages the Avangrid Networks NYSEG Distribution Planning Team in New York. This includes the planning processes to ensure system performance and capacities to operate are maintained within the established criteria. Additional responsibilities include working closely with governing processes on strategic issues impacting the integrity of the distribution electrical infrastructure, oversight with regard to the prioritization of Avangrid Networks distribution capital investments, and monitoring industry and legislative change and research relating to Distributed Energy Resources (DER). This role is instrumental in fostering team involvement and development to allow for continuous learning in a changing technology environment.
  • Manages subordinate engineering staff and contracted external resources. Sets department goals and strategic direction and initiates action plans, engineering studies and assignments to accomplish goals.
  • Develops short and long range plans to meet reliability and capacity needs. Oversees, defines and prioritizes system-wide and circuit-level solutions based on established criteria, risk, impact, value, and implementation complexity. Provides oversight and recommendations to the prioritization of Avangrid Networks distribution capital investments.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other departments within Avangrid and Iberdrola, consultants, attorneys, utilities, regulatory agencies, government agencies, and major customers. Represents Avangrid Networks on technical committees such as Joint Utility Working Group(s), NYISO, EPRI, and other agencies. Provides technical input and testimony for regulatory proceedings.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 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
  • 7+ years of experience (Industry related including supervisory experience), ability to demonstrate leadership skills


Technical Skills and Requirements

The following skills and associated competency levels are desired of those candidates seeking a management position in Distribution Planning. However, offsetting industry and other relevant technical skills will be considered for candidates without previous experience in these Distribution Planning activities (e.g. T&D Engineering, P&C, etc.)

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 and Leadership Job Specific Competencies
  • Power System Studies - Knowledge & Interpretation of Study Assumptions and Results : (e.g. Comprehensive Area Studies, Power Flow, DER, Voltage, Contingency, phase imbalance, Power Factor correction, Short Circuit, reliability, resiliency, Capacity, distribution automation, etc.)
  • Communicating & Influencing: (e.g. technical writing abilities, presentation skills, etc.)
  • Initiative
  • Team Management
  • Developing Others

  • Behavioral Skills and Requirements

    Leadership Competencies
    • Utilize knowledge to influence and guide department
    • 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

    Behavioral Competencies
    • Develop self & others
    • Empower to grow
    • Collaborate and share
    • Be a role model
    • Focus to achieve results
    • Be agile

    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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