Lead Engineer - Special Projects
Westwood, MA, USA | Eversource Energy
Industry:Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
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Lead Engineer is responsible for the development, expansion, planning, design, maintenance and operation of the system and its equipment to meet the mission and objectives of the organization. The primary role of this position will support the expanded volume of non-traditional project work including Large Generator Interconnects, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) and Grid Modernization (GridMod) projects from initiation to conceptual level across the system. The Lead Engineer will interface with the owners/initiators of these projects for development of a detailed project plan to execute the required engineering scope in accordance with each unique customer needs. In addition, this position may require leading capital project work to support the regional engineering team including but not limited to coordinating the evaluation of system failures, and the appropriate resolutions, in order to provide support to operations on unplanned maintenance. Responsible for ensuring that the Eversource transmission and distribution systems are designed to high quality standards that provide customers with safe, reliable, competitively priced and environmentally sound electric service. This position shares accountability with peers in the strategy, development, and design of the organization’s Life Cycle Plan, a comprehensive long-term plan for the Transmission and distribution system. Responsible for supervising, assigning, prioritizing and directing the work performed by other Engineers and staff.
• Supervises, coaches, and develops engineers; approves time and conducts performance reviews.Assigns, prioritizes and directs work performed by the Engineers and Designers.
• Responsible for the cost and performance of certain assets on the system which may include reliability analysis and trending of system events and monitoring of equipment condition.
• Responsible for the development, justification and approval of the Life Cycle Plan activities over a multi-year horizon and for ongoing projects
• Ensures that the design and specification of additions, modifications and replacements to the transmission and distribution systems, and the preparation of system electrical permits and related customer notifications, are completed accurately and on time.
• Responsible for the development of preliminary engineering designs and the details, as necessary.
• Collaborates with other Engineers within Engineering to ensure consistency and teamwork.
• Provides technical support and direction to operating areas relative to system priorities, engineering guidelines and operating decisions during normal and emergency situations.
• Accountable for root-cause analysis, development and implementation of corrective actions.
• Responsible for the evaluation and selection of technology and equipment for the system.
• Responsible for the development of standards and procedures for design, operation and maintenance.
• Assumes the role of the Manager as required
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and attention-to-detail.
• Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Requires a BS Electrical Engineering or BS Engineering Technology or BS Civil Engineering.
• Preferred Experience in Protection and Control, Civil Engineering, Field Engineering, Substation Engineering, or Transmission Line Engineering
• Ten years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry.
• Supervisory experience preferred.
• Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
• Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.
Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities
• Communicate priorities and goals (company, department, team)
• Show how employee’s work fits in
• Provide business updates, news
• Communicate, communicate, communicate
Build Trusting Relationships
• Role model honesty/integrity in communication and action
• Balance “getting results” with concern for individual needs
• Have honest dialogue with employees; get to know them
Manage and Develop People
• Set realistic performance objectives and expectations
• Give ongoing, honest feedback; coach for success
• Recognize good performance
• Visit crews in the field
• Remove obstacles to day-to-day performance
• Provide tools, information, training
Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration
• Encourage cooperation/remove obstacles between work groups/departments
• Encourage collaboration/peers helping peers
Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce
• Ask for employee input on work process/practice improvements and before implementing change that will affect them
• Encourage ideas
• Deliver effective, positive communications about change to your team
• Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to successfully implement changes in priorities and work processes
• Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
Focus on the Customer
• Ensure that everyone on the team understands our customer promise and provides superior customer service
• Be a role model for the team on delivering superior customer service
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Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.
Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.
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