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Associate Engineer, Distribution Automation

06/21/2022 Locations Berlin-CT
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Individual will be involved with the installation and maintenance of field communication equipment associated with the distribution system.
Will participate in the integration of distribution automation into various field devices including switchgear, Distributed Generation – Transfer Trip schemes, RTU configurations, and other automation equipment associated with distribution equipment.
Individual will also initiate integrating new automation equipment onto the distribution system by identifying opportunities and technologies to solve ongoing problems.
Must have strong computer skills and the ability to operate a variety of computer software programs related to RTU configuration, communications equipment and other related automation equipment; demonstrate teamwork, strong communication skills and be self-motivated; and ensure that all required work is performed safely, on schedule, cost effectively and in accordance with company standards.

Essential Functions: 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Performing technical review of automation equipment designs for DG-TT schemes under construction, pad mounted switchgear installations and assisting in the scheduling of field personnel and their activities for various distribution automation projects; arrangements for staffing, materials and equipment with other groups such as Field Engineering, System Operations Center, vendors and contractors according to prescribed schedules and methods;

Direct and demonstrate efforts to achieve world-class excellence regarding safe work practices and safety performance; and assures compliance with APM, OSHA and all company procedures. 

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Requirements:

    Individual will serve on-call and during emergency restoration efforts as required.

    The ability to logically troubleshoot technical problems is also required. 

    A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required.​

    Preferred:

    Experience in Energy Delivery or T&D maintenance is preferred.  

    Vaccination Information: Eversource requires an individual who is newly hired into this position 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 a decision has been made about whether or not to make you 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 regarding reasonable accommodation and concerning the privacy of your confidential medical information. 

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronic engineering or electrical or electronic technology and zero to three years of experience in engineering, programming, or testing of complex electronic systems is required.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner.

Please submit a resume with your application,

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

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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Vaccination Information:

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.

Emergency Response:

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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