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Associate Engineer - Grid Modernization (Hybrid)

04/19/2023 Locations Dorchester-MA; Manchester-NH
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Associate Engineer, Grid Modernization
Role and Scope of Position:
The Associate Engineer is responsible for supporting the execution,implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the Company’s Distribution Management System (DMS). Individual will be part of a team of engineers who support the Company’s electric control centers by providing guidance on optimizing the distribution system for delivering safe, reliable, and resilient energy to our customers while maximizing the value of clean energy resources. Individual will also support multi-disciplinary teams responsible for all phases of implementation including technology review and selection; defining project budget, scope, and schedule; project management; internal and external reporting and tracking; and stakeholder engagement. Individual will support efforts to research and develop plans for additional modernization opportunities including investigation and assessment of new tools and technologies relevant to the modernization and control of the electric distribution system. Engagement with external counterparts, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure the Company is driving towards industry best practices. This is a hybrid role. The first three months are full time in the office.
Essential Functions:  
  • Support the Company’s electric system operators by optimizing thedistribution system using the distribution network advanced functionality of DMS which include Automatic Feeder Reconfiguration (AFR), Load Volt/VAR Management (LVM), Planned Outage Study and DER/Load Forecasting

  • Develop expertiseinreal time system technologies such as ADMS, SCADA, DER dispatching, energy storage, microgrids,Volt/Var Optimization and load shedding

  • Collaborate with system operations control centers, IT, and engineering resources to ensure DMS functionality and future enhancements

  • Support the specification and configuration of DMS advanced applications such as FLISR, LVM, AFR, and Load and Generation Scheduling

  • Participate in the review and assessment of technology options related to grid modernization, including working with internal teams to execute competitive procurement processes

  • Develop tools and methods to process and organize data from multiple sources to design and verify engineering models and databases

  • Support multi-disciplinary teams across three states from distribution engineering, system planning, substation engineering, telecommunications engineering, standards, system operations, field operations, IT, regulatory, legal, community relations, corporate strategy, and other groups to ensure effective and efficient implementation of grid modernization programs

  • Communicate the Company’s grid modernization initiatives externally as appropriate and participate in industry forums to support the Company’s position regarding best practices in gridmodernization

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications: 

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

Ideal candidate is customer driven; displays initiative as a change agent with a can-do attitude; accepts responsibility and accountable; participates in and facilitates team effectiveness.


Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Course or experience in Power Systems is preferred)


0-3 years of experience. Experience in power systems engineering within an electric utility preferred

Licenses & Certifications:   None.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program.  The salary range for this position starts at $76,980 and the market rate is $85,530 plus incentive.  Salary is commensurate with your experience.  Check out the career site for an overview of benefits.

Working Conditions:

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

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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.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

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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