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Lead Engineer, Commissioning

05/12/2022 Locations Hooksett-NH
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1. Role and Scope of Position:
This position has the responsibility for the development and implementation of plans and procedures for the testing and commissioning of highly complex transmission and distribution substation projects. This position works closely with System Test and Protection & Controls Engineering in the development of project test and commissioning plans with a focus on ensuring safety and eliminating issues and errors during the commission process. This position is responsible for commissioning of substation equipment as individual units (breakers, transformers, etc.) as well as overall project commission including controls, systems, relays, metering, etc.

This position also has shared responsibility for optimizing the cost and performance of the assets of the
transmission/distribution system. In addition, this position coordinates the evaluation of system failures, and
the appropriate resolutions, in order to provide support to operations on unplanned maintenance. 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/distribution system.

This position is responsible for supervising, assigning, prioritizing and directing the work performed by other engineers. This position may require on-call responsibilities.

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for ensuring complex substation projects are tested and commissioned in accordance with industry and Eversource standards with a focus on safety and maintaining system reliability
  • Responsible for assisting in the development of standards and procedures for the test and commissioning of substation projects.
  • Collaborates with Engineers within Engineering to ensure consistency and teamwork.
  • Accountable for root-cause analysis, development and implementation of corrective actions relating to project commissioning.
  • Collaborates with other engineers within Engineering to ensure consistency and teamwork.
  • Manages, coaches, develops and reviews performance of engineers and other staff.
  • Supervises, administratively and/or functionally, engineers and other direct reports, as assigned
  • Responsible for the cost and performance of certain assets on the system including reliability

       analysis and trending of system events and monitoring of equipment condition.

  • Responsible for the development and management of a preventive maintenance optimization program
  • Provides technical support and direction to operating areas relative to system priorities,

       engineering guidelines and operating decisions during normal and emergency situations.

  • Works closely with Investment Planning on project justification and financial rationing.
  • 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 Project Manager, as required.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Electrical engineering knowledge with a focus on substation project testing and commissioning.

Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or related discipline.  Master’s in Electrical Engineering preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years in utility distribution/transmission engineering.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid CT/MA driver’s license

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in both office and utility substation environments which requires sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs.  Job can require traveling to operating districts and companies within and outside the state.
  • Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Mental Aspects:

  • Work includes calculating, comparing, technical writing, editing, planning, evaluating, interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, designing, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing and presenting.  This role works in an environment that often requires the performance of multiple simultaneous activities, where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while involving significant business commitments and results.

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

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

Lead Change

  • 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

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

2

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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