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Engineer, Grid Modernization (Hybrid)

04/24/2023

Locations Springfield, Massachusetts; Berlin, Connecticut; Manchester, New Hampshire

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Engineer, Grid Modernization (Hybrid)

04/24/2023

Locations: Springfield, Massachusetts; Berlin, Connecticut; Manchester, New Hampshire

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here!

In this role as Engineer, in the Grid Modernization group, you will be responsible for directly supporting the Company’s plans to modernize the design and operation of the electric distribution system. Individual will support multi-disciplinary teams through the life cycle of projects from conception and regulatory filings, planning and implementation, and through performance measurement and verification. Individual will also research emerging technologies to propose complementary opportunities that will augment the Grid Modernization portfolio. This is a hybrid role. The first three months are full time in the office.

Essential Functions: 

  • Support planning and implementation of current and future grid modernization programs, including but not limited to Volt-Var Optimization (VVO) and Distribution Management System (DMS), including control and integration of inverter-based distribution assets; Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS); and analysis and visualization of archival and real-time power system data. 
  • Engage and support multi-disciplinary teams across three states in Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology (IT) to ensure effective collaboration during planning and execution.
  • Responsible for all phases of project implementation including technology review and selection; defining project budget, scope and schedule; preparing project justification for budgetary approval; project management; internal and external reporting and tracking; and continuous stakeholder engagement.
  • Investigate new and emerging technologies in the industry and assess the relevance and benefit to the Company’s grid modernization strategy and coordinate with internal teams to review and evaluate those options through the competitive procurement process.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Thorough understanding of power system engineering concepts such as power flow, voltage regulation, power factor and technical losses, device coordination during normal and alternate system configurations.
  • Familiarity with modeling electric distribution systems to support system Operations and/or Planning and Forecasting (SCADA, DMS, OMS, power flow, VVO, DERMS).
  • Experience with developing and programming coordination schemes and set points in microprocessor controls and relays for local and remote dispatch of distribution equipment.
  • Ability to efficiently import and manipulate large datasets from different data sources to quantify system performance, generate reports, and drive visualization for internal and external stakeholders
  • Ideal candidate is customer driven; displays initiative as a change agent with a can-do attitude; accepts responsibility and accountability; works cohesively with team members.

Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology. MS in Engineering preferred.

Experience:             

  • Minimum of three (3) years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry. 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program.  The salary range for this position starts at $92,140 and the market rate is $102,380, 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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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.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

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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Overview

As an Eversource Engineer, you'll work with complex systems and equipment, while providing engineering and technical services to support our growing organization. We offer a unique and exciting opportunity to explore the best of both worlds, working both in the office and the field on a variety of interesting projects. Areas of expertise include designing new substations and infrastructure, analyzing systems and disruptions to service, working with transformers, engineering the electrical protection and control circuits that handle the flow of power, and dealing with acceptance testing of equipment, failures of equipment and analysis of system disturbances, LNG plant and gas distribution.

  • Job type:Full time only
  • Level:Entry, Mid, Senior, Executive
  • Travel:Travel between CT/MA/NH may be required

About us

We are Eversource

At Eversource, our mission is to safely deliver reliable energy and superior customer service to our electric, natural gas and water customers across New England. We do this ethically, respectfully and honestly to meet the expectations of our customers, regulators and ourselves.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Engineer?

Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Problem Solver
  • Team Player
  • Digitally Savvy
  • Collaborative
  • Self-starter

Culture

  • We are dedicated to our employees and customers;
  • We live out our mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service in our daily work, in community service and leadership
  • We are innovators in the field of clean energy
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees, customers and stakeholders are respected and valued.
  • We are on the cutting edge of engineering technology

Benefits

Eversource employees are committed to providing reliable energy and superior customer service—and that's why we are committed to providing our employees with a highly competitive total rewards package. In addition to wages and salaries, the benefit programs Eversource offers its employees and family members are a significant part of the total rewards.

Healthcare, Wellness & Disability Protection for you and your Family

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Plans, choose the coverage that is right for you and your family
  • High deductible health plan option, with generous health savings account (HSA), employer contribution, ($500 individual; $1,000 employee +1 or more)
  • Company-paid employee life and accident insurance and options to purchase additional coverage for you and your family
  • An award-winning Wellness Program provides up to $200 annually for employees and spouses to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles
  • Health and Dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Sick Time, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Plans

Work/Life Balance Benefit Programs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Multi-faceted Behavioral Health Program
  • Care@Work Program (child/elder care), membership/stipend for emergency services
  • Adoption Assistance (eligible employees)
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Refinancing & Student Debt Counselling
  • Voluntary benefits platform to access discounted home & auto, identity protection and pet insurance
  • Charity donation gift matching
  • Volunteer hours at local charities with rewards to our Wellness Program
  • Generous time off
  • Business Resource Groups for social connection and career development

Retirement Benefits for a Secure Future

  • 401k: Up to 100% Employer Match on first 3% of employee's contributions
  • K-Vantage: Additional Employer Contribution to the 401k based on age and years of service (2.5% to 6.5%)
  • Med-Vantage HRA: Age 40+, receive annual $1,000 contribution to an HRA for post-employment qualified medical expenses

Career Path

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Employee Quotes

Lauren,
Associate Engineer

Meet Lauren

Lauren's father was an electrician and her love of math led her to engineering.

“Learning the technology behind what my dad did was very intriguing to me. I've also learned something new almost every day while working at Eversource,” Lauren said. Her advice to others interested in pursuing a career in the field is to explore and ask questions. “Engineering is such a vast field with so many opportunities and focuses. Through networking, you can understand those differences a lot better,” she said.

Haseeb, Associate
Engineer

Meet Haseeb

“When I was young, I used to grab anything I could get my hands on, take it apart, and then put it back together,” he said. “Seeing the marvels of engineering inspired me to pursue electrical engineering so I could one day be the person behind the design. Remember to work hard at what you love and don't give up. Learning doesn't always come easy, but it does pay off.”

Job Description

Engineer, Grid Modernization (Hybrid)

04/24/2023

Locations: Springfield, Massachusetts; Berlin, Connecticut; Manchester, New Hampshire

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here!

In this role as Engineer, in the Grid Modernization group, you will be responsible for directly supporting the Company’s plans to modernize the design and operation of the electric distribution system. Individual will support multi-disciplinary teams through the life cycle of projects from conception and regulatory filings, planning and implementation, and through performance measurement and verification. Individual will also research emerging technologies to propose complementary opportunities that will augment the Grid Modernization portfolio. This is a hybrid role. The first three months are full time in the office.

Essential Functions: 

  • Support planning and implementation of current and future grid modernization programs, including but not limited to Volt-Var Optimization (VVO) and Distribution Management System (DMS), including control and integration of inverter-based distribution assets; Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS); and analysis and visualization of archival and real-time power system data. 
  • Engage and support multi-disciplinary teams across three states in Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology (IT) to ensure effective collaboration during planning and execution.
  • Responsible for all phases of project implementation including technology review and selection; defining project budget, scope and schedule; preparing project justification for budgetary approval; project management; internal and external reporting and tracking; and continuous stakeholder engagement.
  • Investigate new and emerging technologies in the industry and assess the relevance and benefit to the Company’s grid modernization strategy and coordinate with internal teams to review and evaluate those options through the competitive procurement process.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Thorough understanding of power system engineering concepts such as power flow, voltage regulation, power factor and technical losses, device coordination during normal and alternate system configurations.
  • Familiarity with modeling electric distribution systems to support system Operations and/or Planning and Forecasting (SCADA, DMS, OMS, power flow, VVO, DERMS).
  • Experience with developing and programming coordination schemes and set points in microprocessor controls and relays for local and remote dispatch of distribution equipment.
  • Ability to efficiently import and manipulate large datasets from different data sources to quantify system performance, generate reports, and drive visualization for internal and external stakeholders
  • Ideal candidate is customer driven; displays initiative as a change agent with a can-do attitude; accepts responsibility and accountability; works cohesively with team members.

Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology. MS in Engineering preferred.

Experience:             

  • Minimum of three (3) years in the technical, operational, or engineering aspects of the electrical utility industry. 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program.  The salary range for this position starts at $92,140 and the market rate is $102,380, 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.

#engajd

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.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

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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