Engineer, Electrical Planning and Design - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\


  full-time   employee

Rhode Island
United States

Job ID 553
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Organization Engineering

About us
Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.
To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.
National Grid is hiring an Engineer, in our Electric Planning and Design department in Providence, RI.
Job Purpose
To support the development and implementation of strategic initiatives of the enterprise wide electricity distribution and transmission.
Key Accountabilities
As a Design Engineer in our Electric Distribution Design Department, you will oversee external Design Consultants deliverables to insure proper STORMS/GIS Material Unit (MU) and Compatible Unit (CU) application for Distribution Line Projects, as well as adherence to National Grid Construction Standards.
Work with External Design Coordinator with the terms and conditions of a Master Service Agreement (MSA) to provide external design services.
Develop and administer Project Document scopes for MSA design.
Provide specific technical support to all external design firms with regard to design related issues.
Must have specific design and construction knowledge of overhead, underground, URD, DOT, and telecommunications work.
Act as liaison between National Grid and external design consultants.
Must have working knowledge of work management applications (Storms/GIS).
Develop strategic alliances with multiple Design and Construction vendors and support these initiatives by leveraging new technologies, applications, and work practices.
Work closely with the Distribution Design /Operations Support groups to identify long-term design and construction requirements.
Represent the External Distribution Design Department at various planning and scheduling meetings both internally and externally.
Attend Design and Construction bid meetings as required.
Periodic travel between New England and New York may be required.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
Able to lead interdisciplinary technical teams to evaluate solution options and develop project scopes, cost estimates and project schedules.
Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering with a proven ability to exercise good Project Management skills.
Five years of Transmission and/or Distribution Engineering or Operations experience with particular knowledge of design, procurement, contract, and performance strategies. Proficient in the use of various Project Management software such as MS Project, Primavera, STORMS/GIS, etc. Exhibit sound strategic thinking capabilities and creative problem solving abilities.
Well developed communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to read, write, and comprehend construction documents and conceptual designs.
More Information
This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.