Lead Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2019-01-09
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Defense Contracting

/yr

  full-time   employee


Waltham
Massachusetts
02451-1120
United States

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 a Lead Engineer in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

Electric Transmission Engineering designs projects that improve the reliability of the high-voltage electric system for our customers.  Our team has a process driven and self-directed culture; solving diverse technical challenges for large, complex, multi-year projects. We investigate new, innovative solutions for a wide variety of projects. We are proud of how we respond to emergency situations in-the-moment by supporting restoration efforts, and also develop standards and documentation for the next generation of engineers.  Electric Transmission Engineering ensures safe and reliable transmission designs for customers and communities now and in the future.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform transmission line engineering and design work on various projects including new transmission lines, refurbishments, and reconductoring projects.
  • Conduct field inspections, determine cost effective solutions, and develop comprehensive engineering reports based on applicable design codes, engineering procedures, and sound safety practices.
  • Conduct engineering studies, analysis, and investigations in order to recommend corrective action or to prevent future problems. 
  • Specify, order, and coordinate material delivery.  Review vendor calculations and fabrication drawings.
  • Support Environmental and other permitting efforts.
  • Prepare project specifications, and develop procedures and technical documents.
  • Collaborate with diverse project teams to deliver projects on time, within scope, and on budget.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to obtain and share information that will benefit National Grid and our customers.
  • Investigate the adoption of new and innovative technologies.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school.
  • 5 or more years professional experience in an engineering field, preferably transmission engineering.
  • Engineer in Training certificate (EIT) is preferred
  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline from an ABET accredited engineering school and/or holder of a Registered Professional Engineering License is preferred.
  • Experience with transmission design software including: PLS CADD, PLS POLE, and MFAD
  • Strong working knowledge of industry standards, safety standards, and current design codes, especially the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
  • Proficient Microsoft Office computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation including technical advancements.
  • Knowledge of structural analysis, structural steel and wood pole design, electrical clearance analysis, soil mechanics and foundation design.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for promotional 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.

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