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Contract Role: Transmission System Engineer in Providence, RI

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Contract Role: Transmission System Engineer in Providence, RI

Job Summary/Description:
The Engineering position provides engineering expertise and technical support for capital projects and operations for the Rhode Island Energy overhead and underground electric transmission system. The Engineer is responsible for supporting emergency events, final acceptance of new equipment installed on the transmission system, asset condition assessments, capacity needs/system stability analysis for other departments, and inspection & maintenance plan development and implementation.

Job Duties:
  • Travel domestically and internationally to cable manufacturers for quality assurance visits.
  • Provide technical support during construction procurement events.
  • Provide technical support and equipment acceptance review during the construction phase of the project cycle.
  • Respond to underground cable emergency events including initial response instructions per system operation manuals, fault/damage detection, material procurement, and restoration oversight.
  • Provide technical support to internal and external departments for the application, operation, and maintenance of the electric transmission and distribution system.
  • Provide input to the five-year work plan and ten-year Strategic Asset Management Plan for future projects.
  • Provide input to develop long-range inspection and maintenance plans, asset replacement policies, strategies, and programs.
  • Manage internal and external resources performing cyclical inspection and maintenance programs.
  • Review transmission line inspection results and work with transmission asset strategy to prioritize assets to be repaired/replaced.
  • Create a list of emergency materials and work with inventory management to implement a strategy to maintain required stocking levels.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university program accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent. (Discipline required will vary by the specific job requirements.)
  • Professional Engineer registered in applicable state.
  • Experience in the energy industry.
  • Knowledge of 3-phase AC systems.
  • Knowledge of the overhead and underground electric systems and practices, relevant utility industry practices, standards and legislation, and of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.
  • Ability to accurately communicate with field operation crews during OH or UG failures and guide them through troubleshooting either over the phone or on-site.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical skills; must be able to provide timely and accurate interpretation of analyses.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, and must be able to present information in a clear and concise manner to large groups, senior management, regulators; internal customers and external contacts.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours or work off-hours including nights/weekends/holidays as necessary.
  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

Last updated on Sep 21, 2023

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