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3/Class Relay Technician, Protection Apply Now

Job ID 19003 Location Providence, Rhode Island Organization Electric Maintenance and Construction Department Elec PTO & Substation Ops NE Oceanstate

About us

National Grid is hiring a 3/Class Relay Technician Protection Engineer for our department in Providence, RI. 

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.

Job Purpose

To assist the project technician with the installation, setting, testing and verifying the correct operation of protection and control systems.

Key Accountabilities

· Verify the correct installation and performance of analog input devices, including current and voltage transformers.

· Set and test all Protective relays

· Test new wiring within protection and control circuits to ensure correct design and performance.

· Complete all project related documentation in a timely manner.

· Complete all maintenance related documentation in a timely manner.

· Periodically test and inspect systems using a variety of complex test equipment.

· Collect all available data from all sources.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure to solve problems and complete all projects on time.


· Minimum Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Technology. Desired Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronics.

· Possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment. Must have demonstrated analytical skills and ingenuity.

· Knowledge of computer software including Windows and Microsoft Office.

· Ability to learn and use vendor driven software.

· Must have a high degree of mechanical ability.

· Must have the ability to qualify for the National Grid Clearance and Control list.

· Will be required to work from ladders or bucket trucks.

· Ability and resourcefulness to work effectively under pressure to solve problems and complete all projects on time.

· Must be able to respond to system emergencies and be available for overtime as workload dictates.

· Overnight travel is required on occasion to meet department workloads and training requirements.

· Possess and maintain a valid driver's license

More Information

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. 

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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