Software Engineer From Brooklyn Wins Con Edison’s Highest Honor
Grace Chan Earns Award For Skillful and Compassionate IT Work
A Con Edison software engineer from Brooklyn has won the company’s highest honor for her work improving complex software systems, her compassion toward her teammates, and her commitment to helping the next generation of engineers.
Grace Chan, a senior systems analyst in IT Work Management Solutions, is a winner of the Living Our Values Award, given to high-achieving employees who demonstrate extraordinary character and skills on and off the job. Chan won the award in 2020 but recognition was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Improvements to the software Con Edison’s workers use can have a big impact on the company’s efficiency and workers’ daily lives,” Chan said. “I’m passionate about improving the tools my colleagues rely on to get their jobs done, and humbled to be honored for my work in this area.”
“Grace brings thoughtfulness, persistence and compassion to every task she’s given,” said Kavitha Subbiah, IT systems manager at Con Edison. “She is respected by her colleagues, and praised by our vendors and customers alike. Con Edison is lucky to have her.”
Chan began her career as a Con Edison Energy intern. Over the past seven years, she has improved IT systems for multiple departments, from energy trading in the Clean Energy Businesses to Gas Operations at Con Edison Company of NY. She consistently impresses her colleagues with her work ethic and devotion to finding new ways of streamlining tasks and processes.
Chan played a central role in the rollout of a mobile application used by the Gas Operations team, working tirelessly to ensure a successful launch. The technology transfers various types of inspections done on paper to a user-friendly mobile application that enables workers to capture critical data on one consolidated platform.
Beyond her day-to-day job at the company, Chan is on Con Edison’s IT Safety team, where she helps to ensure all employees and contractors are aware of new safety rules.
Outside of work, Chan has shown a commitment to fostering the next generation of engineers. She has provided regents tutoring and mentored recent immigrants, and served as president of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. Chan received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Binghampton University, and is currently pursuing a master’s in cybersecurity at New York University.
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