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Director, Transmission & Interconnection

Director, Transmission & Interconnection

  • Location

    United States

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Harry Davies

  • Contact email:

    harry.davies@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-24

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Harry Davies

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Green Recruitment Company have been retained by a growing renewable power producer (the “Company”) ,as they expand their project transmission business.

The business has an experienced leadership team and are backed by top tier institutional capital. The Company has grown an extensive development pipeline of wind, solar, and energy storage projects across North America. This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm truly at the forefront of the energy transition.

Our client have an impressive 1GW operational portfolio as well as a further 3GW at varying stages of development through the US.

The Director, Transmission & Interconnection will have a strong background and deep understanding regarding transmission systems and interconnection processes. The Director will oversee transmission and interconnection activities from a commercial and technical perspective for utility-scale wind, solar and storage projects within select US power markets. In addition, the individual will take a lead role in identifying optimal strategies and assessing locations for interconnecting projects to the electric grid based on congestion and curtailment potential, interconnection costs, system impact assessments, real-time and day-ahead energy pricing, and market delivery options, and will support the company’s transmission-related project development, acquisition, and operational activities.

THE ROLE:

  • Lead all transmission and interconnection commercial activities for the company, including:
  • Oversee generator interconnection processes for wind, solar, and storage development assets
  • Plan and execute engineering activities in support of interconnection processes
  • Manage relationships and interactions with the ISOs and RTOs throughout the lifecycle of a project
  • Provide strategic and technical input in support of project development, acquisitions, and financings, including sourcing, reviewing and commenting on independent transmission assessments
  • Support and provide input for greenfield development and M&A due diligence, including:
  • Provide input into company growth strategy through knowledge and analysis of transmission market knowledge
  • Identify available transmission capacity at specific grid interconnection points and estimate potential network upgrade costs
  • Review and/or perform transmission assessments to determine commercial viability of potential projects
  • Evaluate historical and long-term transmission congestion and basis for projects under various offtake structures
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant ISOs and RTOs, including:
  • Market policy and rules with respect to transmission and interconnection
  • Current and future generator interconnection process status and timing
  • Current and future major transmission upgrades
  • Generator additions/retirements
  • Support operating projects transmission and interconnection issues as they arise
  • Support concurrent, multiple projects across different regions
  • Manage or lead interaction with a team of internal and external resources

THE INDIVIDUAL:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in electric transmission planning and analysis, generation interconnection, operations, or related discipline
  • Experience running power flow transmission assessments
  • Ability to perform security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED) curtailment and congestion studies and other congestion analyses would be an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university required
  • Strong understanding of the FERC policies and rules with respect to interconnection and transmission planning
  • Knowledge and experience in executing generator interconnection processes, with a strong preference for MISO interconnection
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare both written and oral presentation materials of complex matters in a simplified manner
  • Travel to office locations estimated at six times per year for remotely located worker
  • Vancouver or Toronto preferred if candidate is Canadian resident
  • Opportunity for remote/virtual work for select candidates or US residents