Grid Integration Manager

Posted 10 December 2023
Salary $DOE
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Supply & Trading
Contact NameSamantha Molloy

Job description

​Our client, a leading renewable energy project developer, owner, and operator, is currently seeking an experienced power systems engineer with combined transmission modeling and project management experience to fill a new Grid Integration Manager position. The ideal candidate must be a self-starting, results-oriented individual who understands the integration workflow associated with various generation interconnection agreements and fosters effective relationships with internal subject matter experts, external consultants and Transmission Providers.


The Grid Integration Manager (“GIM”) is a new position within the transmission team and will act as the primary point of contact with Transmission Providers (“TPs”) and Transmission Owners (“TOs”) following Generation Interconnection (“GI”) Agreement execution and will be responsible for managing and assuring the fulfillment of deliverables associated with the extensive list of milestones and requirements specified in various GI and construction services agreements that accompany their fast-growing renewables portfolio. The GIM must foster clear and concise inter-departmental communications with transmission, project management, engineering, procurement, construction, real estate, GIS, and business development staff to assure schedules are maintained, studies are started timely, technical data is delivered, registrations are completed, and equipment ordered. The GIM is also the “squeaky wheel” when conditions warrant.


  • Participate in post-GI studies activities, including reviewing and negotiating various GI and construction services agreements.

  • Act as primary point of contact with TPs and TOs scheduling meetings, leading discussions, negotiating schedules, attending construction meetings, submitting comments, verifying payments and spearheading dispute resolution when necessary.

  • Coordinate workflow with EPC staff including tracking, managing and ensuring delivery of requirements specified in GI and construction agreements, for both host and affected system TPs/TOs. Such requirements include:

  • Security deposit posting

  • Track project commissioning activities

  • NERC compliance coordination

  • RTO market registration

  • Station power acquisition from retail service provider

  • Telecommunication accounts setup, including SCADA points

  • Metering coordination with TO and retail service provider

  • Issuance of Certificates of Insurance

  • Collaborate with in-house staff and outside consultants to develop and assemble all necessary technical materials and modeling data required by the TP/TO from IA execution to commercial operations.

  • Review post-IA Material Modification study results (e.g., power-flow, short-circuit, voltage stability, transient analysis, etc.) and provide timely and relevant feedback.

  • Support budget forecasting and provide guidance to minimize financial risk from GI execution to COD.

  • Populate data to, and maintain structure of, restricted electronic folder environment for GI-specific data and Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (“CEII”).

  • Provide regular reports to management and project teams regarding project milestones and critical path decisions.

  • Develop strong relationships with outside stakeholders such as ISO/RTO representatives.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with power systems emphasis.

  • Master of Science Degree in Power Systems and/or a Master of Business Administration Degree highly preferred.

  • Working knowledge of power systems modeling software (e.g., PSS/E, TARA, PSLF, etc.).

  • 3 years of Transmission Planning and/or GI modeling experience with emphasis on renewable power system analysis. GI study experience at a utility or RTO is strongly preferred.

  • 3 years of project management experience pertaining to the interconnection of generation facilities to the transmission grid following GIA execution.

  • Familiar with various standards, including NERC TPL, especially as applied to inverter-based resources.

  • Capable of reading engineering drawings (one-lines and three-lines), providing technical engineering support for GI related studies and working seamlessly with EPC staff.

  • Familiar with tariff structures and interconnection procedures of various Transmission Providers.

  • Must possess good analytical, decision-making, communication, creative problem-solving, and human relations skills.