Interconnection, Engineer II

Posted 15 March 2023
Salary $DOE
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Supply & Trading
Contact NameSam Malloy

Job description

Interconnection, Engineer II

Location: Remote (Can be based anywhere in the US)

Reports to: VP- Transmission & Interconnection

My Client's mission is to make the electrical grid cleaner, more reliable, and less expensive by leveraging state-of-the-art energy storage and distributed generation technologies. Integral to their success is the Manager of Interconnection, who will support the company's interconnection activities from a market and commercial perspective, with primary responsibilities including the evaluation of transmission and distribution tariffs, costs, timelines, interconnection processes, designs standards, and technical requirements a variety of utilities and markets.

This position will play a critical role in effectively managing the company’s interconnection efforts of various projects, interfacing with internal and external parties, and acting as the primary point of contact for utilities and ISO’s throughout the interconnection life cycle. This role will also be required to manage various consultants in efforts relating to the Interconnection process, from pre-applications through execution of Interconnection Agreements.


  • Manage and track the project portfolio of interconnection related studies, applications, and follow-up requirements.

  • Act as the primary point of contact with independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, transmission service providers, and utilities regarding all interconnection activities.

  • Lead the information exchange process as it relates to interconnection applications between the engineering team and the development team to ensure timeline objectives are met.

  • Identify optimal strategies for project interconnections based on system impacts and available grid/hosting capacity; develop best plan for interconnection.

  • Coordinate the completion of all interconnection applications with internal stakeholders, external consultants, utilities, and other external stakeholders. Lead the review, analysis, and interpretation of interconnection results.

  • Identify, contract, and manage consultants as necessary to support the interconnection process including application deliverables in addition to engineering review of utility schedules and cost estimates.

  • Evaluate interconnection system cost upgrades and work with all stakeholders on necessary changes to the project development schedule.

  • Perform (internally or externally) data analyses to forecast future system conditions to support optimal siting, IA, PPA, financing and M&A processes

  • Provide interconnection process overview and timelines related to various markets for bid proposals.

  • Work with the Development team to identify issues that could impact site selection by reviewing the interconnection queue in utility/ISO regions and provide feedback to the Development team.

  • Understand interconnection process, timelines, and cost structures for key utilities and ISO's and communicate requirements with the Development and Engineering teams.

  • Communicate on a regular basis with manager and team members, including in person meeting at the NYC headquarters as needed to foster strong collaboration amongst team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering.

  • PE is preferred.

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience managing the interconnection of renewable energy power facilities, with experience in the PJM, NYISO and ISO-NE markets.

  • Power flow modeling and analysis experience.

  • Ability to comprehend complex Interconnection study reports and communicate project technical and financial impacts.

  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of U.S. power markets, with a focus on solar and battery energy storage interconnections.

  • Extensive knowledge of storage and solar project development, utilities, interconnection, permitting, and contracting.