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Interconnection Manager

Interconnection Manager

Interconnection Manager

Reports to:Director, Transmission & Interconnection

Our client is an independent utility scale renewable energy company supporting Wind, Solar, Battery Storage, Transmission & Distribution. In the coming year they are also excited to add green fuels to their portfolio.

Your Role:

The ideal candidate will help to manage the transmission interconnection requests for our fleet of projects across multiple ISO’s. This is a new position as we look to grow our interconnection process team to allow the company to expand its pipeline of projects to the desired future level.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the transmission interconnection requests of projects in multiple ISOs (PJM, SPP, MISO, ISONE, NYISO, ERCOT, WECC) by managing and/or performing deliverability studies, filing interconnection requests, tracking progress in the queue, and coordinating with system operators and transmission owners on design, schedule, and cost at a project specific level.

  • Review and translate the results of Feasibility, System Impact, and Facility Studies in each ISO and how they impact the anticipated commercial schedule and interconnection costs for a project.

  • Oversee technical project details and work closely with electrical design consultants.

  • Support Project Management and Project Finance by accurately communicating interconnection requirements, anticipated costs, interconnection service limitations, construction schedules, and fatal flaw analysis.

  • Identify, quantify, and resolve areas of risk that may affect project financing or offtake.

  • Provide commercial and strategic guidance, with the support of senior management, on the company’s development pipeline, M&A targets, and operational assets.

  • Create or improve existing technical and project management tools to aid in more efficient management of the interconnection project portfolio.

  • Track changes to interconnection tariffs nationwide and participate in technical ISO/stakeholder workshops as and when required. Carry out other project development responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering

  • Master’s Degree and/or PhD in electrical engineering preferred

  • 3-5 years’ experience in electrical engineering

  • 1-2 years managing interconnection projects across multiple ISOs

  • Experience managing consulting engineering firms and/or contractors

  • Excellent balance of technical, project management, and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate excellently with internal and external stakeholders

  • Exemplary standards of honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with a high attention to detail

  • Demonstrated management skills and ability to manage deadlines and projects in a changing environment

  • Ability to successfully work proactively and productively with limited supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated success at meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks, people, and projects simultaneously

  • A positive attitude and comfort being flexible, adaptable, and solutions-oriented

  • Passion for renewable energy