Manager/ Sr. Manager- Transmission & Interconnection
Reports to:VP, Transmission & Interconnection
My client is currently one of the country’s largest and most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the U.S. They are seeking an experienced, creative, self-starting and highly motivated individual to fill a Manager/Sr. Manager- Transmission & Interconnection position alongside their team of generation interconnection experts.
The ideal candidate will help manage the transmission interconnection requests for my client's fleet of projects across multiple ISO’s. This is a new position as they look to grow their interconnection process team to allow the company to expand its pipeline of projects to the desired future level.
The Manager of Transmission is heavily involved in my client's development strategy related to its portfolio of existing and proposed utility-scale solar and energy storage projects. The ideal candidate will interact daily with its project development team that consists of subject matter experts in real estate, environmental & permitting, engineering, origination, finance, GIS, procurement, etc. Additionally, they will provide ongoing technical engineering support for various generation interconnection (GI) studies, coordinate with outside consultants to manage the GI study process associated with various utilities and ISOs, review and critique interconnection study results, and may perform special technical studies as needed to support the GI study process.
Manage assigned interconnection and engineering activities for various utility-scale solar and energy storage projects from site selection to planning, development and construction.
Perform in-house technical studies of the transmission grid utilizing engineering software such as PSS/E, PSS-MUST, TARA, PSLF, etc.
Manage daily GI study activities in accordance with the timing and technical data requirements of host Transmission Providers (TPs) and affected systems. Coordinate with in-house staff and outside contractors to assemble and develop all necessary technical materials and modeling data required throughout the GI study life cycle.
Attend GI study related calls and meetings with TPs and Transmission Owners, including scoping calls, study review meetings and construction calls.
Review GI study results (e.g. power-flow, short-circuit, voltage stability, transient analysis, etc.) and provide timely and relevant feedback to TPs and/or Savion’s management staff.
Negotiate various GI agreements, submit comments to TPs in a timely manner and facilitate contract execution.
Provide creative and knowledgeable input to assist in the growth of my client's resource development pipeline; including project site identification, project size optimization, fatal flaw analysis, interconnection queue management, tariff assessment and risk mitigation strategies.
Support budget forecasting and provide guidance to minimize financial risk throughout the GI study process.
Suggest creative bidding strategies that utilize knowledge of the transmission system and thoughtful assessment of study results and hedging options.
Develop processes to effectively manage all interconnection planning activities.
Provide regular reports to management and project teams regarding project milestones and critical path decisions.
Coordinate with internal teams and outside consultants to reach consensus on interconnection strategy and estimated project costs.
Develop strong relationships with outside stakeholders such as ISO/RTO representatives.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering required, preferably with an emphasis in power systems.
Master of Science Degree in Power Systems and/or a Master of Business Administration Degree highly preferred.
5 years of experience in renewable power system analysis or related fields.
Working knowledge of power systems modeling software.
GI model development experience at a utility or RTO is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated competence in RTO working groups, contract negotiations, or other related business experience is also valued.
Familiar with various standards, including NERC TPL, especially as applied to inverter-based resources.
Must have good analytical, decision-making, communication, creative problem-solving, and human relations skills.
Must be organized, self-motivated and capable of working both independently and in group settings.