Transmission & Interconnection Engineer - Battery Storage

Posted 08 May 2023
Salary $DOE
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Supply & Trading
Contact NameSamantha Molloy

Job description

​TGRC is partnering with an energy storage market leader with a market-leading 10+ GW portfolio across more than 25 US states and Canadian provinces that will transform North American electric grids into cleaner and more versatile critical infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks requiring application of standard electrical engineering techniques and procedures. Work includes analysis of electrical transmission/distribution systems, including generation interconnection studies, load flow analysis, dynamic studies, reactive deficiency study, transient stability analysis, short circuit, and voltage analysis; understanding of NERC, FERC, and Regional requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Create and validate PSLF & PSS/E load flow and dynamic models for BESS generation plants, interconnection simulations and report writing

  • Prepare, submit, and manage generator interconnection process across ISOs/RTOs

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the generation interconnection process across ISOs/RTOs

  • Provide assistance to other functional teams on various project activities related to interconnection process and reactive deficiency analysis

  • Participate in interconnection scoping meeting and other negotiations with third parties and grid authorities

  • Perform technical due diligence to determine integration capabilities of the various electrical grids

  • Provide technical advice on transmission and distribution interconnection issues for various markets

  • Determine the most cost effective, competitive options for expanding the integration capabilities of the proposed projects

  • Research activities of other utilities, power pools and analyze how their actions affect interconnection process

  • Assess transmission reliability issues and develop short and long-term action plans to mitigate potential interconnection shortfalls

  • Coordinate plans with an Independent System Operator to respond to current and future Bulk Power System requirements

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum BA/BS in electrical engineering; a Master’s degree in electrical engineering is preferred, as is a specialization in Power and Energy Systems

  • Minimum of two to five years of professional experience in the power and energy industry with a focus on electrical systems; experience in renewable energy strongly preferred

  • Strong background in power systems, analytical and modeling skills required; experience with complex electrical systems simulations preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in simulation tools including PSLF, PSS/E, PSCAD

  • Detailed understanding of inverter-based plant modeling

  • Ability to perform power flow analyses and review models and studies

  • Demonstrated experience influencing cross-functional teams

  • Strong presentation and written skills; must be able to communicate across multiple regions and language barriers

  • Ability to engage and communicate with customers and stakeholders at all organizational levels

  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, Power Point