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Transmission & Interconnection Engineer

Transmission & Interconnection Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Develop PV and BESS system sitting strategy and plan based on the power supply and demand, transmission constraints.
  • Set the development strategy to minimize the cost for interconnection costs.
  • Support engineering input and cost estimates for transmission interconnection applications.
  • Identify transmission capacity at specific grid nodes to support deliverability status.
  • Prepare for interconnection applications to ISOs and RTOs for utility scale projects and manage the interconnection study process until signing interconnection agreement.
  • Assess storage site location with respect to deliver maximum potential project value while minimizing execution and operating risks.
  • Perform technical DD to support project development team on site feasibility and viability.
  • Conduct transmission assessments to determine commercial viability of potential projects and/or acquisitions and estimate costs of required transmission system upgrades.
  • Provide support for Request for Proposals (RFP) and support proposal development.
  • Manage engineering consulting firms on special research and study.
  • Review transmission and ISO related technical parts of Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Support project asset sales to address technical questions.

 

Requirements

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field from an accredited college or university, emphasis in power system preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years engineering experience in utility or power sector, PV, or wind, industry.
  • Must possess Transmission planning experience with power flow modelling skills.
  • Knowledgeable in electricity market policy and rules with respect to interconnection and transmission planning.
  • Skilled in electric theory with strong understanding of utility and ISO operations and transmission planning process.
  • Ability to multitask and support multiple development projects across multiple states and regions.
  • Familiar with storage and renewable trends in the electric market.
  • •Knowledgeable in energy storage value proposition and/or engineering and/or fundamentals of energy storage projects.
  • Effective communication across organizational boundaries to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Engineering, analytical and technical writing skills.
  • Detail oriented and strong organization skills.
  • Can work independently or as part of a team.