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Energy Storage Engineer - Transmission & Interconnection

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Plus Power, LLC Published: April 24, 2019 (5 months ago)
Location
Houston, Texas
Job Type
Industry
Energy Storage; Renewable Energy
Salary
Commiserate w Experience + Equity
Salary Type
Per Month

Description

Basic Job Functions:

The Engineer (Transmission & Interconnection) provides business development modeling support for the interconnection of utility-scale storage projects within designated regions of North America. The Engineer (Transmission & Interconnection) works as an integral member of the Transmission & Interconnection  team, identifying optimal strategies for interconnecting storage projects to the electric grid based on curtailment potential, interconnection costs, system impact assessments, real-time energy pricing, and market delivery options. In addition, the Engineer (Transmission & Interconnection) is responsible for the preparation and submittal of transmission interconnection requests.

Reports To:      Principal – Transmission & Interconnection

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience with PSS/E, MUST, TARA, Power World, or similar power flow software.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in electric transmission planning, operations or related discipline.
  • Production costs and market simulation software (AURORAxmp, PROMOD, UPlan, Gridview, etc.) experience desiarable.
  • Utilty, RTO and/or ISO experience desiarable.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university required.  Emphasis in power systems strongly preferred.
  • Masters in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred.

Required Technical/Functional Skills

  • Transmission planning experience with very strong power flow modeling skills.
  • Understanding of electricity market policy and rules with respect to interconnection and transmission planning.
  • Excel, VBA, SQL experience or other modeling/programming skills.
  • Strong computing skills including MS Office Suite.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prepare both written and oral presentation materials of complex matters in a simplified manner.
  • Knowledge of electric theory with strong understanding of utility and ISO operations and transmission planning process.
  • Multitasking, dynamic, self-motivated individual able to work in groups or independently.
  • Ability to simultaneously support multiple development projects across multiple states and regions.
  • Familiarity with storage and renewable trends in the electric market.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Perform transmission/interconnection and/or electric market simulation studies.
  • Support development and execution of engineering activities for the electrical transmission interconnection of utility scale storage projects.
  • Support interconnection process tasks and communications with the utilities, ISOs and RTOs.
  • Support and provide input for due-diligence evaluations and review efforts related to potential commercial transactions.
  • Perform transmission assessments to determine commercial viability of potential projects and/or acquisitions and estimate costs of required transmission system upgrades.

 

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