• Senior Grid Connection Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Andover
    Job ID
    2018-5732
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Construction & Engineering
  • Overview

     

    The position, while under minimal guidance of senior discipline members and in cooperation with other Units, will ensure the execution of engineering project assigned in complete compliance with best practices, quality, safety and environmental requirements, as well as compliance with schedules and costs, also managing external resources. Addresses and solves technical issues related to own field of expertise and by means of own knowledge in order to meet project requirements.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support to Business Development in interconnections, feasibility studies, costs, etc. for proposed projects and assist in filing grid connection applications.
    • Provide technical support to Energy Management for PPA management.
    • Provide technical support to NERC compliance management.
    • Oversee external contract engineering for grid connection issues and provide technical support for interconnection issues of the plants under construction until COD.
    • Analysis/provide the grid electric study required by ISO (Independent System Operator) and Transmission Owner.
    • Technical Relationship with generators supplier for grid compliance items. Simulation of renewable power plant generator and Transmission/Distribution grid.
    • Coordinate all engineering requirements with Interconnecting Power Utility(s)      
    • Supply/verification of documentation required by ISO for request of connection, authorization of connection and operation & maintenance. (Connection Agreement, Operation Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement)
    • Verify ancillary service and grid regulation required by Transmission Owner
    • Monitoring of Grid Code/Regulatory norms and the impact of technical changes
    • Participate in engineering design review with engineering consulting companies, contractors and subcontractors and ISO and Transmission Owner. Review and/or answer Requests for Information.
    • Provide engineering support to Project Management for grid connection issues    
    • Assesses actual grid capacity in a region by reviewing and verifying technical studies performed by transmission providers
    • Assesses grid study for BD phase and construction phase  

    Qualifications

    • Highly developed verbal and written communications skills with demonstrated technical writing skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, manage, and interact effectively with multidisciplinary and multinational teams as well as electrical power utilities, consulting engineers and vendors.
    • Knowledgeable in power systems engineering in distribution, transmission, substations and generation.
    • Familiarity with ISO and Transmission Owner structure in USA
    • Knowledgeable of technical requirements of ISO and Transmission Owner
    • Knowledgeable of PPA technical requirements
    • Familiarity with interconnection procedure
    • Understanding of SCADA system design and functionality of components for connection requirements
    • Knowledge of large and small Grid Interconnections
    • Experienced in overall Electrical Power System engineering
    • Experience in interconnection application
    • Experience in medium and high voltage engineering connection works
    • Ability to coordinate all interface electrical and SCADA design with interconnecting Power Utility
    • Knowledgeable of Grid Interconnection Studies; System Impact, Facilities, Fault, Loss, Relay Coordination, and others
    • Knowledgeable of software for Grid Interconnection Studies; System Impact, Facilities, Fault, Loss, Relay Coordination, and others
    • Familiarity with NERC/FERC reliability standards, NEC, NESC IEEE and ANSI Engineering Standards
    • BS Electrical Engineering with focus in Power Engineering, MS preferred.
    • Minimum 10 years engineering background with 5 years’ in utility grade electrical power systems engineering
    • Regular driver’s license required
    • 50% domestic travel with some international travel

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