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Electrical Engineer III

Syracuse, NY 13202

Posted: 03/28/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 615516 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Pay: $45-55/hr

Overview

Perform Transmission Planning functions within the Transmission Planning group responsible for New York. Establish transmission development/expansion plans for the optimized, safe and effective management of our transmission assets with respect to thermal (powerflow), stability, voltage, and short circuit requirements over their whole lifecycle in New York. Support Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act efforts directly and indirectly.

Key Accountabilities
  • Perform thermal capability analysis (ratings) for transmission lines, power transformers, circuit breakers, switches, series and shunt reactors over a range of ambient temperatures, for given wind speeds and solar conditions.
  • Maintain databases and PSSE models (cases) containing rating and impedance information for various transmission circuits, transformers and related equipment.
  • Conduct analytical studies for transmission system expansion, interconnection of new generation, and load to the transmission system. These analytical studies should consider power system thermal, voltage, and reactive behavior, and short circuit performance as they relate to system reliability, production costs, economics, and operating flexibility.
  • Perform all computer modeling necessary to conduct power flow and stability studies for Transmission Planning as well as other Client Company engineering functions; utilize a team approach to ensure consistent and thorough analysis in all Transmission Planning studies.
  • Document study findings in reports and prepare and defend recommendations in presentations to executives responsible for funding decisions.
  • Provide support for need cases to siting and licensing team during various hearings.
  • Implement policies and procedures relative to Transmission Planning.
  • Participate in the NYISO Interconnection process including completion of pre-application reviews, review of study scopes, base cases, and short circuit cases, Feasibility Reports, System Impact studies and Facility Studies individually and as a member of a team.
  • Work in a project team environment interacting with individuals with various technical specialties and industry experience.
  • Resolve technical issues that may arise in different phases of a project.
  • Assist the Control Center(s) regarding outage sequences, safe and reliable shutdown of Company transmission facilities as needed.
  • Able to lead and supervise a project team or virtual teams to achieve business objectives.
Knowledge/Skills:
  • Familiarity with transmission planning standards and criteria of NERC, NPCC.
  • Knowledge of power systems preferred including protection system operation and reliability philosophy, utility system practices, three-phase power system theory/operation both static and dynamic, short circuit theory/application, motor generation theory/application, reactive compensation theory, substation configuration/construction/maintenance techniques, transmission line configurations/design/maintenance techniques, outage planning, and congestion philosophy and analysis
  • Work ethic that includes internal and external customer focus, flexibility, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to prioritize work and participate as a team member on multiple projects at one time., to work in a fast paced and competitive environment envisioned with FERC Order 1000.
  • Ability to understand commercial aspects of transmission projects.
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, external engineering firms, regulatory representatives, town/city officials, and ISO/NPCC/NERC representatives in a positive, team building manner.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years of related experience and credentials.
  • Valid driver’s license required with a safe driving history that meets Client Company's Safe Driver policy.
  • Proficiency in personal computer office-based software applications such as MSOffice (Word, Excel, and Access) is highly desirable.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with state-of-the-art techniques in power flow, and short circuit analysis PSS/E, MUST, PROBE, ASPEN and/or PowerGem TARA experience preferred.
  • Experience within an RTO (such as ISO-NE, NYISO, PJM, CAISO etc.) planning processes preferred.

Education:
  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school is required. Ability to achieve a Master's Degree in Electrical Power Systems preferred.
  • Ability to achieve Professional Engineering registration preferred.
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