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Position: interconnection project engineer (pjm) (full time, exempt)
Department: interconnection, grid integration group
Reports to: manager, interconnection team lead
Location: remote, san francisco ca, salt lake city ut, louisville co, richmond va, new york ny
The grid integration group is responsible for siting and interconnecting the aes clean energy portfolio to transmission systems across the united statesThe group consists of an interconnection team, high voltage engineering team, scada/communications team, and a transmission strategy team.
The primary responsibilities of this role are: strategic analysis of the interconnection procedures, queue and transmission system in a given rto/iso to formulate and steer greenfield project siting, and to then prepare and manage interconnection requests through to an interconnection agreement with the most favorable terms possibleThe interconnection project engineer supports the pjm interconnection (ic) regional lead on progressing projects through the interconnection process and working cross functionally with the broader development team to optimize the position throughout the development lifecycle.
The preferred candidate has experience in: the preparation and review of interconnection requests; review and management of pss/e and/or pslf models; and participating in the management of solar and wind projects through the generator interconnection processes including negotiation and execution of generator interconnection agreementsAdditional responsibilities include monitoring the progress of required system upgrades and identifying creative mitigation solutions when needed within the applicable open access transmission tariff.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
The interconnection project engineer will support all interconnection activities through the full life cycle of development and construction of projectsThe position will support the pjm ic regional lead and other internal stakeholders leading to the successful execution of both new and acquired projects across the united statesSome travel required (~20%).
Support greenfield development: review transmission system analysis, identify interconnection agencies and procedures, prepare and file interconnection requests including supporting internal and external parties on preparation of technical materials, provide viability feedback to the pjm ic regional lead and other internal stakeholders to support any financial and project approvals needed.
Interconnection study process: support the review and analysis of utility study reports; tracking and reporting results throughout process; support negotiation and execution of interconnection agreements and engineering and procurement agreements
Implementation of portfolio projects: assist internal groups to complete deliverables required by transmission owners to construct interconnection facilities including integrating schedules of transmission owner into project construction schedule.
Support project due diligence efforts, identify existing and potential red flags for project acquisitions.
Desired skills and expertise:
Familiarity with reviewing and running power flow models
Knowledge of system impact studies (sis) and other interconnection studies of renewable energy generating facilities with: pjm, dominion, first energy, aep ohio, pseg, and duke.
Understanding of electrical diagrams, preliminary site plans, and preparation of interconnection request packages for submittal.
Awareness of transmission systems and transmission expansion plans in us.
Knowledge of open access transmission tariffs and generator interconnection procedures.
Minimum qualifications :
Bs in electrical engineering or related field.
3-5 years work history in renewable or traditional energy development, utility generation development, or transmission planningPrevious employment or experience working at an electric utility, or consultants providing services within those footprints is strongly preferred.
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