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Transmission Planning Engineer

Company: ISO New England
Location: Holyoke
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Monday, March 21, 2022

ISO New England's Transmission Planning Team is focused, passionate, team-oriented, and results-driven. Their skills and commitment have aided in transforming New England's bulk electricity system into one of the nation's most innovative, forward-looking examples of industry restructuring. Over the past twenty years, ISO New England planning engineers have played a key role in developing over 800 projects that have been placed in service totaling approximately $12 billion of new infrastructure investment. Currently, the Transmission Planning Team is undertaking the challenge to study the future of the New England transmission system out as far as the year 2050 to determine potential system concerns and any associated solutions. This study will examine the effects of the influx of clean energy resources like solar photovoltaics, onshore and offshore wind, and battery energy storage systems being constructed now and in the future, as well as increases in power consumption due to electrification of transportation and heating. The Transmission Planning Team will be playing a pivotal role in developing a clean, affordable, and reliable 21st century regional electric grid.

The Transmission Planning Team is the Planning Coordinator for the networked electrical transmission system in New England and has:

Talented and knowledgeable engineers experienced in utilizing the latest modeling applications

Challenging and complex work offering growth potential

Opportunities to interact with New England stakeholders including engineers associated with the region's transmission and generation owners

A team environment based on respect for all members and their contributions

How you will make an impact:

Perform transmission planning studies

Simulate electric transmission system behavior

Analyze results

Develop recommendations to ensure the continued reliability and economic efficiency of the New England electric power system

Provide technical and procedural leadership, coordination, and facilitation within ISO-NE and among stakeholders.

What we are looking for :

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

The ability to (expectations vary by job level):

Complete studies to assess system reliability and determine transmission system solutions to resolve concerns

Develop data, assumptions, methodology and procedures for use in reliability studies of the New England bulk power system

Perform analysis to support NEPOOL, NPCC, and NERC Committee and Working Group work on regional and national transmission planning issues

Interact with stakeholders to seek input and address their concerns with respect to transmission system analysis

Develop and recommend new business processes and Planning Procedures to the management of Transmission Planning

Provide assistance in general Transmission Planning group administration

Be proficient in applying planning criteria and conducting computer simulations of transmission system performance

Work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision

Communicate at a high level of proficiency in both oral and written form

Desirable qualities include:

A power systems concentration in Electrical Engineering

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field

Experience in electric system operations and/or transmission planning

Professional Engineering License

Travel: This position requires up to 5% travel with some over nights.

ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and administers the region's $10+ billion "stock exchange" for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry. ISO New England has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. What We Offer : ISO New England is located in Holyoke, MA. The company provides a base salary plus bonus, competitive Medical and Dental plan, paid vacation, 401k with company match, retirement plan, continuous training and more. All benefits start on your first day. Equal Opportunity : We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard. Drug Free Environment : We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Social Networking Notice : ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

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Keywords: ISO New England, Springfield , Transmission Planning Engineer, Engineering , Holyoke, Massachusetts

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