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Planning & Interconnections Engineer

Company: Pure Power Engineering
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Pure Power Engineering is seeking an experienced Planning & Interconnections Engineer whose key responsibilities will be to prepare computer-based models, documentation, and perform power system studies on transmission systems in support of our developer clients and their interconnection projects. This person should have experience conducting and analyzing power flow studies in the Western, Eastern, and Texas Interconnections. These studies may be attributed to generation interconnection impact studies and/or transmission system and alternatives analysis. Additionally, this position will assist with training less experienced Planning Engineers and coordinate and interface with design engineers, project managers and engineering consultants throughout the post IA (design) cycle for large commercial and utility generation and storage projects. About Pure Power Pure Power is an engineering firm specializing in designing big, challenging, and high-profile Solar PV systems. As a full-service engineering firm, we create the electrical and structural drawings and calculation packages for bidding, permits and construction, as well as supporting the lead up to the full engineering drawings, primarily interconnection support and electrical/structural feasibility studies.Those that join the company have an opportunity to:

  • Work in a fast growing, exciting, & innovative industry
  • Have a career with purpose and impact on the environment
  • Contribute to the best and largest firm in the solar industry with a great reputation built over the past 10 years
  • Take pride in the fact that our services really are the best in the industry. There is no fake it until you make it here Responsibilities This role will significantly support PPE's Power Engineering Department in serving our clients' project development needs. Our clients and PPE are actively planning, designing, and building tomorrow's renewable power sources. We are looking for experienced engineers with relevant transmission planning and generator interconnection experience in the U.S. General
    • Perform complex power flow, dynamic studies and quantitative analysis, running load flow studies, and fatal flaw analysis using PSSE, PSLF, and similar power flow analysis tools as the project lead planning engineer.
    • Use industry specific software such as PSSE, PSLF, PowerWorld, and/or TARA.
    • Consult with clients on determining best locations for new projects.
    • Analyze and assess the transmission system in response to requests for long-term transmission service or the interconnection of a new generator or load.
    • Assist in the training of entry level engineers.
    • Provide support to the planning team.
    • Preparation of specialized reports for clients.
    • Participate in the proposal writing process
    • Communicate with customers and internal staff effectively and have the capability to explain complex technical issues to decision-makers and project teams.
    • Develop, analyze, and verify generator models, and completing generator model validation requests.
    • Other tasks as assigned. Coordinate with Pure Power's in-house Power Engineering Team
      • Coordinate with internal subject matter experts as required to develop best practices regarding interconnection design support.
      • Perform and support a variety of interconnection studies with outside utilities
      • At handoff, ensure requirements for the design are known by the engineering team. Leadership & Subject Matter Expert
        • Elevate the technical capabilities of the organization.
        • Contribute to a centralized knowledge base for others in the company to use.
        • Identify and remediate inefficiencies in processes.
        • Develop process controls and quality assurance tools to ensure study accuracy. Requirements:Required Qualifications
          • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems or other related discipline.
          • 5+years of experience power flow studies using PSSE, PSLF, PowerWorld, and/or TARA.
          • Experience performing Transient Stability studies using PSSE, PSLF, or PowerWorld.
          • Experience performing Generation Interconnection Request including all documentation, models, etc. needed for final submission to utility/RTO/ISO.
          • Experience working with ISO/RTO's planning teams.
          • Experience in consulting roles and client service, preferred.
          • Minimal travel may be required.
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proposal writing, report writing, and other technical writing.
          • Ability to critical think and prioritize resources to provide the most value to our clients. Preferred Qualifications
            • Professional Engineering license highly preferred.
            • MS Degree in related discipline.
            • Experience working for a consulting firm is preferred.
            • Experience with Transmission Planning and Generator Interconnection studies as well as regional regulatory knowledge of generation interconnection processes and procedures of ISOs/RTOs and utilities across the United States.
            • Programming skills in C++, Python, or VBA programming languages is a plus.
            • Experience in a training/mentoring role with less experienced engineers.
            • Experience interfacing with clients. Location This position will be based out of our exciting downtown Hoboken, NJ Headquarters with the flexibility to work a hybrid in-office and remotely weekly schedule. We are next to public transportation options from NYC and Northern NJ. We also provide a parking spot for the days when an employee wishes to drive to the office and for those that utilize public transportation, we will cover the costs associated with traveling to and from the office.The eligibility for this role to be remote may be approved for the right candidate.Compensation and BenefitsWe offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We pay 100% of our employee medical, dental, and vision benefits costs, offer 401k matching, commuter benefits and much more!Equal Opportunity EmployerPure Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of our company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.PI208087386

Keywords: Pure Power Engineering, Hoboken , Planning & Interconnections Engineer, Engineering , Hoboken, New Jersey

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