2244m-Sr Engineer, Transmission System Planning

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Posted on 10/14/2020

Position Details




Natural Resources / Utility - Electric Power



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree


$110,000-$130,000 plus bonus and relocation assistance; and a comprehensive benefits program

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The Senior Engineer in System Planning provides transmission focused subject matter expertise in power system studies and project development by carrying out assignments associated with the modeling and development of the transmission system. The role requires extensive experience associated with the modeling, analyses, and planning level designs of transmission lines and substation facilities in an electric power system. Typical reliability studies include analyses of power flow, transient stability, short circuit, and electromagnetic transients. This position also represents the company on regional and national transmission committees regarding transmission planning matters for New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), New England Power Coordination Council (NPCC), and Independent System Operators of New England (ISO-NE). Location: Boston, MA or Hartford, CT


• Assists in development of the transmission system power flow model, including collection and review of all bulk substation peak load demands; collection, modification, and review of a variety of electric system parameters
• Assists in the Regional needs assessment and analysis of proposed solutions associated with key study areas of the ISO-NE regional system plan, including determining transmission system area needs through performing transmission system studies and verification of technical feasibility or soundness of proposed plans utilizing industry accepted techniques
• Develop design solutions and possible alternatives to mitigate identified assessment criteria violations
• Interface with various ISO-NE staff, line and substation engineering, asset management, siting, environmental and permitting, operations, etc. to determine planning needs and proposed plans
• Conducts local adequacy assessments and develops options to meet power delivery objectives by identifying key technical issues and developing proposed and alternative solutions consistent with industry standards and regulations
• Plans, develops and collaborates in the implementation and management of the life cycle planning for transmission assets
• Contributes to the development of the Transmission budget through development of cost-effective programs and projects to meet customer and system needs
• Assists in analysis of the transmission interconnections, including feasibility and system impact studies
• Represents the department and the company on various industry related committees
• Participates with other utilities and the planning staff of the Independent System Operator (ISO) in the preparation of regional transmission expansion studies
• Employs teamwork with engineers in System Planning and personnel elsewhere in Electric Operations or external to the company in performing analyses and providing technical support
• Clearly and effectively communicates the results of analyses and action plans both verbally and in writing
• Trains junior staff in technical analyses and procedures
• Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required


• BSEE, Power Systems, required, Licensed PE, preferred
• 5+ years of electric utility power systems experience, including transmission system planning, engineering or operations
• Strong understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as reliability, load flow, stability, short circuit, voltage regulation, transients, power factor, losses, etc.
• Strong technical understanding of power delivery systems, and power industry fundamentals, practices and standards
• Proficient user of power system modeling and simulation software for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit, stability, and electromagnetic transients
• Thorough understanding of engineering economics


Company Brief:
Fortune 500 diversified energy services firm (electric utility / gas utility) that has been providing energy products and services throughout the northeast United States for 100 years


2244m-Sr Engineer, Transmission System Planning
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This position is being offered through Management Recruiters of Bonita Springs, Inc., who proudly supports Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment. We are committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply. Unable to sponsor or transfer H1 visas at this time.


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