2302m - Sr Engineer, Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Hadley, Massachusetts, United States

Posted on 09/21/2020


Position Details

Type:

Permanent

Industry:

Natural Resources / Utility - Electric Power

Function:

Engineering

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Salary:

$115,000 - 130,000 plus bonus, comprehensive benefits and relo assistance

Reference ID:

2302m - Sr Engineer, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) - 2302m

Senior Engineer and SME in distributed energy resources (DER) Power System Studies and project development carrying out assignments associated with the technical review and modeling of generation and storage facilities interconnecting with the distribution system. Responsibilities include modeling, analyses, and planning level designs of distribution lines and substation facilities in an electric power system. Typical DER studies include analyses of distribution connected generation and storage and their impact on the distribution system. Based in Hadley, MA, the successful candidate will also represent the company on regional and national distribution committees regarding DER and distribution planning matters for NERC, NPCC and ISO-NE.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs distribution system power flow planning and studies for interconnection of generation and storage projects
  • Assess and analyze proposed solutions associated with the integration of DER and system impact to ISO-NE
  • Work with distribution system planning and transmission interconnection engineers
  • 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
  • Interfacing with DER, various line and substation engineering, asset management, siting, environmental and permitting, operations, etc. for the determination of planning needs and proposed plans
  • Conducts assessments and develops options to meet DER interconnections by identifying key technical issues and developing proposed and alternative solutions
  • Application of industry and corporate distribution planning standards in conjunction with regulations of Federal, State and Local regulatory authorities
  • Assists in analysis of the distribution interconnections
  • Managing the local impact analysis of distribution interconnections on the Company’s distribution system
  • Participates with other utilities and ISO-NE planning staff in the preparation of regional distribution and substation expansion studies
  • Serves as a team leader on specialized internal and external cross-functional teams, as necessary, to develop engineering solutions and customer satisfaction
  • Clearly and effectively communicates the results of analyses and action plans both verbally and in writing
  • Trains interns in technical analyses and procedures
  • Participate in storm restoration and emergency duty assignments, as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • BSEE, Power Systems, required; an advanced degree, preferred
  • 8+ years of electric utility, technology, or engineering experience
  • EIT or Professional Engineer’s License preferred
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as DG, storage, reliability, load flow, flicker, stability, short circuit, voltage regulation, transients, power factor, losses, etc.
  • Strong technical understanding of the parameters and functions used in the operation of the power delivery system as well as power industry fundamentals, practices, and standards
  • Knowledge and experience using power system modeling and simulation software for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit, stability, and electromagnetic transients
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, presentation, negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Knowledge of STORMS, eGIS, Visio, and C2 knowledge is preferred

 

 

 

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

 

Sr Engineer, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) - 2302m
Visit our website for more details www.mriheadhunter.com

 

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.

 

Key Words:
Electric energy distribution interconnection planning studies modeling DER technology engineer battery storage distributed generation microgrid systems integration strategy