2356m Staff Engineer, Electric System Planning & Interconnections

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

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Type: Permanent

Experience: Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Engineering

Industry: Natural Resources / Utility - Electric Power

Salary: $115- 130k salary plus bonus and a comprehensive benefit plan, including pension and relocation assistance

Reference ID: 2356m

Date Posted: 01/07/2022

Shortcut: http://management-recruiters-of-bonita-springs.jobs.mrinetwork.com/zwzA4S

Perform and oversee a variety of electric T&D system planning and generator interconnection studies to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the Cooperative’s electrical system while optimizing distribution of power to its members in Northern Virginia.  Occasional Travel for training and conferences and emergency response for outages and storm duty is required



  • Assist the Director of System Planning in carrying out company and department objectives, including the execution of engineering analysis and studies and supervising the System Planning Generation & Transmission Department
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, development, and administration of the Cooperative Work Plan, Long Range Plan and Borrower’s Environmental Report (BER)
  • Project Manager to provide oversight, coordination, and engineering and technical support for large power customer interconnections, including transmission planning to ensure reliable service to all Members, and includes creating and updating procedural documents and providing any necessary employee training
  • Provide oversight and lead the investigation, analysis, and problem resolution for transmission voltage and power quality issues.
  • Work with Generation Developers, Engineering Consultants, Transmission Owners, ODEC, the State Corporation Commission, the Statewide Association, and other Cooperative departments to provide the necessary information, studies, and forms for the engineering design of safe generation interconnection facilities required by State regulations and the Cooperative electrical system
  • Provide engineering analysis of transmission facilities, including Substation siting and transmission routes



  • BSEE, or similar, and Registered Professional Engineer, (PE) license, preferred
  • 8-10+years of utility engineering experience, including planning engineering, generation interconnections, transmission power flow analysis, and knowledge of transfer trip communications required.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of general transmission engineering in the areas of transmission electrical system analysis, generator interconnection requirements, and transmission planning philosophies. Must have a good understanding of large load and generator capacity and power concerns when interconnecting to the Cooperative’s transmission system. Basic comprehension of substation design and system protection recommended.
  • Computer literate and experienced user of spreadsheets, database programs, and engineering programs, required; must possess the ability to learn EasyPower Transmission System Analysis Software, NiSC Work Management and Asset Record Software, the Geographic Information System, Cascade, and other software as it becomes available.
  • Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Most work will be done at the Fredericksburg office with some at district offices or in the field. There is the possibility for limited remote work.


Company Brief:

One of the nation’s largest electric cooperatives that provides electric service to nearly 170,000 members in Virginia with a service territory ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay


2356 Staff Engineer, Electric System Planning & Interconnections

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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.  Sponsorship is currently not available for this position.


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