2443m - Principal Engineer, Transmission System Planning

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Type: Permanent

Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education: Master's Degree

Category: Engineering

Industry: Natural Resources / Utility - Electric Power

Salary: 160k - 175k plus incentive, comprehensive benefits and relocation assistance

Reference ID: 2443m

Date Posted: 07/05/2024

Shortcut: http://management-recruiters-of-bonita-springs.jobs.mrinetwork.com/6uYhgA

The Principal Engineer, Transmission Planning will conduct detailed technical modeling and analysis, perform as project leader, and carry out assignments requiring subject matter expertise, including extensive experience modeling and planning the bulk electric power system, exhibiting strong technical skills to apply to long-range load forecasting, testing and planning, and the ability to leverage company and industry data to anticipate optimal design for infrastructure improvements such as AC transmission lines, battery storage, FACTS devices, Inverter-Based Resources (IBR), etc.  Studies will be conducted in adherence to corporate standards, and within NERC, NPCC and ISO-NE planning processes.  Location: Hartford CT (HYBRID)



  • Lead / perform reliability and/or strategic scenario-based planning driven studies under a variety of existing and forecast system conditions, including voltage, thermal, PV, transfer limit, short circuit, electromagnetic transient and stability assessments
  • Use technical experience to contribute sound engineering input to develop robust, reliable, low-cost solutions
  • Exchange results and also conduct critical review of data and assumptions from regional and industry stakeholders
  • Interface with ISO-NE, area transmission owners, and UG and OH engineering, Substation Technical, Distributed Energy Resource (DER), Operations, and other company departments to understand and mitigate electric system needs, challenges, and enable reliable future growth
  • Document and communicate results and recommendations as appropriate including data manipulation, report writing, and summary presentations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional groups to develop long-range planning criteria for integrating and enabling new technologies, including photovoltaic solar (PV), electric vehicles (EV), and battery storage
  • Actively represent the company on regional, national, and international committees and working groups such as NATF, IEEE, state public utility commissions
  • Demonstrate self-sufficiency and support team by demonstrating accountability, consistency, and cooperation with all departments.
  • Mentor and provide technical training to other engineers
  • Perform storm assignment as needed during times of inclement weather or adverse system conditions



  • MSEE, Power Systems, or similar required, a PhD in engineering, preferred
  • Professional Engineer’s License (PE) desirable
  • 10+ years of specialized experience in transmission planning, software simulations and IBR Modeling
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical theory as applied to planning an electric power supply system
  • Detailed knowledge and experience producing results and conclusions using power system modeling and simulation software for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit, stability, and electromagnetic transients
  • Advanced technical understanding of HVDC and inverter-based resource parameters and modeling, including extensive simulation experience in weak grid systems
  • Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Essential Software Proficiency includes PSSE, PSCAD, Microsoft Office 365; Word, Excel, Visio, SharePoint, OneDrive.  Programming experience highly desirable: Python, VBA. Simulation software highly desirable: ASPEN Oneliner, EMTP (ATP), TARA, PI Processbook.
  • Experience required applying NERC TPL, NPCC, and ISO-NE planning procedures
  • Follows Corporate Codes of Conduct, Business Ethics, Environmental and Diversity Policies


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


Principal Engineer, Transmission System Planning - 2443m

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Key Words:

MSEE Electric Power Transmission system planning modeling PSSE PSCAD TARA Python engineering strategy infrastructure battery storage FACTS devices Inverter-Based Resources (IBR) Licensed PE NERC FERC NPCC ISO-NE NEPOOL RTO

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