Power Delivery Engineering
Manager, Transmission & Interconnection
- Remote Permanent

Be part of a thriving enterprise at the forefront of the green movement. Our client is dedicated to powering a cleaner future through expansive solar initiatives. They are seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Transmission and Interconnection Manager, spearheading wholesale grid interconnections across the United States. Take charge of delivering these projects efficiently and cost-effectively, while overseeing the entire development and construction process. Focus on the crucial economic, financial, and regulatory aspects of transmission on both national and regional scales. 

Act now to be a part of an exciting, exceptional, and swiftly expanding team!


Key responsibilities for this role will include (but not limited to):


•    Ensure timely submission of interconnection applications with comprehensive and required information for various grid operators.
•    Manage the review process for interconnection study results to meet the company’s standards and minimum requirements.
•    Provide guidance and oversee consultants conducting power flow and other necessary studies to analyze interconnection capacity and project cost impacts.
•    Collaborate with regional teams to assess financial implications of interconnection and transmission projects based on rules, tariffs, and physical limitations.
•    Play a strategic role in developing standardized interconnection arrangements that reduce installation time and costs while enhancing plant safety.
•    Lead and direct the company's regional strategy for Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) related to transmission matters.
•    Proactively support project managers with technical assistance throughout the project lifecycle, leveraging previous experience and training.
•    Assist in maintaining important grid interconnection register data.
•    Represent your area of expertise in relevant development and delivery meetings as required by the company’s.
•    Conduct and oversee market research, power flow analysis, and studies on curtailment and congestion impacts on projects.
•    Provide insights and guidance on the company's policy regarding transmission losses and curtailment levels specific to projects and RTOs.
•    Represent your specialty area in pertinent third-party stakeholder meetings and events.
•    Depending on the growth and size of the Transmission Services group, oversee internal reports as necessary.



Required and desired skillsets, experience and qualifications for this role: 


•    Bachelor's degree preferred in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a quantitative field. Alternatively, a degree in Environmental Studies or related discipline, or equivalent experience.  
•    A master's degree in Finance, Electrical Engineering, Business Economics, or Computer Science is preferred.
•    Technical knowledge of distribution and transmission grids, as well as familiarity with FERC processes and procedures for interconnection.
•    Understanding of equipment options to meet operational requirements related to voltage control, power factor, and other operational metrics.
•    Proficient in codes and regulations relevant to solar project construction.
•    5-8 years of experience in transmission planning, generator interconnection, or power system analysis, preferably in utility-scale PV and/or storage projects.
•    Proficiency in performing and analyzing power flow study results using software such as PSS/E, PSLF, Power World, TARA, etc.
•    Experience in reviewing regional power system studies and system planning assessments.
•    General knowledge of tariffs and technical standards applicable to project design and grid interconnection.
•    Experienced in engineering utility-scale PV plants.
•    Knowledgeable in constructability and feasibility aspects of utility-scale PV projects.
•    Familiarity with providing technical inputs for EPC cost estimation modeling.
•    Up-to-date knowledge of current PV technology, including major components and supporting balance of systems, as well as market trends.
•    Skilled in identifying crucial information in project site technical documents.
•    Capable of identifying critical flaws and relevant asset information in diligence documents.
•    Familiarity with key third-party providers of diligence, studies, and engineering deliverables.
•    Extensive network of contacts across various grid operators in the U.S.
•    Willingness to travel up to 25% for project site visits and other important meetings.
•    Ability to utilize Excel spreadsheets, create excel trackers, and be able to use Word and Powerpoint for reporting/presentations via teams or in person.


Interested in finding out more? Reach out directly for more information – annie.yang@talismanap.com

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