Manager of Transmission Engineering

Location: Chicago
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Caroline Finley
Email: email Caroline
Reference: BBBH12554_1720026552
Posted: 13 days ago

About NextWave:

NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role:

Our client is a leading IPP in the Renewable Energy industry, seeking a talented individual to join their team as a Manager of Transmission Engineering. This position can be located on a hybrid schedule out of Chicago, Illinois or remotely depending on background and travel commitment.


  • Perform power flow assessments to support development initiatives.
  • Evaluate transmission system analyses, identify interconnection agencies and procedures, and prepare and submit interconnection requests.
  • Assist internal and external stakeholders with technical documentation and provide feedback on feasibility to facilitate financial and project approvals.
  • Review and assess utility pre-screen reports, System Impact Studies, and Interconnection Service Agreements. Manage a portfolio of utility interconnection applications from submission to completion.
  • Develop single-line diagrams for distribution-level and transmission-level interconnection applications and electrical permits.
  • Analyze interconnection due diligence materials to support project acquisitions, identifying potential issues.
  • Review utility impact studies and upgrade estimates to propose cost and time-saving strategies.
  • Supervise external consultants conducting interconnection and transmission studies, as well as curtailment and congestion analyses.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on utility requirements and medium-voltage design.
  • Lead utility status calls, maintain relationships with utilities, and ensure compliance with tariff deadlines.
  • Direct technical utility negotiations and oversee the implementation of non-wires alternatives, selective curtailment, and grid-edge technologies.
  • Provide congestion and constraint analyses.


  • 3+ years of experience in Transmission Planning and Power Flow Analysis
  • Knowledge of System Impact Studies (SIS) and other interconnection studies of battery storage facilities with the ISO/RTO markets and ISO interconnection processes
  • Proficient in PSS/E, PSLF, TARA and Power World
  • Knowledge of transmission expansion plans in the US
  • Experience with substation design
  • Formerly worked for an IPP or Developer


If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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