Sr. Transmission Planning Engineer (Solar & Storage)

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
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Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Posted: 6 months ago

NextWave’s client is one of the largest privately held developers of solar and storage projects in the United States. They have one of the best development teams in the industry with a track record of delivering above-market profitability and strong financial returns on utility-scale solar and storage projects. They are seeking the best and brightest people to help make clean energy abundant.

The Transmission & Interconnection team is responsible for providing interconnection strategy of all utility scale solar & storage projects, performing analysis on the transmission system to identify capacity for potential projects, and leading the company through the necessary transmission & interconnection processes of utilities and ISO’s.  This client is active in multiple ISO’s and vertically integrated markets across the country, with multiple projects at various stages of development.

Responsibilities

  • Complete interconnection applications and supporting documentation for the company’s projects in ISO’s (CAISO, ERCOT, SPP) and vertically integrated markets (WECC, Southeast).
  • Evaluate transmission & interconnection tariffs, costs, timelines, queue, and processes for a variety of markets and provide strategy to the cross-functional Development Team.
  • Lead communication and build relationships with utilities/ISO’s and track interconnection progress to ensure projects are complete in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Identify optimal interconnection locations in target markets based on multiple cross-functional siting criteria
  • Manage and/or perform power flow, deliverability, curtailment and LMP studies in collaboration with engineers and/or consultants
  • Track changes to interconnection tariffs and key transmission upgrades in target markets 

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree; Electrical engineering degree, Master’s, and/or MBA preferred
  • Five (5) years minimum of related experience in interconnection & project development or transmission planning at a utility, ISO/RTO, or project developer.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously at a dynamic pace, find creative solutions, and communicate with both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Experience communicating / working with utilities, consulting firms, ISO/RTOs, and regulators
  • Preferred: Ability to use GE PSLF, PSSE, Gridview, Plexos, and/or AutoCAD 

Reaching Out

For a confidential discussion on this or any other opportunities available in the market, please contact Silas Mahner at silas.mahner@next-wavepartners.com or +1 (929) 295-6707 (Direct Line)