Transmission Manager

San Francisco
27 Apr 2016
01 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of position:
Facilitate interconnection of projects to the transmission grid and maintain E.ON's position in RTO/ISO regulatory processes to ensure favorable and manageable outcomes for E.ON projects.
Essential Functions:
  1. Work with development and power marketing teams on market and site selection for development of utility scale solar, storage and wind facilities. 
  2. Develop thorough understanding and evaluation of potential interconnection alternatives for various projects, and the corresponding costs, benefits, and challenges for each alternative.
  3. Initiate interconnection requests and shepherd requests through the study process and negotiation & execution of interconnection agreements.
  4. Perform power flow analysis as necessary to develop actionable information for development and power marketing team.
  5. Scope, request, review and verify interconnection studies and other analysis from transmission providers and multiple outside consultants.
  6. Track transmission projects and overall transmission development within the various markets.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Assist Development, Regulatory, Construction, Engineering, Operations, and Dispatch teams with multiple aspects of project development, design and operation.
  2. Develop and maintain strong working knowledge of regional transmission systems and providers.
  3. Participate in and act as an advocate for the company and the industry in the transmission regulatory process.
  4. Duplicate studies performed by transmission providers for QA/QC, at times working on short time lines, with less than complete information.
  5. Build upon current familiarity with current regarding changing regulatory requirements and provide regular updates to impacted departments. 

Work Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of 4 years of transmission and interconnection experience, preferably in the CAISO market. 
  • Experience performing power flow simulations with power flow software: PSS/E, PowerWorld or PSLF.  PowerWorld preferred
  • Good working knowledge of one or more of the following markets: PJM, MISO, ERCOT, NYISO or CAISO.  Experience in participation in market stakeholder processes preferred.
Education requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related/similar field from an accredited college or university required.