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Sr Engineer - Trade Floor & Transmission

Company: Puget Sound Energy
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you! With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

PSE's Generation & Transmission Development team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Engineer - Trade Floor & Transmission position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy's Energy Delivery Department is looking for a Senior Engineer to join our team!

This position supports the Trade Floor, Resource Acquisition, Integrated Resource Planning, and PSE's Transmission Groups. The ideal candidate manages the BPA relationship, transmission contracts, transmission requests, interconnection requests, large generator interconnection agreements and supports California ISO organized market activities (Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and Extended Day Ahead Market (EDAM)). Performing power flow studies to prepare PSE marketing for possible curtailments that affect daily operations are also a key responsibility of this position. There will be opportunities to engage in regional transmission related policy, such as NorthernGrid, BPA and NWPP. This Engineer supports PSE rate case filings, assists in PSE's IRP and RFP processes, and fulfills transmission related data requests for all filings and audits. The candidate will also support emerging transmission work to meet the Clean Energy Transformation Act.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides subject matter expertise on FERC Open Access Transmission Tariffs and associated Business Practices
  • Develops and implements strategies to optimize PSE's transmission portfolio for Trade Floor operations
  • Tracks regulatory policies including BPA rate case and tariff proceedings and Business Practice changes
  • Provides subject matter expertise for evaluating resource proposals in PSE RFPs.
  • Supports IRP planning processes including modeling transmission scenarios, optimizing transmission for resources, and preparing written documentation
  • Prepares draft testimony with the Trade Floor for WUTC rate cases
  • Conducts analyses of long-term and short-term transmission availability, and submits and reviews transmission and interconnection studies
  • Routinely performs power flow studies in PowerWorld for future planned transmission outages
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree or PE license in electrical, mechanical, civil or other appropriate engineering field.
  • Substantial experience in planning, design, specification preparation, technical field work, project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 8 or more years practice as a degreed engineer). Years of acquired experience is provided as a guide and alone does not constitute readiness for job level as individual's skill acquisition rates can vary significantly.
  • Demonstrated organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge and understanding of merchant transmission contracts, FERC generator interconnection process and FERC Open Access Transmission Tariffs
  • Understanding of merchant transmission needs in the context of long-term resource planning, IRP and RFP processes
  • Working knowledge of EIM operations and procedures
  • Working knowledge of balancing authority and transmission system operations
  • Knowledge of Western Interconnection, BPA and Pacific Northwest energy policy issues, and BPA transmission policies
  • Understanding of the Pacific Northwest Regional transmission system
  • Experience using PowerWorld powerflow software
  • Possession of or ability to acquire a Professional Engineering license
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and utility accounting practices
  • Experience working on complex engineering projects

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Res

Keywords: Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue , Sr Engineer - Trade Floor & Transmission, Other , Bellevue, Washington

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