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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Austin, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number
R0483
ID
206669
Job Title:
Planning Engineer
73301

Planning Engineer

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JOB SUMMARY

Provides engineering analysis and technical support to ensure continuing reliable operations of the electric power grid in compliance with NERC Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Market Guides. Provides electrical engineering analysis and technical support for the planning and operation of the electric power system. Implements appropriate system modeling, develops tools and procedures to monitor and control the system, performs system studies, analyzes simulated or actual operating results, develops solutions to current or future system issues, and appropriately reports findings and recommendations.

  • Designs and performs steady-state and dynamic contingency analyses using powerflow models (PSSE, VSAT, TSAT, or Powerworld) under the direction of a senior level engineer or management 
  • Designs and performs production cost modeling (UPLAN) studies to accomplish economic transmission planning under the direction of a senior level engineer or management 
  • Helps develop improvements to transmission planning and market forecasting processes 
  • Assists in providing input and analyses from the planning perspective on market/protocol design issues 
  • Assists in providing market simulation/forecasting and transmission planning analyses to support other activities 
  • Structures appropriate planning studies and sensitivity analyses to determine the need for improvements and evaluate proposed projects, including technical and financial analyses 

EXPERIENCE

  • Level 2:  Requires minimum 1 year related work experience in excess of degree requirements
  • Level 3: Requires minimum 3 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements
  • Senior Level:  Requires minimum 5 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's Degree : Electrical Engineering or related field (Required)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required

CERTIFICATION

  • PE Professional Engineer (Preferred)

Location:

This position will be physically located in Taylor, TX, just northeast of Austin.

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