The electric grid is vital to our everyday lives. It is fundamental for the health, safety, and well-being of our communities, and provides the platform for our economy and our societal and technological advances. SERC’s mission is to reduce risks to the reliability and security of the electric grid (also known as the bulk power system), not only for today but also for the future.
To achieve this mission, we maintain a diverse team of experts across numerous disciplines in order to address the complex, evolving, and dynamic challenges facing the grid. Our team also partners with the best and brightest individuals from both the power industry and the federal government to understand and address the challenges facing the grid. These key partnerships make our work more informed, pragmatic, responsive, and impactful.
The Reliability Engineer of Probabilistic Analysis coordinates projects and initiatives that cross multiple program areas within RAPA (Performance Analysis (PA), Reliability Assessments (RA), Modeling & Studies, data validation, joint analysis efforts, etc.). This position will also support and provide structure to SERC’s planning studies, resource adequacy assessment improvement efforts across the eastern interconnection.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide facilitation and direction to SERC stakeholder groups. Represent SERC on Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) initiatives, working groups, and task forces that support SERC’s mission.
- Lead efforts to apply project management techniques and controls to increase efficiency and effectiveness of SERC’s modeling and study processes and procedures.
- Closely work with SERC stakeholders to models, methods and scenarios to address trends in known and emerging risks to reliability and security of the SERC footprint.
- Provide support in performing studies for the SERC region system reliability including steady-state, stability, and short circuit and independent assessments based upon data and study results.
- Develop relationships with neighboring Regional Entities (RE) to establish coordination efforts and improve existing modeling processes
- Lead discussions with stakeholders, NERC and the Regions to communicate SERC’s position on various topics concerning planning and operations in order to find a resolution where necessary
- Facilitate discussions and lead internal regional analysis and data validation efforts across the organization.
- Ensure the appropriate processing, data retention, and confidentiality of information.
- Participate as a resource to SERC’s reliability risk management program concerning risks identified through data, trends, studies and assessments. Assist in identifying, analyzing and communicating trends for awareness.
- Participate in the program’s strategic visioning and support implementation plans.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Business or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
- Minimum five (5) years of electric utility industry experience in planning and policy is required.
- Experience with project or program management preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of the electric utility regulatory environment and system analysis gained through a history of involvement with regulated utility activities, experience in transmission or resource planning, probabilistic assessment modeling, as well as performance analysis is required.
- Experience with computer programs used in planning studies such as power flow, and probabilistic methods are required.
- Demonstrated capability to apply inductive and deductive reasoning to draw sound systems evaluation conclusions.
- Ability to understand planning, performance and resource data and metrics and support developing insights.
- Working knowledge of the NERC Reliability Standards.
- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
- Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, cross-functional teams, and external stakeholders
- Excellent written and oral expression and comprehension with the ability to make concise summaries of issues and discussions to support improvement strategies.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize work assignments in the best interest of the company
- Demonstrated abilities regarding conflict avoidance, resolution and problem solving
- Ability to be self-directed and exercise independent and insightful judgment
- Some overnight travel is required.