The Transmission Planning Analyst provides in-depth knowledge and analyses to TEA’s Members and Partners in the area of transmission planning issues. Areas of assistance to TEA’s Members and Partners will include, but not be limited to: 1) providing long-term transmission planning studies for new transmission to support load growth, generation additions, and proposed market-based transmission expansion plans; 2) monitor the appropriate RTO stakeholder groups, FERC and State regulatory filings, and industry literature regarding current and potential transmission plans within the RTOs in which TEA’s Members and Partners participate; 3) provide support by reviewing, critiquing, and recommending alternative transmission planning studies where appropriate as requested by TEA’s Members and Partners; and 4) provide insights and guidance to TEA’s Members and Partners around the transmission related tariff they are subject to either through the RTOs or through their neighboring utilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:
The ideal candidate will possess the following values:
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. Position is expected to provide mentoring and career development to other analysts, as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor of science degree in an engineering field of study. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (MSEE is preferred). The preferred course material of such a program would include transmission related studies in powerflow analyses, short circuit analyses, stability analyses, and the modeling of transmission facilities based on different design characteristics. Knowledge of Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) and Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) would be a plus. Course work using tools such as Siemens PSSE, PowerWorld, MatLab or R, C++, and Python is a plus. Relevant industry experience is a plus.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of statistical test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Candidate must have the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs etc.). Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Professional Engineering License is preferred for candidates with a background in engineering; Certifications such as Certified Financial Analysts, PRIMA or GARP Professional Risk Manager Certification for individuals with financial background is desirable.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Expertise needed with Microsoft Word, Excel/Visual Basic, and other analysis tools. Experience with large utility simulation applications such as PROMOD, Planning and Risk, AuroraXMP, or GEMaps, Dayzer, PSS/e, and PowerWorld is highly desired. Ability to apply techniques of decision analysis, such as decision trees, influence diagrams, etc.