Transmission Planning Engineer

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $40 - $60 per hour
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Transmission Planning Engineer

Contract position: Client has an IMMEDIATE NEED for a few Transmission Systems Planning Engineers with 1-20+ years of experience to join their team. These are both Contract to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities. You need to have a BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering. Our client is looking for candidates that are local to Houston or willing to relocate to the area.

Responsibilities for the Transmission Planning Engineer
  • Perform transmission planning studies consisting of power flow, transfer capability, and economic dispatch associated with congestion management scenarios
  • Conduct complex power system design studies (loadflow, short circuit, and stability) and financial analyses to compare different alternatives, while ensuring the power system is compliant with governing design criteria, including mandatory NERC Bulk Electric System (BES) requirements
  • Conduct long-range transmission studies including study of new capacity resources resulting in annual capital construction programs and system improvement projects
  • Responsible for studies involving transmission system from 23kV through 345kV and overall coordination of all the elements on the interconnected bulk and sub-transmission systems
  • Perform and recommend transmission plans that will be required to adequately serve existing and future load and resource power injections including that from company RFPs
  • Recommend changes to the existing transmission system to optimize performance, maintain safety, increase reliability and minimize environmental impact
  • Assist with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and regional requirement assessments
Requirements for the Transmission Planning Engineer

  • 1-20 years of experience as a Transmission or Distribution Systems Planning Engineer working for a Utility, a Systems Operator or an Engineering Firm
  • You need experience with power system planning & operations as well as transient stability, short circuit, and voltage analysis
  • Experience using PSSE is preferred but any experience with TSLE, Aspen, ProMod, GEMAPS, GridView or similar software will be accepted
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering required
  • You need to be familiar with NERC, FERC, and Regional transmission requirements
  • You need some experience with creating transmission system planning models for load flow, short circuit, voltage, and contingency analyses

  • 401k plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Relocation package provided for direct hire role
  • Professional training
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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