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Transmission Manager

Transmission Manager

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 
12/4/2017
Category 
Business Development
Job ID 
2017-1169

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Overview

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America.  The primary focus is on wind and transmission, with limited investments in solar and thermal.

Pattern is one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers, dedicated to delivering the highest values for our partners, financial supporters and the communities in which we work, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern operates in the United States and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and Toronto.  Pattern’s corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.

Responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE

The position will have responsibility for leading all aspects of electrical interconnection, delivery strategies, strategic transmission acquisition and basis analysis for company generation and transmission projects. The successful applicant will implement these strategies by assessing transmission opportunities, preparing and filing interconnection documents and managing the Company’s overall transmission positions. The position will be responsible for analysis that informs Pattern’s view and forecast of congestion on various transmission systems throughout North America. 


Key Accountabilities

  • Evaluate potential project sites based on transmission considerations.
  • Lead the interconnection process for Pattern projects, from assessment of interconnection options, filing of necessary applications, evaluation of utility technical studies, and negotiation of interconnection agreements.
  • Assist Development and Power Marketing in assessment of power delivery options, including preparing transmission service applications, reviewing OASIS data, assessing status and opportunity to participate in multi-party or interregional transmission solutions, etc.
  • Provide assessments of transmission-related market dynamics, such as LMP pricing, nodal basis risks, congestion risks, etc.
  • Understand turbine behavior and impacts on electrical transmission systems (SSR, reactive power, etc) and ensure compliance with technical interconnection requirements for both development and operational projects.
  • Serve as Pattern’s expert on transmission-related market design and regulatory issues (e.g. RUC, CRRs, etc), monitor key developments in these areas, and provide recommendations for Pattern strategies in these areas.
  • Provide technical leadership of development and conceptual design of major switchyard and transmission line projects within Pattern’s scope.
  • Identify and recommend transmission development project opportunities
  • Serve as Pattern’s transmission interface with utilities and RTOs

Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with emphasis on Power Systems is required

Required Work Experience

A minimum of 10-15 years in the electrical industry. Transmission Planning experience with a utility or ISO is important. Direct experience in wind farm design or construction and field experience is a plus. 

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to travel and be able to get a US passport.
  • Ability to prioritize requests and resolve multiple issues on multiple projects under demanding schedule constraints.
  • Thorough knowledge of FERC transmission tariffs and interconnection processes
  • Must be able to function effectively and keep the work flow going when travelling
  • Thorough understanding of electrical power engineering language and terms.
  • A keen business sense beyond engineering and a sense of urgency in completing a job.
  • Professional Engineering Registration encouraged.

Technical Skills

  • Significant experience developing power flow base cases and running either PowerWorld, PSSE or PSLF with the ability to evaluate results
  • Must be proficient in typical software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.

 

Pattern Energy Group LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.