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Principal Engineer - Technical

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 73031

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 101,300 - $ 202,600 

Incentive: PIP 15%   

Work Location Category: Remote Local  

 

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

 

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

 

Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Summary

This position is part of a team responsible for planning of the Long Island transmission system from 23kV through 345kV and overall coordination and compliance of elements on the bulk electric system with applicable reliability standards. This position offers problem solving and challenging leadership opportunities on various transmission planning initiatives and represents transmission planning in various key internal and external stakeholder committees. This position also functions as a technical advisor/mentor for the new engineers on the team and fills in for the transmission planning manager as needed. Additionally this position represents PSEG LI/LIPA on technical stakeholder committees, regulatory matters and litigation processes and makes strategic technical decisions on various initiatives. This transmission planning position pioneers the future by leading the reliable integration of cutting edge technologies (such as clean energy power generation resources, non-wires alternatives, FACTS, etc) into the LIPA system.  The primary focus for this position will be New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and PSEG Long Island Power Markets (Power Asset Management, Power Portfolios) support.

Job Responsibilities

 Specific responsibilities include:
• Lead technical sub team of associates to drive various project and study initiatives 
• Responsible for overseeing and conducting complex power system design studies (load flow, short circuit, and stability) and economic analyses involving LIPA transmission system from 23kV through 345kV as well as  overall coordination of all the elements on the interconnected transmission and sub-transmission systems 
• Perform, oversee and approve applicable interconnection studies in support of the NYISO Interconnection process.  
• Perform, oversee and approve applicable interconnection studies for various transmission and resource interconnection proposals including proposals that originate from the responses to RFPs (Request for Proposal) and LIPA solicitations 
• Perform, oversee and approve applicable studies for planned LIPA system capital transmission projects in support of NERC FAC-002 requirements. 
• Draft, communicate and evaluate the LIPA system technical performance requirements that will result in reliable interconnection of various non-conventional renewable technologies, including HVDC and FACTS, to the LIPA transmission system  
• Perform and oversee technical studies that involve the integration of renewable technologies in support of the New York State Clean Energy Standard / New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
• Support the NYISO led New York Comprehensive System Planning Process (CSPP), as applicable to Transmission Planning
• Responsible for representing transmission planning and its deliverables effectively at various internal and external stakeholder committees and meetings
• Responsible for communicating clear and concise project needs and project alternatives to an audience with varying levels of technical expertise, including LIPA system electric customers 
• Functions as Transmission Planner, Transmission Owner representative for applicable New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC), and Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) committees by closely working with NYISO, NPCC and other Transmission owners on behalf of LIPA Transmission planning to support regional initiatives, study efforts and to ensure PSEG LI/LIPA interests are effectively represented in forming and approving policies/standards
• Support applicable regulatory audits and  lead transmission planning initiatives for the rate case submission to the Public Service Commission
• As needed, this position will need to provide general support across all transmission planning efforts including, but not limited to, long range capital planning, regulatory compliance studies, operational studies and CLCPA related efforts.

Job Specific Qualifications

(Note: Current PSEGLI employees must meet PSEGLI Grade 28 Engineer matrix requirements in addition to required years of professional experience listed below.)

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
• Professional Engineer License and/or one of the following advance degrees: 

  • Masters Degree in Engineering from ATBE Accredited University, Masters of Business Administration or Energy Management or Advanced Degree (Economics, Computer Science, 2nd Engineering)

• 8 years of experience in Transmission and/or Distribution systems
• Knowledge of electric transmission, resource, substation, and distribution systems and equipment is required
• Familiarity with transmission system planning models (PTI PSS/E, Aspen, TARA) for load flow, short circuit, stability, voltage, and contingency analyses is required, as well as knowledge of engineering economics fundamentals necessary to evaluate alternative system proposals
• Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to travel to attend meetings on and off Long Island as required
• Ability to set direction for the organization in regards to technical issues and the attention to details is critical to be successful in this position
• Experience leading a technical team with major accountabilities.
• Demonstrated leadership on high visibility projects or functions.
• Effective problem-solving and decision-making; strong planning and organizing skills; must be adaptable and be results-oriented.
• Proven Subject matter expert in formal industry recognized role (e.g. Designated NERC Audit SME, Participation in Litigation as an Expert Witness, Chairman or Formal Leadership Role in Industry Stakeholder Group , and/or Formal Leadership in IEEE/Standards Working Groups - minimum 1 year in position).
• Ability to respond to emergency storm and other conditions and support system restoration efforts during nights and weekends, as required .


Desired:
• At least three years of experience in Transmission Planning is strongly preferred

Minimum Years of Experience

8 years of experience

Education

Bachelors

Certifications

None Noted

Disclaimer

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Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

 

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

 

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.

 

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

 

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

 

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