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PSEGLI Summer Intern - Transmission & Distribution Planning

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  53641 

Job Function/Category:  University Recruiting 

Employment Type:  Non-Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


PSEG is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J. Established in 1903. The company has long had a key role in fueling New Jersey's economy and supporting the state's quality of life. Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is New Jersey's largest provider of electric and gas service – serving 2.2 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers. Another member of the PSEG family of companies, PSEG Long Island, operates the electric transmission and distribution system of the Long Island Power Authority, with 1.1 million customers.


PSEG also owns and operates a diverse fleet of power plants with approximately 10,600 megawatts of generating capacity located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and has solar energy facilities throughout the United States.


PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and is a decade-long member of the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. PSEG has approximately 13,000 employees, who are carrying forward a proud tradition of dedicated service that has continued over more than 100 years.


Summer Interns: College students are hired based on strategic university recruiting needs as identified on an annual basis. The intern period is a minimum of 10 weeks, beginning June 3, 2019 and ending Mid- August.

Position Description:

This position is part of a team responsible for planning of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) 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 challenging opportunities and problem solving scenarios where the intern will be able to incorporate and observe his or her creative ideas come to fruition. On the job training and adequate guidance are provided to interns as needed.


Duties include (but not limited to):


  • Responsible for studies involving LIPA 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 required to adequately serve existing and future load and resource power injections including that from the responses to RFPs (Request for Proposal)
  • Conduct long-range transmission studies including study of new capacity resources resulting in annual capital construction programs and system improvement projects.
  • Recommend changes to the existing transmission system to optimize performance, maintain safety, increase reliability and minimize environmental impact. 
  • Perform, oversee and approve system impact studies of merchant project proposals and municipal delivery requirements, which may impact the power system.
  • Evaluate various interconnection proposals through system studies and recommend the most optimum plan for the system
  • Conduct complex power system design studies (load flow, short circuit, and stability) and financial analyses to compare different alternatives, while ensuring the Long Island power system is compliant with governing design criteria, including mandatory NERC Bulk Electric System (BES) requirements 
  • Responsible for the LIPA Transmission System compliance with applicable regulatory rules including LIPA’s transition to “Transmission Planner” registration.
  • Create a compliance infrastructure within Network Strategy Planning to meet NERC regulatory requirements with respect to revised definition of Bulk Electric System.
  • Utilize logical reasoning in conjunction with electric power systems knowledge to properly conduct and analyze various power system studies and activities that are required to maintain a safe and reliable transmission system
  • Assess and implement software’s that support the installation of compliance infra-structure
  • Integration of renewable and non-conventional technologies consistent with NYS Department of Public Service “Reforming the Energy Vision” initiative
  • Support rate case submittal to Public Service Commission
  • Utilize and implement the power of Python programming resulting in different and efficient methods of conducting the studies
  • Support initiatives with NYISO, NPCC and other Transmission owners on behalf of LIPA Transmission planning to support regional initiatives and study efforts


Education and Qualifications:



  • College level rising Juniors and Seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher seeking an engineering degree.
  • This position requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, applicants must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, 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.

This site ( is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

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

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, 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.

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