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Work with the Best!

Our companies are always looking for highly motivated and talented people passionate about energy and making a lasting positive impact. Come join us!

Principal Interconnection and Planning Engineer

Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Principal Interconnection and Planning Engineer

Location US-TX-Austin
ID 2023-1210
Hidden (8730)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


We are designing the Grid of the future!

We are innovators by nature, for over 50 years, Electric Power Engineers, LLC (EPE) has partnered with power and energy clients across the globe to focus on complex engineering and grid modeling challenges. As an early leader in the renewables space, we continue to see significant opportunities to build a sustainable and secure Grid. Join a team committed to making an impact on the communities we serve and the environment in which we live. Together we can continue to create the “grid of the future”!


Join us in leading the change!

EPE is looking to recruit a Principal or Senior Principal Engineer to join our growing Energy Resources team. In this role you will work closely with senior leadership to support our growth strategy and provide subject matter expertise es. In return for bringing your skills and capabilities to EPE, you will be rewarded with substantial professional growth opportunities and a competitive compensation package. You will also be joining a team that is highly engaged, driven and collaborative.

Technical Duties

  • Track record of successfully delivering generator interconnection or transmission planning projects across multiple ISOs/RTOs and/or Utilities in the Eastern Interconnect or the Southeast.

  • Provide technical and competitive insight throughout the development, interconnection, and operation phases of projects.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on generator interconnection related studies by leading and conducting analyses related to load flow, transient stability and short circuit.

  • Passionate about solving difficult technical problems, providing innovative solutions and taking ownership of the solutions provided.

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one but preferably several of the following software packages: PSSE, TARA, PSLF, ASPEN, PSCAD and PROMOD.

  • Identify optimal strategy for project interconnection to the grid based on system impacts and grid capacity.

  • Collaborate with other teams within EPE to provide strategic guidance on market trends and process change across multiple ISO’s In the Eastern Interconnect

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including clients, industry organizations, and regulatory agencies.

  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, market innovations, and best practices in the energy industry to enhance the organization's offerings and capabilities.

  • Advise on technical software strategy and IP development.

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

Leadership Duties

  • Build on EPE's existing generator interconnection and planning studies capabilities and help develop EPE's expansion strategy for the Energy Resources team in the Eastern Interconnect.

  • Build confidence with senior and executive management within client organizations and assist in other sales and business development activities.

  • Ensure effective project staffing, resource utilization, and staff training/development.

  • Ensure that every document generated by the Power Systems Engineer(s) assigned to a

    project is prepared, checked, and approved in accordance with EPE's quality management

    standards and without errors.

  • Take responsibility for the timely completion of assigned projects while meeting all project

    quality and budget objectives.

  • Interact with clients to seek input and address their needs and concerns regarding the

    project(s) under study.

  • Prepare responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) by providing a scope of work and time

    estimates for new projects.

  • Provide training and mentorship to junior team members to build a strong and

    knowledgeable team.

  • Assist in the development of marketing and business development strategies for the organization's energy resources services.

  • Participate in industry conferences, seminars, and workshops to stay informed about new developments in the interconnection industry and network with other professionals in the field.


Bring your passion, here's what’s needed:

  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a related field (a Master's or PhD degree is preferred).

    • 8 to 10 years of experience in the electric energy industry, generator modelling, transmission

      planning and interconnection studies is preferred.

    • Solid background in power flow, optimal power flow, transient stability

    • Experience with production cost modelling or DER integration would be considered a plus.

    • Knowledge of PJM, SPP, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE, and/or SERC is preferred.

    • Proven ability to evaluate new utility tariffs and study methodologies.

    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    • Automation experience (Python, C#, SQL) would be looked upon favorably.

    • Competency in analytical problem-solving, strong communication, and technology expertise



    • Personal Billable Hours Target

    • Papers, Presentations and Proposals

    • Enhancing existing and developing new products

    • Project Quality

    • Project Schedule

    • Project Budget

    • Time Entry

How we support you:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision with 100% premium coverage for you.
  • Generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Continuous Education Benefits
  • Work with industry leaders
  • 401K, up to a 4% match (100% vested from day 1)
  • Flexible Work including hybrid and remote possibilities base on position.

Location: This position is open to remote US/Canada

Travel: Occasional travel may be needed (10% or less)

EPE is an equal opportunity/AA/Disability/Veteran employer. The EEO is the Law poster, and its supplement are available using the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster

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