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

Senior Principal / Associate Director - Interconnection and Transmission Planning

Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Senior Principal / Associate Director – Interconnection and Transmission Planning

Location US-TX-Austin
ID 2024-1373
Transmission Planning - Generation
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


We are designing the grid of the future!

Be a part of an innovative team shaping the grid of the future through advanced energy intelligence. For more than half a century, Electric Power Engineers, (EPE) has partnered with power and energy clients across the globe providing consulting expertise and energy intelligence software solutions for complex engineering and grid modeling challenges. As leaders in the renewables space, we are focused on building a modern, secure, and resilient gid. Join us in making an impact on the communities we serve and the environment in which we live. Together we can transform the future of energy.


Join us in leading the change!

We are seeking a highly skilled and technically proficient individual to join our team as a Senior Principal Engineer/Associate Director. This position will focus on Interconnection and Transmission Planning in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region. This role is aimed at developing internal expertise, technical presence and market knowledge as well as overseeing the technical development of an engineering team focused on transmission planning and interconnection in WECC. The role requires a combination of technical expertise, strategic operational management and service/product development acumen to support our clients effectively and drive the continuous growth and development of our services and products.

How you can make an impact:

  • Provide guidance, knowledge, and experience to electrical engineers performing transmission planning and interconnection studies in WECC.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulatory changes and emerging technologies and how these impact WECC.
  • Collaborate with Directors from both Energy Resources and Utilities business units to align technical solutions with client needs.
  • Support in scenario development and completion of complex interconnection and transmission planning studies.
  • Identify and implement operational strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the interconnection and transmission planning processes.
  • Support responses to RFPs, DOE grants and development of Scopes of Work.
  • Participate and coordinate industry involvement through conferences, speaking opportunities, technical paper submissions, etc.


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

  • Strong understanding of FERC, NERC, and WECC regulatory requirements and standards.

  • Advanced knowledge of grid modernization and grid enhancing technologies.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Independent critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Proven team player skills with ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent business, and technical writing.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • 10+ years of experience in power system engineering roles.

  • Experience in WECC Market.

  • Active participation in industry taskforces and/or working group.

  • Experience in managing and mentoring technical teams.

  • Experience or familiarity in power system analysis software (e.g., PSS/E, PSLF, PowerWorld, TARA, PSCAD and other transmission analysis tools).

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 based on position.

Location: Remote

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

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