Transmission Services Engineer
GDS Associates Inc - Marietta, GA

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Job Descriptions:
The successful candidate will be able to provide technical, engineering, and analytical support to help achieve client strategic goals, including transmission planning, transmission congestion rights valuation, reliability analysis and generation asset valuation and interconnection support.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform data validation for power flow, short circuit, transient stability and production cost programs to ensure that regional plans and client facilities are properly represented

Simulate impacts of transmission and generation options on client load, generation and transmission rights portfolios using power flow and production costing tools

Conduct data mining on day-ahead and real-time market data from various energy markets to discern trends and assist in making recommendations on future transmission rights allocation strategies

Develop familiarity with NERC Compliance Standards related to transmission system modeling and planning, facility interconnection requirements, and be able to review client evidence to assess compliance and make recommendations for changes in policies, guidelines and procedures

Identify areas in current information gathering, data validation and mining operations, where efficiencies can be gained, develop and implement solutions to streamline processes to reduce time requirements and improve reporting of critical information

Research regional transmission organization issues to support stakeholder representation activities

Required Experience:
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology required. Electrical Engineering or Power Engineering focus preferred.

EXPERIENCE
Engineer – Minimum of two (2) years’: experience required. One year with network modeling and software tools such as PSS/E or PSS/MUST preferred. One year in data management, market analysis, planning or settlements preferred. Utility experience preferred.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Knowledge:
Microsoft Office Suite
Project management
Transmission Planning
Commercial network models
Principles of economic dispatch and transmission system operations
Relationship between commercial, reliability, and security issues
Power flow modeling and transmission planning practices

Skills:
Commitment to customer service excellence
Excellent communication and listening skills
Utilizing policies appropriately
Foster teamwork and collaboration

Abilities:
Perform quantitative analysis
Integrate routine data from multiple sources
Apply and adapt practices and techniques to a variety of projects
Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and the general public
Present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
Multitask, meet deadlines and adapt to changing and evolving work environment priorities and demands in a fast paced environment
Time management

Values:
Communication
Continuous Learning
Client Focus
Diversity
Integrity
Teaming
Value Focused
Work Ethic
Keyword: Power, energy, PROMOD, PSS/E
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