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Senior Transmission Planning & Interconnection Consultant

Company: Mesa Associates, Inc
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Senior Transmission Planning & Interconnection Consultant

Coordinate and perform any and all activities required to ensure customers have a successful ISO New Generating Site Application and FERC approval process. Strong communication, analytical, and simulation modeling skills are required while able to simultaneously manage multiple project priorities. Hard-core knowledge and experience with ISO power flow modeling, and related processes and procedures are required. Will also evaluate bid proposals and prepare recommendation for awards.
Coordinate preliminary generating site screenings Facilitate transmission power flow intricate studies and economic analysis utilizing PSS*E, TARA (various base and add-on modules), and other software used in the Transmission Planning process, such as Platts Map Data Viewer; conduct Contingency N-1, and N-1-1 studies. Develop and build models that automate the study process to make more efficient; maintain project electronic file structure for ease of identification and revision access; develop process and procedure documentation. Run transmission congestion analysis and associated risk assessments. Work and communicate with ISO, RTOs, Utilities, Developers during the interconnection study process; research ISO /Utility specific study /modeling requirements to ensure accuracy of product output; Communicate with other Business Units as needed to get other required BU work done to support projects. Conduct network upgrade analyses and upgrade cost estimates.


Functional Expert : Considered a thought leader on a subject

Team Player : Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented : Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



Self-Starter : Inspired to perform without outside help



Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering or related field.


Masters or better in Electrical Engineering or related field.



5 years: New generating site screening analyses, including utilization of PSS*E, TARA and other software for transmission interconnection planning

5 years: Experience working for Utilities, Co-Ops, Municipals, Independent Power Producers, or Renewable Energy Consultants

Licenses & Certifications


Prof Engineering (PE)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Mesa Associates, Inc, Tuscaloosa , Senior Transmission Planning & Interconnection Consultant, Other , Knoxville, Alabama

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