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Planning Engineer-System Planning & Transmission

Company: Liberty Utilities
Location: Joplin
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.Purpose: Entry level engineer.

Work in tandem with guidance from the department Manager and more expert engineers acting as mentors. Incumbent will analyze, plan, and propose mitigation measures for Liberty Utility's transmission and distribution system as well as interconnections. Perform load flow studies, short circuit studies, coordinate transmission and distribution systems for optimum operation, fulfill power pool requirements by supporting RTO studies, and assist in coordinating and compiling project scopes and cost estimates.

Senior level engineer.

With minimal mentorship from the dept. Manager, lead work tasked within the department and coordinate work of entry level engineers within the department to support and accomplish department goals. Using past experience, provide authoritative knowledge and judgment in the analyses, planning, and proposals of mitigation for Liberty Utility's transmission and distribution system and interconnections. Perform load flow studies, short circuit studies, coordinate transmission and distribution systems for optimum operation, fulfill power pool requirements by supporting RTO studies, and assist in coordinating and compiling project scopes and cost estimates.Accountabilities:




  • Analyze and plan for efficient transmission and distribution additions, reinforcements and interconnections to provide an adequate, reliable and safe electrical system. Knowledge of electrical power systems, including but not limited to; power flow, stability (transient and dynamic), long/short range planning studies, short circuit, arc flash, under-frequency load shedding, circuit and system dynamics, shunt capacitors, equipment ratings, power factor analysis, and other related studies.
  • Assimilate and submit data as required to the Southwest Power Pool, NERC and the various state public service commissions for inclusion in reports, computer simulation studies and/or other needs.
  • Develop and maintain computer databases as required for load flow, short circuit and other system planning studies.
  • Investigate, analyze and propose mitigation techniques for power quality problems occurring on Empire's system and at customer's facilities.
  • Assist in coordinating and compiling cost estimates for transmission and distribution projects which will be included in the Construction Budget.
  • Provide technical and procedural leadership, coordination, and facilitation with internal and external partners by analyzing system impacts of proposed additions, changes, and/or removals of infrastructure needed to serve load.


    Education & Experience:Assoc: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate or ability to obtain EIT certificate within 12 months preferred. Priority given to candidates with working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and/or experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance. Solid written and verbal communication skills. Solid analytical and problem solving skills. Willing to travel once trained, up to (15% with some overnights).

    Sr: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of utility planning experience. Professional Engineering (PE) license required. Priority given to candidates with working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance. Strong written and verbal communication skills for compiling technical reports. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Willing to travel (15% with some overnights).

    Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

    The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

    The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

    Benefits

    Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

    Share purchase/match plan

    401K Plan

    Free refreshments

    Top Talent Program

    Volunteer paid days off

    Employee Assistance Program

    Achievement fundFree parking, including free electrical chargingWe are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.

    We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

    As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

Keywords: Liberty Utilities, Joplin , Planning Engineer-System Planning & Transmission, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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