Planning Engineer-System Planning & Transmission
Company: Liberty Utilities
Posted on: March 27, 2020
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
- 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
- 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.
Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working
Share purchase/match plan
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.
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