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Eversource Energy Lead Engineer- DER Planning (Hybrid) in Hadley, Massachusetts

This is a hybrid position. The first 3 months will be in the off

The DER Planning Lead Engineer in System Planning provides distribution focused subject matter expertise in DER power system studies and project development by carrying out assignments associated with the technical review and modeling of generation and storage facilities interconnecting with the distribution system. The role requires the modeling, analyses, and planning level designs of distribution lines and substation facilities in an electric power system. Typical DER studies include analyses of distribution connected generation and storage and their impact on the distribution system using Synergi Electric and PSCAD Software.

Assists in the development of the distribution system power flow model for the purpose of studying the interconnection of DERs by following System Planning Standards Assists in the assessment and analysis of proposed solutions associated with the integration of DERs and associated impacts on the ISO-NE regional system. This task includes:

  • Working with distribution & transmission system planning departments
  • Verification of technical feasibility or soundness of proposed plans utilizing industry accepted techniques
  • Developing design solutions and possible alternatives to mitigate identified assessment criteria violations
  • Interfacing with DERs, various line and substation engineering, asset management, siting, environmental and permitting, operations, etc. for the determination of planning needs and proposed plans

Conducts assessments and develops options to meet DER interconnections by identifying key technical issues and developing proposed and alternative solutions. Apply industry and corporate distribution planning standards in conjunction with regulations of Federal, State and Local regulatory authorities Perform steady-state and dynamic analysis of the distributioninterconnected DERs per the System Planning StandardsReview and preparation of Pre-Application Report requests Review and feasibility assessment support for applications in the interconnection queue Perform peer study reviews and be a mentor to other Staff Engineers Perform mid-year and annual reviews for the Staff engineers per the Company’s expectations Represents the department and the Company on various industry/State related committees Participates with other utilities and the planning staff of the Independent System Operator (ISO) in the preparation of regional distribution and substation expansion studies Employs teamwork with engineers in Distribution Engineering, System Planning and personnel elsewhere in Electric Operations or external to the Company in performing analyses and providing technical support Manages the delivery of Eversource products and services to increase interconnection of generation and meet customer needs Assist with preparing PAF’s & other internal authorization forms and present at monthly meeting Serves on specialized internal and external cross-functional teams, as necessary, to develop engineering solutions and customer satisfaction Clearly and effectively communicates the results of analyses and action plans both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders Performs an emergent storm assignment as needed during times of inclement weather or adverse system conditions

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as Distributed Generation, storage, reliability, load flow, flicker, stability, short circuit, voltage regulation, transients, power factor, losses, etc. Technical understanding of the parameters and functions used in the operation of the power delivery system as well as power industry fundamentals, practices, and standards Knowledge and experience using power system modeling and simulation software for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit, stability, and electromagnetic transients. Strong communication, interpersonal, presentation, negotiation and persuasion skills both verbal and written. Follow Eversource’s Codes of Conduct, Business Ethics, Environmental and Diversity Policies.

Education: Requires a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems or related. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience: Eight years of related experience.

Licenses & Certifications: PE ispreferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Compensation and Benefits:

Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program. The annual salary range for this position is $133,570.00 to $150,000.00, plus incentive. Salary is commensurate with your experience. Check out the career site for an overview of our benefits.

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.