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Clearway Energy Associate, Grid Integration in Houston, Texas

Associate, Grid Integration

at Clearway Energy

Houston, Texas, United States

What The Role Is

Reporting to the Director of Grid Integration, the Associate of Grid Integration is responsible for managing project development and integration of Clearway’s 11 GW of solar, wind, and battery storage project pipeline in multiple states throughout the U.S Eastern and ERCOT Interconnections. The Associate will directly support Clearway’s Project and Business Development teams in applying for, managing, and obtaining interconnection agreements for all solar, wind, and storage projects. Additionally, the Associate will perform interconnection feasibility studies, support, and provide direction to consultants and third-party development partners to process interconnection agreements, meet with utilities, coordinate interconnection engineering activities, and manage the overall grid integration process through commissioning.

This position will also be responsible for coordinating work with Clearway’s Engineering, Construction, and Operations departments. This is a hybrid position open to any of our office locations in San Francisco, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, Houston, TX, Denver, CO or Princeton, NJ.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Provide strategic, commercial, and technical input to the Development, Engineering, and Construction teams regarding the development and grid integration of the company’s growing project pipeline located in the Eastern and ERCOT Interconnects.

  • Provide a detailed and complete understanding of the interconnection and grid integration process for MISO, ERCOT, SPP, PJM, NYISO, and ISO-NE.

  • Manage the interconnection study and grid integration process for Clearway’s utility pipeline.

  • Attend utility, ISO/RTO project-specific, and stakeholder meetings.

  • Communicate the project’s utility interconnection requirements to the Development and Project Engineering Departments.

  • Perform internal feasibility and system impact studies to support greenfield project screening and development.

  • Manage outside power systems engineering consultants in performing feasibility and system impact studies.

  • Work with Clearway’s development engineering team to submit interconnect applications; identify critical interconnection study milestones, cost estimates, and capital exposure risks and clearly communicate necessary information to stakeholders.

  • Manage quality of interconnection work and processes led by third-party developers and EPCs for the company’s portfolio.

  • Support engineering in optimizing projects’ AC design and equipment selection considering grid interconnection requirements.

  • Support construction management and operation & maintenance in project commissioning.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 4 years of related power systems modeling, transmission planning, or grid integration experience.

  • Experience with power system analytical tools such as PSS®E, TARA, PSLF, Power World.

  • Working knowledge of general FERC interconnection process and specific requirements for MISO, ERCOT, SPP, PJM, ISO-NE, and NYISO.

  • Excellent knowledge of interconnection study procedures with expert knowledge of performing power flow, short circuit, and dynamic studies.

  • Proven problem-solving and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • General knowledge of technical standards applicable to the project interconnection design.

  • If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications but see yourself contributing, please submit your resume.

What Would Be Nice

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Power Systems is preferred.

  • Experience in projects in MISO, ERCOT, and SPP.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$128,000—$153,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate 10 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 8 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, CA.; Scottsdale, AZ.; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together

Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, Denver, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide

Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website ( .

Notice to Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.