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NextEra Energy Principal Transmission Planning Engineer in Juno Beach, Florida

Principal Transmission Planning Engineer

Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

(NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain transmission assets across the continent. We operate through our regional subsidiaries to integrate renewable energy and strengthen the electric grid. Is creating a sustainable future important to you? Join our world-class team today

Position Specific Description

Is creating a sustainable future important to you? The expansion of the transmission system will pave the way for a carbon-free future that allows renewables to be implemented in resource optimal locations and transported to load centers. In order to achieve this goal, significant amounts of new transmission infrastructure will need to be built. NextEra Energy Transmission (NEET) is developing and operating transmission assets across the continent. Join our world-class team today!

The Transmission Planning Engineer for the Transmission Fundamentals team will collaborate with other team members to design and build a unique software tool designed to look beyond the existing RTO/ISO planning processes to identify and evaluate the transmission needs of the future grid, and then use that tool to collaborate with other teams to develop new transmission solutions across the United States and Canada. This position is part of a team performing technical modeling and analysis to identify, evaluate, and support development of new opportunities on the transmission system. Our goal is to identify opportunities where others have not, and get them built!

We highly value knowledge of the existing processes and also interest in inventing new processes. Successful candidates will have experience in transmission planning as well as developing novel analysis approaches or tools.

Key Responsibilities

• Collaborate with colleagues to create new analysis tools and models to identify, design, and evaluate new transmission solutions, both within and beyond the current planning process horizons

• Contribute to developing new modeling capabilities, including both traditional modeling and techniques that leverage automation and artificial intelligence/machine learning

• Identify enhancements to state-of-the-art tools to better identify optimal transmission opportunities from the analysis of a multitude of scenarios and sensitivities

• Collaborate with internal and external Subject Matter Experts to arrive at the most cost-effective and competitive transmission solutions

• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

• A power systems background including experience with transmission planning and NERC reliability standards

• Experience with common industry analytical tools such as PSS/E, PowerWorld, PowerGEM TARA, PROMOD, GRIDVIEW, or UPLAN

• Experience programming in Python or Julia

• An understanding of the planning processes within utilities and RTOs/ISOs, including reliability and economic/broader benefit analyses

• An understanding of transmission policy and regulatory issues

• Ability to coordinate activities with multiple internal and external SMEs to drive the completion of a comprehensive set of transmission analyses to identify cost-effective and competitive transmission solutions

This position can be based at our Juno Beach, FL headquarters, Austin, TX, or Denver, CO.

Job Overview

The Transmission Planning engineer will be responsible for conducting studies to ensure the reliability of the Bulk Electric System. This work includes power flow analysis, stability studies, voltage studies, technical analysis of disturbances, implementation of regulatory reliability standards, and coordination of reliability and economic studies with the Regional Transmission Operator. Other responsibilities include performing interconnection studies for generation and transmission service requests and providing technical support to the Transmission Operations Control Center. The Planning engineer will study the current and future transmission system configuration, recommend changes to transmission system facilities, perform economic analysis of alternatives, and assist with the preparation of the 10-year transmission expansion plans.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform power-flow, short-circuit, and stability studies of the transmission systems

  • Assess study results to identify future needs for system improvements

  • Perform studies required to ensure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards and Transmission Planning Criteria

  • Perform generator interconnection studies and identify system upgrades or additions

  • Represent utility interest in committees or working groups associated with NERC, and other industry groups

  • Work with design and engineering groups/consultants on required large Transmission Planning projects

  • Prepares communications, and presentations and provides support at meetings

  • Provide leadership to committees or groups as needed

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering

  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's - Engineering

  • Leadership Experience: 2+ years

  • Certified Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Engineering

Organization: NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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