NextEra Energy Transmission Planner-Project Director Development in Juno Beach, Florida
Transmission Planner-Project Director Development
- Date:Apr 28, 2021
Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408
Company: NextEra Energy
NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate, and maintain transmission assets across the continent.
Position Specific Description
In this role as a Transmission Planner, you will analyze and evaluate the performance of potential transmission system expansion strategies supporting ISO/RTO system reliability, public policy, economic and market efficiency needs. As part of the NEET organization you will be an integral part of the transmission development team in pursuing new transmission projects in the North American ISOs and RTOs by working with developers in originating competitive transmission opportunities. You will perform independent analysis as well as manage and coordinate key technical functions of project development. You will serve as the technical subject matter expert on the ISO/RTO system studies, policies and processes and provide guidance to the overall development team from a systems analysis perspective. This is a great opportunity to lead evaluation and analysis and communicate key points to project team members to support new and existing transmission projects. In addition, this position tracks requirements and executes necessary system planning studies and other compliance activities to meet all pertinent NERC compliance obligations for designated ISO and RTO transmission planning entities. You will directly interact with transmission planning engineers, consultants, and legal/regulatory experts. You will participate in ISO/RTO working groups and committee meetings relevant to our projects and regional transmission planning and how they impact our business. Employees in this role develop and execute system studies to justify new and/or enhanced transmission projects as part of ISO/RTO processes. This position manages and performs all aspects of the system planning and compliance of transmission projects and M&A opportunities.
Perform system modeling and studies in support of origination of projects and other business opportunities
Perform system analysis to aid in determining strategic direction of the business unit
Lead key functions related to reliability analysis and economic planning
Maintain system models and coordinate model updates and compliance activities for existing and new assets
Coordinate proposed systems plans with engineering/design, project legal review, permitting activities and/or corporate finance/business management
Perform due diligence activities with other internal groups for M&A activity and other diligence needs
Act as liaison between internal and external specialists regarding engineering and system planning
Engage with and negotiate agreements with consultants and subcontractors
Ensure compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements
10% - 20% Travel required.
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school
5+ years in power system planning/modeling (8+ required for Project Director level)
Experience in appropriate system modeling tools (e.g., PSS\E, PSLF, TARA, PROMOD, GRIDVIEW, UPLAN)
Detailed knowledge of RTO/ISO planning processes
Working knowledge of NERC Planning Standards and compliance
Master’s degree in engineering with a focus on power systems
Ability to code in Python or similar programming languages
Working knowledge of economic planning principles
Preference is given to candidates with experience in the following RTOs\ISOs or regions: CAISO and/or WECC,
Established relationships with ISO/RTO stakeholders
Previous participation in ISO/RTO stakeholder working groups
Employees in this role develop and execute plans for new or enhanced generation projects. This job is responsible for resource allocation, schedules, cost and technical adequacy, ensuring the project or transaction is completed in the most cost effective and competitive manner. This position manages all aspects of the business deal and ensures the project is completed on time and within budgetary constraints.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Manages all aspects of the day to day transaction process to ensure timely completion as well as a cost effective and competitive results
Leads and coordinates key functions such as financial feasibility analyses, engineering/design, project legal review, permitting activities and financial negotiations
Coordinates due diligence activities with other internal groups to ensure proper analysis and structuring of assigned projects
Acts as liaison between internal and external specialists regarding procurement, contracting, permitting and interconnection
Constructs contractual arrangements for project development
Negotiates agreements with consultants and subcontractors
Ensures compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements
Fosters external relationships with customers, third parties and members of the community
Identifies opportunities and negotiates power sales contracts
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
High School Grad /GED
Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
Experience: 8+ years
Bachelor's - Business Administration
Master's - Business Administration
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Business Development
Organization: NextEra Transmission, LLC
Location: Juno Beach, Florida
Other Work Locations: Florida
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable
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