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PPL Corporation Engineer - Asset Management in Providence, Rhode Island

Company Summary Statement

Rhode Island Energy provides essential energy services to over 770,000 customers across Rhode Island through the delivery of electricity or natural gas. Our team is dedicated to helping Rhode Island customers and communities thrive while supporting the transition to a cleaner energy future. Rhode Island Energy is part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient, and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.

Overview

Rhode Island Energy is seeking an entry-level Asset Management Engineer to provide technical expertise and engineering to ensure effective delivery of load or generation interconnection studies aligned with Asset Management & Engineering objectives. Asset Management & Engineering objectives include, but are not limited to, compliance with loading criteria, voltage criteria, protection/coordination/fault current criteria, reliability criteria, asset condition evaluations, arc flash evaluations, and reactive power flow evaluation. This position will also draft technical Impact Studies covering the analysis in the areas mentioned in this overview.

This position is open to entry level Engineers but will be filled at the appropriate Engineer level based on the successful candidate's background and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct engineering studies, analysis, and investigations, under supervision, in order to determine issues associated with specific DER and load interconnection applications and recommend corrective action to prevent problems.

  • Independently gather, model, and analyze data using pre-determined tools to perform the engineering studies.

  • Plan, organize, and execute the engineering studies efficiently and in line with relevant policies and processes.

  • During the studies, communicate with internal and external stakeholders to provide status, preliminary findings, and final results.

  • Participate in department reviews to improve modeling and analysis techniques for all criteria and evaluations, particularly in relation to customer interconnections.

  • Support government and regulatory data requests and filing, particularly in relation to customer interconnections.

  • Prepare/develop protection models using ASPEN or CAPE software.

  • Analyze/recommend protective device coordination and equipment interrupting ratings.

  • Analyze grounding, anti-islanding, fault sensitivity, and transient conditions for interconnections.

  • Review customer protection scheme and verify acceptable settings for energization.

  • Prepare/develop three-phase balanced load flow models using PSSE software.

  • Prepare/develop unbalanced three-phase radial distribution models using CYME software.

Qualifications

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Basic Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree earned from an ABET accredited school.

  • Electrical Engineer preferred.

  • Working towards/holder of the Registered Professional Engineering License.

  • Knowledge of The Narragansett Electric Company‚Äôs business operations, company policies and practices preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in an electrical engineering environment, preferably a utility.

  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a matrix management environment.

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of distribution line design, substation design and protection, controls & integration, and metering schemes.

This role be filled based on the successful candidate's qualifications, background and experience.

Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university. Discipline required will vary by the specific job requirements.

Support Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience.

Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards for the specific position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of distribution protection schemes. ASPEN or CAPE software experience preferred.

  • Ability to perform distribution load flow analysis. PSSE and/or CYME experience preferred.

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Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Locations US-RI-Providence

ID 2022-5009

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular

# of Openings 2

Full Time/Part Time Full-Time

Experience Level Professional

Company Rhode Island Energy

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