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Eversource Energy Senior Engineer, Transmission System Planning (Hybrid) in Westwood, Massachusetts

Senior Engineer in Transmission System Planning provides subject matter expertise in transmission system impact studies and system solutions development for interconnections of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in the Eversource electric system. The role requires extensive experience associated with the modeling, analyses, and planning level designs of transmission lines and substation facilities in an electric power system. Typical reliability studies include analyses of power flow, stability, electromagnetic transient, and short circuit. This position also represents the company on regional and national transmission committees regarding DER interconnection matters for New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) and Independent System Operators of New England (ISO-NE).

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain the system models for transmission studies. This includes:

  • Collection and review of the forecast loads to be included in the model

  • Collection, modification, and review of a variety of electric system parameters including: equipment ratings, impedances, contingency sets, protection and control parameters, as well as system topology
  • Collection, modification, and review of DER modeling for steady state, stability, short circuit, and EMT analyses
  • Performs DER transmission system impact studies independently for the entire Eversource service territories. This includes:

  • Preparation of study scopes based on determined study assumptions

  • Verification of technical information and models of DER applications according to modeling testing processes, and providing timely comments to DER customers for model updates and corrections
  • Application of corporate planning standards in conjunction with any other applicable NERC, NPCC, and ISO-NE reliability standards and criteria
  • Development of solutions to mitigate identified significant adverse impacts by testing solution alternatives
  • Coordination with ISO-NE staff, DER and Distribution System Planning, line and substation engineering, asset management, siting, environmental and permitting, operations, etc. for the determination of system impacts and proposed solutions
  • Documentation and presentation of study results in study reports
  • Communication of study updates and presenting study results to regulatory agencies, DER customers, and affected parties
  • Other supporting tasks include:

  • Study process automation for routines with transmission analysis tools.

  • Clear and effective communication of analyses results both verbally and in writing
  • Development of training modules
  • Training junior engineers
  • Performing emergent storm assignments as needed during times of inclement weather or adverse system conditions

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Knowledge with power system transmission analysis tools such as PSSE, TARA, ASPEN, PSCAD, or other similar analysis software
  • Knowledge of programming language such as Python
  • Knowledge of new technologies including but not limited to photovoltaic solar, electric vehicles, and battery
  • Knowledge of electrical theory as applied to planning an electric power supply system
  • Knowledge of National, State and other planning standards and reliability criteria
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including formal presentation.
  • Excellent team skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills, ability to develop strategic partnerships
  • Ability to achieve desired results by setting high standards for self and others, and accepts responsibility for outcomes


  • Baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering required - Electric Power Systems preferred. Advanced Degree is preferred

Experience :

  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience. Relevant experience in planning, design, and/or operations related to transmission lines, substation facilities, with knowledge of power system planning

Licenses & Certifications: Professional Engineer’s License preferred

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 $

120,680.00 - $134,090.00, plus incentive. Salary is commensurate with your experience. Check out the career site for an overview of 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.