Savion, a Shell Group portfolio company operating on a stand-alone basis, is one of the largest, most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the United States. With a growing portfolio of more than 19 GW, Savion’s diverse team provides comprehensive services at each phase of renewable energy project development, from conception through construction. As part of this full-service model, Savion manages all aspects of development for customers, partners, and project host communities. Savion is committed to helping decarbonize the energy grid by replacing electric power generation with renewable sources and delivering cost-competitive electricity to the marketplace.
Our workplace culture attracts competitive, smart, and fun people. We are committed to the health, fitness, and work-life balance of our employees. Our employees are highly motivated, technically proficient, team-oriented, and committed to renewable energy. We recognize our employees are our most valuable asset and offer highly competitive pay as well as exceptional above-market employee benefits. Balancing work and play is met with generous PTO allowances and 14 paid holidays per year.
Fulfill role as subject matter expert leading technical engineering support activities for a fleet of Generation Interconnection (GI) studies. In coordination with Savion’s project development teams and outside consultants, facilitate communications and strategies to meet all milestone requirements as dictated by the Interconnection Procedures of various utilities and ISOs. Review and critique interconnection study results and suggest solutions where applicable. Conduct various power system studies as needed to support the GI study process. Ensure compliance with relevant NERC standards and FERC jurisdictional tariffs. Actively participate in various regulatory settings to represent Savion’s interests and effect positive change in renewable energy policies. Specific job duties include the following: Manage assigned interconnection and engineering activities for various utility-scale solar and energy storage projects from site selection to planning and development. Perform in-house technical studies of the transmission grid utilizing engineering software such as PSS/E, PSS-MUST, PSLF, TARA, ASPEN, etc. Manage daily GI study activities for projects under development, as is required to meet tariff timelines, including the collection and distribution of technical T&D information required by various Transmission Providers (TPs). Coordinate the development of necessary GI modeling data with Savion engineering staff, vendors and outside consultants for submission to TPs. Review GI study results, technical reports, and participate in results meetings with the TP. Review and negotiate various GI agreements, submit comments to TPs in a timely manner and facilitate contract execution. Initiate, manage, and review third party studies to assess curtailment, congestion, stability and other transmission-related project risks. Provide analysis to inform Savion’s GI and transmission related strategy for solar and energy storage projects; including project size optimization, fatal flaw analysis, and risk mitigation strategies. Assist in the maintenance of GI study tracking and budget forecasting. Suggest creative bidding strategies that utilize knowledge of the transmission system and thoughtful assessment of study results and hedging options. Develop systems to effectively manage all interconnection planning activities and provide regular reports to management and project teams on project milestones and critical path decisions. Review power-flow, short-circuit, voltage stability and transient analysis results of various GI studies and submit relevant comments to TPs and/or Savion’s management staff. Participate in project scoping meetings, reviews of study results and negotiations of various interconnection agreements. Coordinate the process between internal teams and outside consultants to reach consensus on GI strategy and estimated project costs. Issue relevant engineering documents to TPs to communicate conceptual design of interconnection facilities and initiate detailed design for various projects with subcontractors. Participate in various public workshops and represent the interests of Savion at industry related meetings, conferences and/or legislative forums. Work autonomously at a dynamic pace, find creative solutions, and communicate with both a technical and non-technical audience. Four openings available.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power systems (at bachelor’s or graduate academic level) plus 8 years related experience. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in renewable power system analysis or related fields with demonstrated ability in the use of power systems modeling software PSS/E, PSS-MUST, PSLF, TARA, Powerworld, Aspen OneLiner, or comparable tools. Must have experience with GI studies, power flow analysis, reactive deficiency studies, transient stability analysis, short-circuit, and voltage analysis. A general knowledge of substation layout and protection & control schemes is also required. Must have demonstrated working knowledge of GI process tariffs, interconnection agreements and requirements at a RTO or utility, including PJM or ERCOT. Must have project management experience with GI studies and processes. Must be familiar with various standards, including NERC TPL, applicable to Inverter Based Resources (IBR) and Transmission Planning/Operations. Must have demonstrated ability to engage in technical writing. Position can work from anywhere in the U.S., but must be willing to travel to company offices in Kansas City, MO at least once per quarter.
Compensation and Benefits
- Base, bonus and compensation commensurate with experience
- Vacation & Holidays: Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
- Benefits: Health & dental insurance as well as long-term disability and life insurance, 401(k)
- Savion offers a culture that embraces a flex-time schedule so as to maximize both productivity and work-life balance