Burns & McDonnell Transmission System Planning Project Manager in Brea, California
The Transmission System Planning Project Manager should have a deep and broad base of knowledge regarding electric transmission systems and transmission system planning processes. The candidate will perform transmission planning studies consisting of power flow, transient stability, transfer capability, and economic dispatch associated with congestion management scenarios. The candidate will be responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work efforts with the project manager. Study efforts will require judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques for electric transmission system planning procedures and criteria. The candidate will perform work which involves conventional engineering practices, but may involve a variety of complex features in regards to electrical system power flows and stability. The candidate will be responsible for teaching and training less experienced engineers with regards to transmission planning studies and evaluations. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, advanced degree is a plus (MSEE, MBA, or PhD)
Minimum of 7 years of experience with a broad range of transmission system studies
Experience with multiple power system planning, studies, and operations such as transient stability, short circuit, and voltage analysis; NERC, FERC, and Regional requirements, policies and procedures; production costing; risk assessment techniques; TPL compliance; generator interconnection; and harmonics analysis.
Strong computer skills using industry software such as PSS/E, PSLF, EMTP/ATP, PSCAD, SKM, ETAP, and Promod
Ability to execute a transmission system planning study with support from other staff with little to no direction
Knowledge of numerous power regions of the country and independent system operators such as: PJM, MISO, NEISO, SPP, CAISO, WECC, SERC, ERCOT, NYISO
Knowledge of NERC and FERC standards
Proven ability to lead, educate, and train a team of engineers and analysts in regards to transmission system planning studies
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills
General business and financial calculation knowledge
Effective Project Management skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Ability to work with existing and new clients to identify new projects, articulate to the clients our ability to perform those projects, and translate that into the sale of consulting services
Ability to communicate with various business contacts to understand their needs and translate them into a scope of work that meets their desired outcomes
Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines and to be effective in on-site work environments
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met
Ability to focus on the big picture to effectively and efficiently provide services that meet client needs, while also having the ability to identify and analyze details that are critical to project outcomes
Willingness to learn new service offerings as client needs and the market requires changes to the service offerings provided by our group
Willingness and ability to develop a broad set of service offering types to allow for flexibility to go where the work is
Willingness to cross sell other services offered by Burns & McDonnell outside the project manager’s core set of services
Willingness to negotiate with clients for new service agreements
Professional registration preferred
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Other Locations US-AZ-Phoenix, US-GA-Atlanta, US-TX-Houston, US-FL-Orlando, US-CT-Wallingford, US-CA-Brea
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.
We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.
At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.
Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 191792