Burns & McDonnell Senior Transmission System Planning Consultant/Project Manager in Houston, Texas
We are seeking to hire a Senior Transmission System Planning Consultant/Project Manager for our 1898 and Co. Global Practice in our Houston, TX regional office!
The Senior Transmission System Planning Consultant/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.
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.
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.
Responsible for teaching and training less experienced engineers with regards to transmission planning studies and evaluations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 7 years of applicable planning experience or Master's in Electrical Engineering with 6 years of applicable experience or PhD in Electrical Engineering with 4 years of applicable experience
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering - Power Systems, preferred
7 years of related professional experience working for or providing consulting services to investor-owned electric utilities, municipal electric utilities, electric cooperatives, and independent power producers to make decisions backed by business and engineering analysis
At least 2 years of project management experience strongly
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
General business and financial calculation knowledge, including discounted cash flow analysis, net present value analysis, and internal rate of return evaluations
Proven ability to lead multi-discipline teams of engineers and analysts
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills. 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
Primary Location US-TX-Houston
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
About 1898 & Co.
1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.
Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 200980