• Electrical Engineer

    ACS Professional StaffingVancouver, WA 98661

    Job #1316178054

  • Electrical EngineerDate Posted: 9/24/2020Job Function: EngineeringCity: VancouverState/Province: WashingtonJob Number: JO-2009-9350Overview:ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Electrical Engineer 2 position will work on efforts related to renewable energy integration into the Federal Columbia River Transmission System and operational issues associated with new energy markets and scheduling timelines.This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.Responsibilities:+ Serve as primary resource and internal point-of-contact for Rate Case and pending settlement+ Maintain in-depth knowledge of Rate Case Code and associated studies+ Develop, recommend, and process studies in support of rate case and/or settlement+ Prepare and present testimony on rate case and/or settlement.+ Integrate versioning software for rate case code base coordination.+ Develop, document, and recommend new methods/concepts; collaborate on further developments, create operational/production tools; work with analyst(s) to create use cases for hand off to IT developers.+ Develop, analyze, and recommend criteria, processes, rules, and practices for integrating and controlling renewable energy resources including wind and solar generated power into overall energy transmission system.+ Design and recommend changes in Balancing Authority operations and integrating renewable energy resource power into the Balancing Authority Area to verify system loads and outputs are properly balanced and comply with reliability regulations and criteria. + Work closely with renewable energy resource developers and operators to modify input and changes to the Automatic Generation Control (AGC) system to alleviate control problems. + Review current and proposed criteria applicable to generation and other advanced control systems, analyze control area performance, design, and recommend improvements and corrections.+ Research and recommend and implement approved advanced concepts and algorithms related to control area generation performance. + Analyze, develop, and recommend solutions for issues that arise in the transmission commercial process from inception of a source of power flow (load or generation) through reservations, scheduling, and real time operation to reconciliation and billing. + Research, analyze, and develop operational and policy practices for use within an energy imbalance market or day ahead market construct.+ Serve as primary point-of-contact and resource as the organization's in-house DTC study engineer, aiding other team members+ Provide technical analysis for Dynamic Transfers, renewable generation data, and balancing authority reserve responsibilities+ Develop analysis tools using programing languages, such as R, MatLab, or Python.+ Produce documentation that is technically clear, concise, accurate and comprehensive. Maintain filing system(s), files, documentation, emails, and records in accordance with compliance requirements.Requirements:+ Master's Degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering is desirable.+ A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (or closely related field) is required.+ With an applicable bachelor's degree, 5 years' experience is required.+ Experience should include knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system.+ Intermediate skills using MS Office Suite Tools including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are required.+ 5+ years of practical experience in electrical utility operations relevant to renewable energy integration. + Understanding of energy market concepts and operations is highly preferred (e.g., Western EIM, day ahead market optimization, Security Constrained Economic Dispatch)+ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing sufficient to develop and deliver briefings, status/staff reports, and correspondence to managers to foster understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations and to represent the organization in contacts with external and internal clients+ Knowledge of NERC BAL (North American Reliability Standard Balancing) standards is desired+ Knowledge of Dynamic Transfer Capability / Variable Transfer Limits is preferred+ Knowledge of inter-hour scheduling methods, particularly 15-minute scheduling is desirable+ Knowledge of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), EMS (Energy Management System), and AGC (Automatic Generation Control) systems and associated tools is highly preferred.+ Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.+ Work sponsorship not available at this ~~~ third party candidates considered for this position.

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