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Planning Engineer-System Planning & Transmission (2)
Summary
Title:Planning Engineer-System Planning & Transmission (2)
ID:105809
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Engineering & Technical Services
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801
Description

Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Mandate:
Entry level engineer. With oversight from the dept. Manager and more experienced engineers within the department, analyze, plan, and propose mitigation for Liberty Utility’s transmission and distribution system and interconnections. Perform load flow studies, short circuit studies, coordinate transmission and distribution systems for optimum operation, fulfill power pool requirements by supporting RTO studies, and assist in coordinating and compiling project scopes and cost estimates.
Senior level engineer. With minimal oversight from the dept. Manager, lead work tasked within the department and coordinate work of entry level engineers within the department to support and accomplish department goals. Using past experience, provide expert knowledge and judgement in the analyses, planning, and proposals of mitigation for Liberty Utility’s transmission and distribution system and interconnections. Perform load flow studies, short circuit studies, coordinate transmission and distribution systems for optimum operation, fulfill power pool requirements by supporting RTO studies, and assist in coordinating and compiling project scopes and cost estimates.


Job Functions:

  • Analyze and plan for cost effective transmission and distribution additions, reinforcements and interconnections to provide an adequate, reliable and safe electrical system. Knowledge of electrical power systems, including but not limited to; power flow, stability (transient and dynamic), long/short range planning studies, short circuit, arc flash, under-frequency load shedding, circuit and system dynamics, shunt capacitors, equipment ratings, power factor analysis, and other related studies.
  • Assimilate and submit data as required to the Southwest Power Pool, NERC and the various state public service commissions for inclusion in reports, computer simulation studies and/or other needs.
  • Develop and maintain computer databases as required for load flow, short circuit and other system planning studies.
  • Investigate, analyze and propose mitigation techniques for power quality problems occurring on Empire’s system and at customer’s facilities.
  • Assist in coordinating and compiling cost estimates for transmission and distribution projects which will be included in the Construction Budget.
  • Provide technical and procedural leadership, coordination, and facilitation with internal and external stakeholders by analyzing system impacts of proposed additions, changes, and/or removals of infrastructure needed to serve load.

Minimum Qualifications:
Assoc:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate or ability to obtain EIT certificate within 12 months preferred. Priority given to candidates with working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and/or experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Willing to travel (15% with some overnights).
Sr: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 8+ years of utility planning experience. Professional Engineering (PE) license required. Priority given to candidates with working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance. Strong written and verbal communication skills for compiling technical reports. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Willing to travel (15% with some overnights).

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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