Sr. (Lead) Engineer/Analyst I (II) at PJM Interconnection

Posted in Architecture 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Audubon, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

The primary function of the Sr. (Lead) Engineer/Analyst is to provide technical support for the activities of the Transmission Operations Department (TOD) and TOD's sister Outage Analysis Technologies (OAT) and Generation Department within the Operations Planning Division. Sr. Engineers/Analysts perform the analyses and coordination of transmission outage requests, summer seasonal assessments and other regional studies. Sr. Engineers/Analysts create temporary transmission operating procedures and maintain PJM manuals. Sr. Engineers/Analysts support tools/initiatives such as Transient Stability Analysis (TSA), Voltage Stability Analysis (VSA), Transmission Adequacy Reliability Assessment (TARA), Intelligent Event Processor (IEP), Emergency Procedures (EP) and SynchroPhasors as well as other automation initiatives such as Keystone, a custom application developed in support of the PJM transmission outage study process. Engineers/Analysts interact with the transmission owners, representatives of adjoining systems, PJM Reliability Engineers and PJM Dispatch, PJM Applied Solutions and PJM ITS. Finally, these positions are part of a matrixed organization between the two departments – TOD and OAT with duties split between Operational Planning Analysis/Coordination under TOD and application development/enhancement under OAT. As such, additional responsibilities will include rotations through each department learning and performing the key responsibilities of each.

Applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. ​
This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements. Please consult with your manager to confirm options for flexibility. Business needs and/or on-call responsibilities may require you to report to campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop Operational Base Cases and Conduct Seasonal Studies - Create operational base cases from the MMWG series cases using PSS/E.

  • Conduct seasonal operating studies under the auspices of the OATF and other RRO study initiatives.

  • Develop and maintain the necessary transmission system models.

  • Manage Transmission Outage Process - Perform power flow analysis, grant, or reject transmission outage requests.

  • Maintain transmission outage schedules in coordination with transmission owners.

  • Identify and report potential operating issues related to near-term transmission outages.

  • Coordinate outages to reduce FTR in adequacy by determined metrics.

  • Coordinate Transmission and Generation Outages.

  • Schedule Generation to support Transmission Outages.

  • Perform power system analyses and document analysis results.

  • Apply sound engineering judgment to create innovative solutions to engineering problems

  • Support PJM compliance efforts to adhere to NERC and RRO standards.

  • Coordinate the analysis activities of less experienced engineers, review results of analysis performed by other engineers.

  • Represent PJM on Transmission-related Committees and Study Groups - Represent PJM on committees sponsored by NERC, RFC, PJM, or others.

  • Represent PJM on study groups that conduct interregional studies or other special studies.

  • Support PJM Procedures/Tools/Initiatives - Engineers create temporary transmission operating procedures and maintain PJM manuals.

  • Engineers support tools/initiatives such as TSA/VSA, TARA, IEP, Keystone, and eDart

  • Engineers support integration of technologies such as SynchroPhasors.

  • Develop and implement new technologies to create increased efficiencies and improved reliability.

  • Coordinate with Dispatch and Reliability Engineers propose enhancements to existing applications and processes, propose development of new tools and processes, and assist in the development of tools for the economic evaluation of efficient system operation.

Characteristics and Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience

  • At least 5 years of experience for Senior level or 0-5 years of experience for entry level

  • Ability to produce high-quality work products with attention to detail

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Ability to use mathematical and electrical theory

  • Ability to troubleshoot and provide technical support

  • Ability to use mathematical and electrical theory


  • MS degree in Engineering

  • Experience with PJM operations, markets, and planning functions

  • Experience using PSS/e (power system analysis program)

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