Transmission System Planning Consultant - 1898 & Co. (Brea)
Company: Burns & McDonnell
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The Transmission System Planning Consultant will support a broad
range of studies and other consulting services to support power
delivery utilities to make decisions backed by business and
engineering analysis. The Transmission System Planning Consultant
will perform transmission planning and operational studies
consisting of power flow, transient stability, transfer capability,
short-circuit, electromagnetic, reliability, and economic dispatch
associated with congestion management scenarios.
The consultant will be required to work with numerous entities in
the industry including investor-owned electric utilities, municipal
electric utilities, electric cooperatives, and independent
transmission providers. This consultant will be a lead contributor
to the execution of technical studies and work with project
managers to lead the technical execution for projects. The
consultant will spend time directly engaged with clients to
establish study objectives, formulate project approaches, and
manage/oversee a team of consultants/engineers to meet the study
objectives and provide the client with useful and actionable
The consultant will assist the project managers and lead aspects of
project execution including staffing plan development, analysis and
engineering, schedule and deliverables, and quality management. The
consultant will assist the project manager in business development
activities. The consultant will support and lead both on-the-job
and classroom training efforts for less experienced team
Project execution: Assist project managers in the execution of
projects. Lead aspects of project execution including data
collection, engineering, financial, and technical analysis;
maintain project schedule; develop key project deliverables
including analysis, reports, and presentations; support the project
manager in quality control of deliverables; analyze and communicate
project status, risks, schedule, and costs to project managers;
assist in leading multi-discipline teams of engineers and analysts;
plan, organize, and communicate project personnel needs to project
and department management.
Leadership: Mentor and train less experienced staff on technical
aspects of projects and the industry; serve as a recognized
in-house leader in power delivery planning and evaluation.
Business development: Assist project managers in business
development activities; assist in managing existing client
relationships through client marketing and project interactions;
identify new sales opportunities with clients; assist within
aspects of proposal development and submission including project
planning, budgeting, and scheduling; assist in the establishment of
critical project objectives and performances with client; manage
relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers,
software providers, and contractors.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in an engineering field or related degree from
an accredited program.
Minimum 3 years, or Master's in Engineering with 2 years, of
related experience associated with electric utility operations,
planning, or consulting, or a PhD in Engineering with 1 year of
Knowledge regarding electric transmission systems and transmission
system planning processes.
Experience with power system planning and operations; 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.
Demonstrated ability to independently execute a transmission system
Knowledge of numerous power regions of the country and independent
system operators such as: PJM, MISO, NEISO, SPP, CAISO, WECC, SERC,
Knowledge of NERC and FERC standards
Demonstrated ability to provide independent evaluation, selection,
adaptation, and modification of standard engineering techniques for
electric transmission system planning procedures and criteria.
Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred.
Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building,
collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Proven ability to lead, educate, and train a team of engineers and
analysts in regards to renewable generation studies and design
Ability to independently solve difficult problems that require
adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
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
Willingness to learn new service offerings as client needs and the
market requires changes to the service offerings provided by our
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT).
Ability to travel.
Primary Location US-CA-Brea
Other Locations US-CA-San Diego
Travel: Yes, 25 % 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
Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Req ID: 224482
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