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Senior Transmission Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/08/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:

The Senior Transmission Manager will be responsible for transmission assessment, market analysis and interconnection queue management. The position will provide leadership and expert opinion for transmission related topics, develop transmission strategy with development and participate in market analysis, congestion, curtailment and basis analysis. The position will advise senior management on interconnection issues during project approval, financing and commercial transactions. The position will be responsible for transmission interconnection process related external communications with ISOs, utilities and consultants to support new project development, construction and operations. The Senior Transmission Manager will support PPA structuring, financing, project sale and M&A due diligence processes.

Main accountabilities:
*Perform transmission analysis to forecast system condition to asses grid related risks, and provide analyses of congestion and basis risks for potential and existing projects with a long term view
*Conduct/supervise due diligence review to provide recommendation for M&A opportunities
*Provide advice and support to origination and market operations departments
*Manage & monitor interconnection process for wind, solar and storage projects and track the regional transmission planning and developments
*Manage and support the full interconnection proceses across all ISOs and TOs to secure least cost reliable LGIAs, from initial interconnection queue request to the final execution of the large generator interconnection agreement (LGIA).
*Establish relationships with Tos, ISOs and industry representatives accross all markets
*Develop strategies to select new project sites and evaluate opportunities with transmission-related work to ensure each project has sufficient transmission availability for project competitiveness,
*Provide expertise and analytical support on transmission and interconnection issues
*Provide technical and competitive insight throughout development, interconnection, and operation phases of projects.
*Represent client's interests in regional forums, ISOs, RTOs etc. as needed
*Establish relationship with RTOs, ISOs, and utilities during interconnection process to achieve reliable and least cost interconnection and LGIA
*Lead internal and external teams' analyses of transmission load flow and Location Marginal Price (LMP) and the modeling of ISO systems in order to determine their impact on client NA's portfolio
*Propose hedging solutions to ultimately reduce energy price differential between different locations within an energy market
*Work with Market Operations to ensure that a complete understanding of transmission and market-related risks are included in the FTR and hedging strategies
*Provide assessment of grid interconnection to support Origination and M&A activities, such as LMP, congestion risk, curtailment risks, basis risks, etc
*Analyze, forecast, and provide guidance regarding Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs), forward prices, transmission congestion, curtailments, and LMP basis price spread
*Serve as transmission and market design expert by tracking changes, performing research regarding interconnection and transmission policies including FERC record searches, and reviewing key topics and research and review of market rules or processes
*Carry out additional duties as assigned

Travel: up to 10%

Minimum requirements:
*Bachelor's in Engineering, Finance, Business, or a related field
*5-10 years in the electric energy industry, power flow (PSSE/MUST) modeling, transmission panning, interconnection studies and SCED analysis (PROMOD, UPLAN etc) is preferred
*Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, power flow, and SCED analysis tolos
*Proficient knowledge of FERC, NERC, and WECC
*Working knowledge of documents guiding energy for development/electricity sales (e.g., SIS, OATT, LGIA)

Behavioral requirements:
*Ability to deal with complex issues comprehensively from a high theoretical level through implementation details (e.g., ability to understand modeling techniques, technical standards, and how they will eventually impact commercial activity)
*Statistical and analytical skills
*Ability to distill and convey essential knowledge in order to support management and business decisions
*Ability to multi-task and balance job requirements to meet the demands of various internal and external clients
*Strong problem-solving ability
*Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
*Ability to be self-motivated

Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.

Masters or better in Business Administration.

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