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RCM Technologies Senior Engineer in Westwood, Massachusetts

Reference # :21-00719Title :Senior EngineerLocation :Westwood, MAPosition Type :Full Time/ContractExperience Level :8 YearsStart Date :09/20/2021 DescriptionAre you a Electrical Engineer seeking a long term rewarding opportunity? You should seriously consider a change! Our client a leading utility and power company is seeking highly motivated people to join their team. This role requires the modeling, analyses, and planning level designs of distribution lines and substation facilities in an electric power system. Typical DER studies include analyses of distribution connected generation and storage and their impact on the distribution system.Essential Functions:

  • Assists in development of the distribution system power flow model for the purpose of studying the interconnection of generation and storage in both Synergi and PSCAD Software

  • Assists in the assessment and analysis of proposed solutions associated with the integration of DER and associated impact on the ISO-NE regional system. This task includes:

  • Working with distribution system planning and transmission interconnection engineers

  • Verification of technical feasibility or soundness of proposed plans utilizing industry accepted techniques

  • Developing design solutions and possible alternatives to mitigate identified assessment criteria violations

  • Interfacing with DER, various line and substation engineering, asset management, siting, environmental and permitting, operations, etc. for the determination of planning needs and proposed plans

  • Conducts assessments and develops options to meet DER interconnections by identifying key technical issues and developing proposed and alternative solutions.

  • Apply industry and corporate distribution planning standards in conjunction with regulations of Federal, State and Local regulatory authorities

  • Review and preparation of Pre-Application Report requests

  • Review and feasibility assessment support for applications in the interconnection queue

  • Managing the local impact analysis of distribution interconnections on the Eversource distribution system

  • Working with distribution engineering, distribution planning and transmission interconnection departments

Other supporting tasks include but not limited to:

  • Assist with preparing internal authorization forms and presenting them at monthly meetings

  • Manage approved inverter list - Reviewing UL certifications to add inverters to our list of approved models for reference

  • Clearly and effectively communicates the results of analyses and action plans both verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders

  • Working on a weekly basis with Project Management and Scheduling team in providing effective feedback on the project deliverables

  • Taking ownership of the DER projects from start to execution of the permission to operate

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as DG, storage, reliability, load flow, flicker, stability, short circuit, voltage regulation, transients, power factor, losses, etc.

  • Technical understanding of the parameters and functions used in the operation of the power delivery system as well as power industry fundamentals, practices, and standards

  • Knowledge and experience using power system modeling and simulation software for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit, stability, and electromagnetic transients.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, presentation, negotiation and persuasion skills both verbal and written.

  • Demonstrated skill with MS Office applications as well as Internet-based tools and resources

Mandatory Software Requirements:

  • ASPEN, ETAP, Synergi Electric, PSCAD, CymeDist

Education: Requires a minimum of Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems or related.Experience: 8-10+ years of related experienceLicenses & Certifications: PE is preferred. RCM Technologies is a leading provider of IT Business Solutions and Engineering Services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors. RCM partners with clients to define implement and manage a broad range of technologies across multiple platforms, systems, and networks. Our broad geographic presence ensures that a proven and reliable tactical and strategic capability is available and deployable virtually everywhere in North America. RCM Technologies, (USA) Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. RCM encourages applicants of all ages.