Openings at National Grid Renewables

Principal Transmission Engineer

Job Title
Principal Transmission Engineer
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
Other Location
National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction, and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

National Grid Renewables is seeking an Electrical Engineer III to join our transmission team.  This person will be responsible for evaluating electrical aspects of renewable energy projects.  This position will be based out the company headquarters in Bloomington, MN.

General Position Overview
Engineer Level 3: Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives. This level requires developmental experience in a professional position. Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems. Work is reviewed for application of professional judgment. May provide guidance to other staff members and coordinate work confidently with other departments.

  • Performing technical analyses relating to wind, solar and other project development. Capable of clearly explaining the analysis methodology and justification for utilizing it.
  • Completing analytical and administrative tasks relating to electrical interconnection and development of wind, solar, or other energy projects.
  • Completing analytic and administrative tasks relating to Project Scoping, Screening Analyses, Generator Interconnection, Facilities Studies, IA negotiation and Strategic Initiatives. Work is reviewed (by supervisor) for application of professional judgment.
  • Assisting and representing National Grid Renewables and/or renewable energy at appropriate industry conferences and different stakeholder meetings.
  • Interface with Stakeholders to achieve successful project creation and implementation.
  • Ability to summarize projects’ results, risks and discuss if needed with accuracy and clarity.
  • Provide drafts of different reports and presentations as required from the Transmission Department.
  • Bachelor's degree (and/or Master’s degree) in Electrical Engineering. Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred.
  • 3-6 years of electrical engineering/transmission planning experience or ISO Generation Interconnection Process industry experience. *
  • RTO (ERCOT, MISO, PJM or SPP) knowledge/experience required. Ability to communicate clearly with different RTOs to gather information regarding GI application, processes, cost allocation….etc
  • Ability to review and critique TO/RTO work/results and validate for accuracy with minor supervision.
  • Good working experience with PSS/E. Additional knowledge of TARA analysis software is preferred. Ability to navigate smoothly through software and complete non-complicated troubleshooting.
  • Experience with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) regional processes and the different NERC TPL standards is a plus.

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