Job Description

Hecate Grid is seeking a Manager of Transmission Engineering to join our growing battery storage IPP team in Chicago. The primary responsibilities of this role are to perform transmission system analysis in various RTO/ISO markets to guide project siting and perform strategic analysis. This role will prepare, submit and manage interconnection requests. This role supports the development and commercial operation teams. Interested individuals with the requisite experience, a passion for being part of the energy transition and the desire to build an industry leading storage IPP are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Perform transmission sensitivities and power flow analysis to support development initiatives.
  • Review transmission system analysis, identify interconnection agencies and procedures, prepare and file interconnection requests including supporting internal and external parties with preparation of technical materials. Provide viability feedback to the team and other internal stakeholders to support any financial and project approvals needed.
  • Review and analyze utility pre-screen reports, System Impact Studies, Interconnection Service Agreements, and manage a portfolio of utility interconnection applications from initial submission through closeout.
  • Development of single line diagrams for distribution-level and transmission-level interconnection applications & electrical permits.
  • Analyze interconnection due diligence materials to support project acquisition efforts, identify existing and potential red flags.
  • Review utility impact studies and upgrade estimates to identify cost or time saving measures.
  • Manage external consultants performing interconnection and transmission studies as well as curtailment and congestion analyses.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for utility requirements and medium-voltage design.
  • Lead utility status calls, maintain utility relationships, and manage utility performance to tariff deadlines.
  • Lead technical utility negotiations and drive implementation of non-wires alternatives, selective curtailment, and other grid-edge technologies.
  • Provide congestion and constraints analysis to assist in daily fleet operations.
  • Participate in industry and ISO transmission and interconnection forums.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in transmission planning and power flow analysis.
  • Proficiency with simulation software such as Power World, TARA, PSS/E.
  • Knowledge of System Impact Studies (SIS) and other interconnection studies of battery storage facilities with the ISO/RTO markets and ISO interconnection processes.
  • Understanding of electrical diagrams, preliminary site plans, and preparation of interconnection request packages for submittal.
  • Familiarity of transmission systems and transmission expansion plans in US.
  • Knowledge of Open Access Transmission Tariffs and Generator Interconnection Procedures.
  • Ability to lead advocacy and technical negotiations to facilitate advancement of Advanced Power’s projects.
  • Experience with substation design and transmission-level power system protection and coordination is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of NERC planning standards and FERC rules and regulations.
  • Must have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to study, understand, synthesize and communicate information from multiple parties and disciplines to audiences with different backgrounds and experiences.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent health insurance with 100% premium covered.
  • Generous PTO / sick leave.
  • Biannual company retreats; Fully stocked office pantry; Bring your dog to work.

About Us

Hecate Grid is a leading energy storage IPP that develops, owns and operates standalone storage projects in the U.S. The platform is jointly owned by Hecate Energy and InfraRed Capital, an infrastructure investment with over $14 billion in assets under management. Launched in September 2018, Hecate Grid has leveraged the deep industry experience of Hecate Energy and the secure backing of InfraRed Capital to establish itself as a leading storage IPP.

Hecate Grid is an equal opportunity employer.Employment with Hecate Grid is “at-will”. This means employees are free to resign at any time, with or without cause, and Hecate Grid may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any lawful reason with or without cause or advance notice. Hecate Grid uses E-Verify in partnership with Form I-9 to authorize employment.

To apply please send your resume to Careers@HecateGrid.com. Please include the job title in the email subject line.