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Utility Scale Interconnection Manager / Analyst
rPlus Energies

Company Description

Company Overview

rPlus is a team of committed energy industry professionals working together to develop large-scale renewable energy generation and electric storage projects in the United States. rPlus is a market leader in the western US with a proven track record of delivering projects to utility and corporate customers on time and on budget. rPlus specializes in bringing projects to market through partnership with the private sector, municipalities, utilities, and industry-leading technology and service providers. Its portfolio consists of a strategic mix of solar, solar plus battery, wind, and pumped storage hydro facilities. rPlus is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and is backed by Gardner Group and Sandbrook Capital. 

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Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Primary Category:
Trades
Secondary Category:
Electrician
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
5/21/2024

rPlus Energies

Utility Scale Interconnection Manager / Analyst

Position Overview
rPlus is seeking a Manager of Interconnection and Transmission. The preferred candidate is an electrical engineer with both development and construction experience, especially in WECC. This position entails the oversight and leadership of the company’s interconnection positions from beginning to end, including liaising between development, construction, and utility teams, running technical studies, and advancing a multi-gigawatt portfolio of renewable energy generation and energy storage projects to commercial operation. 

** experience with interconnection for a utility scale project is required for this position ** 

General Responsibilities:

  • Lead interconnection process from request to commissioning across multiple utilities and ISOs/RTOs. Oversee interconnection studies and coordinate cross-functionally with origination, development, commercial, construction, and legal teams.
  • Build relationships with utility generation interconnection and transmission departments. 
  • Negotiate and secure interconnection and transmission agreements in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
  • Maintain active tracking of interconnection positions, study status, budget, and risk assessments specific to key decision points and applicable tariff proceedings 
  • Lead process for supplementary studies like transmission service requests and load requests. Coordinate with engineering/technical resources.
  • Support business development with interconnection studies and guidance. 
  • Forecast and report interconnection costs and risks. 
  • Provide strategic, market, commercial, and technical input on grid integration, schedules, costs, and efficient design to development, engineering, construction, and business development teams. 
  • Review preliminary electrical designs, site layouts, and construction drawings to optimize system design and meet utility requirements.  

Location: 

  • Salt Lake City or Boise location strongly preferred (open to considering remote locations in limited circumstances and subject to experience and ability to travel)
  • Travel requirement in the range of 10-25% on average (subject to location and further discussion)  

Requirements: 

  • 3-5+ years of energy project development with emphasis on large generator interconnection process required.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of FERC and ISO-level interconnection processes required (focus on WECC preferred) 
  • Direct experience coordinating (or managing) interconnection study process from request to signed LGIA 
  • 3+ years of direct experience in completed/commissioned “large generator” facility (as defined by NERC and FERC) interconnection and interface between development and construction teams strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field 
  • Working knowledge of physical layouts/arrangement of utility-scale high voltage and renewable generation and energy storage facilities strongly preferred 
  • Working knowledge of wholesale energy markets and project development lifecycle is a bonus. 
  • Strong team management and project management skills required. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, analytical, and written communication skills. 
  • PE license preferred. 
  • GIS software proficiency is a bonus. 
  • PSSE, ASPEN, PSCAD, PSLF modeling experience is a bonus  

 

 

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