Power Industry Jobs

The most used job board by electric power industry professionals.

Manager, Transmission System Planning (TNMP)

PNM Resources

Location: Alvin , TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 22, 2022
Reference Code: 6087768
This position is posted until filled.

Department: Transmission Planning

  • ERCOT Experience
  • Experience with NERC TPL, FAC, MOD, and PRC Regulatory Requirements
  • Experience with Dynamic, Steady-State, Short-Circuit, and Sub synchronous Resonance Studies
  • Experience with Siemens PSSe

Manager, Transmission System Planning
Salary Grade: G04
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$99,778 - $134,699 - $169,622

Manages a technically oriented department of highly specialized engineers. Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding the state-wide operation of the short-term and long-term electric transmission system. Defines the requirements of the transmission system to ensure compliance with appropriate reliability, operating, and planning criteria. Oversees preparation of the ten-year planning documentation, capital budget, and business justifications for upgrades and/or additions to the transmission system. Represents the company with state and regional entities, other utilities, government agencies, and private industry.


Analyzes the requirements of the short-term and long-term transmission system and capital budget

Performs analysis and makes recommendations regarding the level and types of inter-utility transactions

Evaluates transmission system improvements related to both load growth and generator interconnections

Prepares all internal and external justification involving the company's electric transmission expansion plans and associated operating data

Analyzes and defines system transfer capabilities on the company's system and the systems of surrounding utilities, specifying design and performance criteria for the future generating system

Manages the development, monitoring, and documentation of compliance related activities related to transmission system facilities planning

Plans, organizes, budgets, and directs the activities necessary to accomplish department goals and objectives; develops and maintains department charter

Participates, supports, and reviews all retail regulatory filings and associated data preparation for consistency, accuracy, and reasonableness of results

Provides research, data, and expert testimony on company's transmission planning and improvement activities for regulatory filings and/or responses, as needed


In depth knowledge of engineering principles and economic analyses

Demonstrated understanding of theoretical engineering concepts related to utility operations and practices

Working knowledge of the regulatory framework and general business practices

Knowledge, understanding, and commitment to express and implement the company's vision and goals

Knowledge and understanding of company budgets and relationships with other departments

Technical skills in order to execute the specific functions of the department

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment

Highly motivated team player with strong leadership skills



Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical discipline with seven to nine years of related engineering experience in an electric utility and at least two year of experience in system planning, including two years of management experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience to the discipline.


Registration as a Professional Engineer is required.


Hires, trains, evaluates, rewards, and terminates employees. Designs, organizes, prioritizes, schedules, and leads work assignments. Fosters good working relationships with various groups.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization


Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory

Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs theorems


Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software


Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems, involving a multitude of complex guidelines and variables (e.g., planning, economic, technical, political, and regulatory).


Makes routine day-to-day decisions related to the management of the department and transmission system analyses and performance. Decisions will be based on sound engineering principles and the company's strategic direction. Makes recommendations regarding more complex decisions regarding system expansion. Reviews the soundness of the technical decision-making and recommendations of his/her staff. Exercises considerable judgment regarding interpretation of company policy, management direction, and regulatory posture.


Accountable for Operations and Maintenance budget and recommendations for the capital budget for transmission system reinforcements.


Ability to sit up to 2/3 of the time and to stand, walk, and stoop up to 1/3 of the time. Good vision and ability to adjust focus is required. Manual dexterity is required. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Office environment with occasional travel to represent the company in meetings with customers, other state utilities, and government entities.

Employees in Services Company may be responsible for providing services to various Holding Company subsidiaries and affiliates.

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer‍

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.