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Resource Studies & Assessments Engineer/Analyst

ISO New England

Location: Holyoke, MA US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: September 11, 2022
Reference Code: 123765401
Perform power system resource adequacy and reliability studies in new and creative ways. With the shift to a cleaner grid, the demand and generation mix of the New England power system are expected to experience major transformations over the next decades. The Resource Studies and Assessments group sits at the heart of these transformations and is in need of a passionate and innovative engineer to help meet the exciting challenges that a shift to a cleaner grid will create.

Conduct bulk power system resource adequacy and reliability studies to identify and address the long-term resource needs of the New England region. Such studies are of paramount importance as they, in addition to satisfying and complying with national, regional and local reliability criteria and standards, provide key parameters for the wholesale markets and valuable information for the New England power system stakeholders and policy makers.

Hybrid work model with up to 3 days remote if desired.

How you will make an impact
  • Design, develop and manage needed data sets, files or databases for conducting resource adequacy studies.
  • Perform simulations of the bulk power system using software tools including but not limited to GE MARS, Energy Exemplar PLEXOS, Siemens PSS/E, and PowerGEM TARA, etc.
  • Work with ISO-NE Staff or Consultants to conduct various analyses and subsequently prepare written reports detailing the objectives, assumptions, methods, findings and recommendations.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other ISO New England departments, Market Participants, NEPOOL and ISO Committees, regulatory entities and other stakeholders.
  • Respond to data and information requests from regional/national reliability organizations and state and federal regulators.
What we are looking for
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering discipline is required; concentration related to power systems is preferred. A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the New England generation and transmission system, including planning practices, real-time operational issues and topology is a plus.
  • Computer programing skills (such as Python) to automate simulations and streamline data pre- and post-processing is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of probabilistic loss of load or unserved energy calculation methodologies economic generation production simulation techniques is desirable
  • Ability to work independently and with a wide range of engineers/economists/analysts and other stakeholders to assure that projects meet schedules and goals.
  • Ability to conduct multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize and present information in structured and concise manner, while meeting predefined corporate goals.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO's mission, vision, and values define our purpose-these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of theorganization.

Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region's wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.

Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.

Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our employees get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. Our competitive base salaries, performance-driven bonus incentive offering, as well as a variety of health, wellness, and professional development benefits underscore the value we place in our employees. Beyond our comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, we encourage continuous learning through our training and tuition reimbursement programs and support work-life balance with flex hours, hybrid work models for most roles, and paid vacation and holidays. Our benefits strive to fulfill the needs of our employees across life's stages, with paid parental time off, health and wellness programs, 401k with company match, and a retirement plan. For the convenience of our employees, we offer complimentary access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.

COVID-19 Policy: Employee safety and well-being is a priority at ISO New England. To safeguard our teams and the important work they do, ISO New England has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Equal Opportunity : We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug Free Environment: We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Social Networking Notice : ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

Other details
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Telecommute % 60
About this Employer‍

Keeping the lights on in New England

We are the independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for keeping electricity flowing across the six New England states and ensuring that the region has reliable, competitively priced wholesale electricity today and into the future.