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Smart Grid Engineer

ISO New England

Location: Holyoke, MA US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 8, 2023
Reference Code: 123764446
The Smart Grid Engineer offers a unique opportunity to conduct a wide range of research and development to solve practical challenging issues facing ISO New England. We are looking for new talent with strong power system background, ability to analyze critical issues and problems, identify new opportunities, design and recommend technological solutions to help improve the reliability and efficiency of New England's power grid. This role is part of our Advanced Technology Solution team, known internally as our 'think tank."

Hybrid work with up to 3 days remote

How you will make an impact:
  • Conduct research, development and implementation of cutting edge technologies such as cloud computing, machine learning, synchrophasor technology, and renewable integration.
  • Support complex big data analysis of power system planning, operations and wholesale electricity market by applying techniques such as statistics, probabilistic risk assessment models, data mining, etc.
  • Analyze, design, prototype and recommend solutions to complex technical challenges from business units such as Planning, Operations, and IT
  • Collaborate state-of-the-art power system research with external research organizations such as EPRI, PSERC, CURENT, DOE National Labs, software vendors
What we look for:
  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Operations Research or Computer Science
  • Knowledge/experience with power system modeling, simulation and analysis, especially related to Inverter Based Resources (IBRs) such as Wind, Solar, Battery, HVDC, etc.
  • Working experience with commercial power system analysis tools such as PSS/E, PSCAD, TSAT, PowerWorld, and Plexos is a plus
  • Knowledge/experience in software development (Java, Python, Matlab, ....)
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Five years of experience is required for the Senior Engineer, and eight years of experience is required for the Lead Engineer
Desired not required
  • Experience with the GE Grid EMS system
  • Knowledge and user experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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.