• Senior Solutions Engineer

    Location US-PA-Audubon
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/8/2018 11:30 AM)
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  • General Position Summary

    The (Sr./Lead) Solutions Engineer position provides support for the PJM Model Management system used to update the PJM Bulk Transmission Model for implementation in the PJM Energy Management System (EMS), Market System and other downstream applications used in PJM. This includes participation in the design, testing, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the Model Management system and the infrastructure used to transfer model update data to downstream systems using Service Oriented Architecure (SOA). The engineer will also participate in the bulk transmission model quarterly updates and provide support to PJM staff using the Model Management tool to update the PJM model both for real-time and quarterly model update purposes. Additionally the engineer will coordinate creation of the latest model build file in the Common Information Model (CIM) format for downstream use.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participate and provide subject matter expertise in the PJM Quarterly Transmission Model Update process by creating in CIM and other formats the latest nodal and commercial models, ensuring successful transfer of such to downstream systems including PJM EMS SCADA, Transmission Network Application (TNA) suite of advanced applications, Automatic Generation Control (AGC), Operator Training Simulator (OTS), Market systems and other PJM downstream tools, supporting translation requirements as appropriate
    • Support the specification, design, development and testing of the PJM EMS Model Management system to ensure that it meets PJM's changing functional requirements and ongoing infrastructure maintenance requirements, including interaction with EMS vendors to complete implementation and ensure ongoing maintenance is addressed
    • Support the specification, design, development and testing of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Activation automation used to transfer real-time and quarterly model updates from the PJM EMS Model Management system to PJM SCADA ensuring that it meets PJM's changing functional requirements, including interaction with EMS vendors to complete implementation and testing
    • Creation and maintenance of departmental process and procedure documentation for department use of EMS Model Management system
    • Design data loading and conversion scripts to enhance/automate the process to load model data into the PJM EMS and other PJM automated tools and systems, including where appropriate, interaction with EMS vendors and consultants to complete implementation and testing
    • Coordinate model updates, and technical modeling support with adjacent regional entities/ RTO’s in support of external models and Market to Market coordination

    Characteristics and Qualifications


    • BS, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent work experience
    • At least 4 years of experience with either Nodal, Commercial or Planning Bulk Power Transmission modelling in all phases of software development (i.e. design, testing and implementation) for IT projects
    • Ability to produce high-quality work products with attention to detail
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Ability to use mathematical and electrical theory
    • Ability to troubleshoot and provide technical support


    • MS, Engineering
    • Experience with PJM operations, markets, and planning functions
    • Experience using PSS/e (power system analysis program)
    • Experience with power flow applications such as PSS/E, PSS-MUST, TARA, PAAC, EMS or equivalent
    • Experience using CIM for maintaining Bulk Power Transmission modelling Experience in implementation of EMS large scale software tools Experience using and maintaining Energy Management Systems Experience evaluating technologies, benefits, risks and costs in order to make technology decisions and addresses technical issues as they arise


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