• Engineer Rotation Program (ARC)

    Location US-PA-Valley Forge
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/6/2018 11:03 AM)
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  • General Position Summary

    Through this 36-month program, participants experience technically challenging, hands-on nine month rotations in the three core functions of PJM – System Operations, System Planning, and Markets - as well as shorter rotations in many support functions including Member Relations, Security, Information Technology, Compliance, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, and Regulatory.  This program is designed to build a fundamental understanding of the operation of the power grid from a real-time, system operations perspective, a thorough knowledge of how the wholesale markets operate, and a critical knowledge of the long-term infrastructure planning process.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    In the System Operations rotation, participants gain hands-on experience with PJM’s energy management system (EMS) and other tools needed to model, analyze, and operate the world’s largest centrally-dispatched power system on a real-time basis assuring its reliability and safety. 


    Through the System Planning rotation, participants learn how to perform transmission expansion analysis in support of all aspects of the development of the Regional Transmission Expansion Plan including baseline, generator interconnection, and interregional analysis.  The Regional Transmission Expansion Plan integrates baseline reliability analyses with market efficiency and interconnection analysis to identify bulk transmission system expansion or enhancement options.  


    During the Markets rotation, participants learn how to operate and support each of the following markets on a daily basis: Spinning Reserve, Regulation, Day Ahead, Financial Transmission Rights (FTR), and Capacity.   Additionally, participants learn how to monitor PJM Real Time LMP calculations and review prices for accuracy prior to posting.


    Rotational assignments in Member Relations, Security, Information Technology, Compliance, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, and Regulatory will give participants a broader understanding of the business of PJM and continue to build business and leadership skills.





    To facilitate success in the program, participants will be provided:

    • Executive and Sr. Leadership exposure through assignments and roundtable discussions
    • A formal mentor
    • Training opportunities aligned with rotation assignment
    • Competency development through on-the-job work assignments as well as informal and formal training
    • A Program Manager to monitor your progress and assist with your development

    Characteristics and Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





    • B.S. Engineering (B.S.Electrical Engineering with concentration in Power Systems preferred)
    • This position is entry-level
    • GPA:  3.0 or higher out of 4.0 scale
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
    • Quick learner of technical concepts
    • Professional demeanor with co-workers and management
    • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)




    • M.S. Electrical Engineering with concentration in Power Systems
    • Prior co-op or intern experience in the energy industry
    • Knowledge of power system engineering concepts, principles, standards and reliability concepts.
    • Experience with Oracle PL/SQL and Visual Basic
    • General understanding of evolving industry regulatory and technical issues as they apply to the PJM system and the role of PJM as an ISO/RTO.



    Click here to learn more about the Arc Program.


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