• Engineer

    Location Valley Forge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2019 11:30 AM)
    Job ID
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  • General Position Summary

    The primary function of the (Sr.) Engineer/Analyst is to provide technical support for the activities of the Outage Analysis Technologies/Transmission Operations Department. Engineers/Analysts perform the analyses and coordination of transmission outage requests, summer seasonal assessments and other regional studies. Engineers/Analysts create temporary transmission operating procedures and maintain PJM manuals. Engineers/Analysts support tools/initiatives such as Transient Stability Analysis (TSA), Voltage Stability Analysis (VSA), Transmission Adequacy Reliability Assessment (TARA), Intelligent Event Processor (IEP), and SynchroPhasors as well as other automation initiatives. Engineers/Analysts interact with the transmission owners, representatives of adjoining systems, PJM Reliability Engineers and PJM Dispatch, PJM Applied Solutions and PJM ITS. Finally, these positions are part of a matrixed organization between the two departments – Transmission Operations and Outage Analysis Technologies. As such, additional responsibilities will include rotations through each department learning and performing the key responsibilities of each.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop Operational Base Cases and Conduct Seasonal Studies - Create operational base cases from the MMWG series cases using PSS/E.
    • Conduct seasonal operating studies under the auspices of the OATF and other RRO study initiatives.
    • Develop and maintain the necessary transmission system models.
    • Manage Transmission Outage Process - Perform power flow analysis, grant, or reject transmission outage requests.
    • Maintain transmission outage schedules in coordination with transmission owners.
    • Identify and report potential operating issues related to near-term transmission outages.
    • Coordinate outages to reduce FTR in adequacy by determined metrics.
    • Coordinate Transmission and Generation Outages.
    • Schedule Generation to support Transmission Outages.
    • Perform power system analyses and document analysis results.
    • Apply sound engineering judgment to create innovative solutions to engineering problems
    • Support PJM compliance efforts to adhere to NERC and RRO standards.
    • Coordinate the analysis activities of less experienced engineers, review results of analysis performed by other engineers.
    • Represent PJM on Transmission-related Committees and Study Groups - Represent PJM on committees sponsored by NERC, RFC, PJM, or others.
    • Represent PJM on study groups that conduct interregional studies or other special studies.
    • Support PJM Procedures/Tools/Initiatives - Engineers create temporary transmission operating procedures and maintain PJM manuals.
    • Engineers support tools/initiatives such as TSA/VSA, TARA, IEP, and eDart
    • Engineers support integration of technologies such as SynchroPhasors.
    • Develop and implement new technologies to create increased efficiencies and improved reliability.
    • Coordinate with Dispatch and Reliability Engineers propose enhancements to existing applications and processes, propose development of new tools and processes, and assist in the development of tools for the economic evaluation of efficient system operation.

    Characteristics and Qualifications


    • BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Business
    • 0-5 years of experience
    • 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)


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