Transmission Analyst

    • Irving, TX


Position Summary:

The Transmission Analyst will be responsible for performing analysis of electric transmission systems using large-scale transmission system models and commercially available software tools to support siting and development of new generating facilities and Tenaska's existing generation fleet.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyzing domestic and international transmission systems by developing and power flow modeling tools including steady state, short circuit, and stability analysis software
  • Become a subject-matter expert on market-based reliability mechanisms, including security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED) and contingency analysis
  • Evaluating medium and long term market pricing (e.g. locational marginal pricing, electric transmission tariffs, etc.) for domestic and international electric transmission systems
  • Help to further advance the application of locational marginal pricing models used for near-term and long-term market analysis with production cost modeling software
  • Interact with Tenaska's Strategic Development & Acquisitions group to support prospective deals.
  • Assist with completing generator interconnection and transmission service requests needed for asset development, asset management, and acquisition activities
  • Participating in industry organizations to represent Tenaska's views and opinions as needed to enhance overall asset development, acquisition, and marketing opportunities, and to support existing and future asset operations
  • Must be able to travel for overnight business
  • Dependable, reliable, and predictable attendance is required



Core Competencies:
  • Self-Starter - The Transmission Analyst can work effectively and efficiently with little oversight. He/she follows assignment of tasks, but also identifies additional activities and initiates the appropriate effort. He/she is a self-starter showing a strong bias for action with a sense of urgency and high energy. The Transmission Analyst works within a collaborative environment to achieve improved results. Deals effectively with changes in priorities, unexpected events or unanticipated demands.
  • Technical Skills - The Transmission Analyst has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Formulates and expresses views developed through research on trends in electric transmission including technical and market developments. Carefully maintains large, complex databases and takes the initiative to improve analysis procedures and software
  • Informing - Provides the information to individuals so that they can make accurate decisions. Timely and accurately responds to requests for research, technical, and market information. Delivers service that consistently exceeds quality standards.
  • Communication Skills - The Transmission Analyst uses effective communication skills to manage communication and feedback within the organization. He/she is candid, clear and concise in communication, and is able to confidently communicate the results of analyses to key decision makers. He/she effectively matches style, tone, and delivery method to the intended audience.
  • Leadership/Peer Relationships - The Transmission Analyst displays leadership and team orientation by working collaboratively to promote the organization's success. He/she effectively practices a high level of good judgment and interpersonal skills; Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
  • Learning - Learns quickly when facing new problems; Open to change; Embraces challenging experiences. Constantly strives to gain additional expertise and knowledge.



Education/Experience/Skills

Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science or greater in Electrical Engineering
  • A minimum of two years of experience in engineering and technical analysis of the energy industry
  • Excellent MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and VBA skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, analytical mindset, and questioning attitude
  • Proactive approach toward seeking out and solving challenging problems
  • Strong work ethic, team attitude, and willingness to work extended hours as workload requires
  • Outstanding ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment



Preferred Requirements:
  • Familiarity with structured, centrally-cleared electricity markets
  • Experience with transmission modeling software such as PSLF, PSSe, TARA, or PowerWorld
  • Hands-on experience with large-scale transmission system models
  • Knowledge of programming language(s) such as Python
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with various power generation technologies including natural gas fired combined cycle, new advanced power generation technologies, and renewable energy
  • Knowledge of various transmission system and substation elements



Physical Demands:

The job will require sitting in an indoor office environment, the need to visually read various written materials including, but not limited to paper documents and computer monitors. The job may also require standing, bending, walking, lifting up to 10 lbs., carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling, crouching, driving, and airline travel. The incumbent will have the ability to use standard office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, calculator, and copy and fax machines. Travel required to meetings in other office buildings, including local and domestic.

Tenaska is an equal opportunity employer.


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