Interconnection Specialist / Engineer

Swift Current Energy, a renewable energy project developer, owner and operator (the “Company”) is seeking an Interconnection Specialist / Engineer to join our growing team. The Company has primary offices in Boston MA, Yarmouth ME and Houston TX, with a preference for the Houston area; remote candidates may be considered based on fit and qualifications.

The Interconnection Specialist / Engineer role provides a great opportunity to join a successful, high performing, and rapidly growing renewable energy company. We value and reward initiative and emphasize a strong commitment to our employees and their responsibilities to their families. This position affords an excellent opportunity for professional growth, working alongside industry experts and leaders. Additional information on Swift Current, our projects and our team is available at www.swiftcurrentenergy.com.

Job Scope:

The Interconnection Specialist / Engineer will play a central role in integrating renewable energy ventures into the power grid. The successful candidate will manage generator interconnection processes, ensuring compliance with technical and regulatory requirements. They will collaborate with various stakeholders, including system operators and internal teams, and work with third-party consultants to ensure successful project outcomes. Responsibilities include conducting tariff research, preparing interconnection requests, overseeing external advisors, and maintaining the pipeline projects in good standing.

Specific responsibilities of the Interconnection Specialist / Engineer include the following:

  • Develop a comprehensive and thorough understanding and familiarity with various generator interconnection procedures in North America.
  • Prepare interconnection applications compliant with ISO/RTO/Utility regulations including determination of financial and land control requirements.
  • Negotiate and execute generator interconnection related agreements.                   
  • Manage commercial and technical aspects of the interconnection process.   
  • Select and oversee external consultants for early stages of generator interconnection projects.
  • Keep up-to-date with various interconnection procedures and requirements through attending ISO/RTO periodic meetings and workshops.
  • Collaborate with internal teams throughout the different project phases to ensure compliance with ISO/RTO/Utility regulations and support with generator interconnection process.
  • Ad hoc tasks as required from time to time.

This role reports to theVice President, Transmission & Interconnection. The expected travel for this position is approximately 15%, including to attend periodic in-person meetings. Job responsibilities may evolve based on Company needs and individual career growth.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in generation interconnection processes and procedures for at least one ISO/RTO.
  • Knowledge of various ISO’s/RTO’s regulations and policies related to generation interconnection processes and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of FERC transmission tariffs and interconnection processes.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field (Electrical Engineering or Power Systems preferred).
  • Proficient in use of Excel to support project tracking and other misc. activities; adept at using Word and PowerPoint for reporting and presentations.
  • Current authorization to live and work in the U.S.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Adaptable approach to one’s work; self-directed and capable of working independently or across a geographically dispersed team.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills, with the ability to multi-task and track progress and deadlines across various projects.
  • Personal curiosity and excitement for the renewable energy sector, with a drive to stay current with industry developments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills.

Please submit your resumé to jobs@swiftcurrentenergy.com if you are interested in this position.

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