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Transmission Planning Engineer
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Cooperative Energy | Hattiesburg, MS
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Job Description

Cooperative Energy will not sponsor applicants for a visa for this position.

Position Summary

Maintains Cooperative Energy system modeling data, develops and updates system models in support of various modeling processes, performs near-term and long-term studies for planning of bulk transmission and interconnected systems, and participates in various NERC, SERC, and MISO activities or committees.

Essential Job Functions

* Collects modeling data from area utilities and coordinates into a combined system model appropriate for operations, transmission, and generation planning studies.
* Provides and updates modeling data for the Cooperative Energy transmission system as required by neighboring utilities and the Reliability Coordinator.
* Provides and updates Cooperative Energy system data in support of MISO system studies and processes and NERC and SERC compliance requirements.
* Maintains and generates data for the load flow programs; includes calculations of transmission line impedances from given physical characteristics and calculation of appropriate models for transformers using available test report data.
* Recommends, develops, implements and documents automated computer programs, and other advanced analysis methods, to allow for comprehensive monitoring of operational performance of the transmission system and detection of transmission system problems.
* Develops near-term and long-term studies in coordination with neighboring utilities to evaluate interconnection operations, transfers, and contingencies.
* Prepares government-required reports and industry surveys related to system planning.
* Participates as required in various NERC, SERC, and MISO activities or committees.
* Generates and maintains data as required for other engineering-related studies.
* Remains familiar with interconnection/interchange agreements and contracts between Cooperative Energy and other utilities, and knowledgeable of the influence of the agreements upon system operations and planning.
* Develop Operating Procedures to relieve identified planning criteria and operating limit violations.


* Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering with power emphasis from an ABET accredited program

Experience Requirements:

* None Required Cooperative Energy co-op/internship experience preferred

Position may be filled at entry level requiring no experience however candidates with greater experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered for higher level engineering classification.

Certifications and Licensures:

* Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
* Valid Mississippi Driver's License Required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

* Comprehensive knowledge of the overall electrical system and its operations.
* Familiarity with transmission reliability analysis, including load flow, Control Systems network applications, and stability.
* Demonstrated proficiency in load-flow simulation software.
* Practical knowledge of PC hardware and software, general computer programming aptitude and the use of industry standard office tools, especially Word, Access and Excel.
* Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision

Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.