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Midwest Energy Association Strategic Economic Studies Engineer in Rapid City, South Dakota

Strategic Economic Studies EngineerBlack Hills Energy

Job Start Date:02/01/2020Type of Position:Engineering

Number of Openings:1Wage/Salary:$78,800Per Year

Job Location & Contact:

7001 Mt Rushmore Rd

Rapid City,SD57702



Job Description:

Analyze and assess the transmission system for congestion; to ensure operational reliability, adequacy, efficiency, and security, and the long-term needs of Black Hills Energy.

Develop an understanding of the Western Interconnection energy markets, and transmission system and generation fleet and its response under contingent conditions, perform production cost modeling analysis to identify economic opportunities to be addressed through transmission and/or generation solutions.

Summarize study findings in reports at the end of planning cycles

Collaborate with transmission planning engineers to identify and scope projects for potential studies.

Develop best cost facility addition plans.

Develop power system models

Design models representing transmission facilities, generation, loads, contingencies, and other power system components.

Formulate analytical techniques and study procedures.

Provide technical assistance and/or direction to other engineers, analysts, technicians and contractors.

Create presentations and present key analytical results and economic transmission planning updates.

Coordinate with Resource Planning to identify transmission system needs to be incorporated into the resource planning process

Perform analysis to support long range resource plans and assist in identifying the location, timing, and technology mix of the Company’s future resource needs.

Provide functional back up and support for Wholesale Transmission Policy Manager.

Experience Required:

Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in electric power industry resource or transmission planning is required with proven leadership and project management experience.

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant quantitative field (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics) required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience performing economic transmission planning preferred.

Degree in electrical engineering (power systems emphasis) preferred.

Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other quantitative field preferred.

Licensure as a professional engineer is beneficial.

How to Apply:

Application Deadline:

Jan 30, 2020