Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide industry leadership and consultation in management of the interconnection queue and associated projects.  Lead business growth in the project management of transmission and distribution (T&D) consulting initiatives.  Identify, track, and support T&D infrastructure development from early phases through implementation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead the development and implementation of industry best practices with PSED projects and interconnection queue management.
  • Engage EROs, developers, public and investor-owned utility planning, and other relevant organizations to grow PSED business. Grow business and major accounts in support of the division objectives.
  • Lead interaction with developers, financers, and key stakeholders of renewable energy, inverter-based resources, non-wires alternatives, and other forms of transmission and generation resources through all relevant project phases.
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders involved in interconnection queue management from initial kick-off meeting to signing of the interconnection agreement. Document and report project milestones, quality requirements, scheduling requirements and meeting needs. Perform project follow-up activities as required.
  • Identify, track and expedite resolutions to project delays and problems.
  • Organize and manage proposal activities in response to customer specifications, RFPs / RFQs, and information requests.
  • Independently lead offerings and presentations in various markets.
  • Lead activities and expand capabilities for, and direct others in the use of, relevant tools, including CRM, ERP, and project management systems and software.
  • Support forecasting, resources and workflow.
  • Provide feedback to support and improve quality and delivery workflows. Support root cause investigations.
  • Train and mentor others to expand project and interconnection queue management capabilities in existing and new areas.
  • Lead in the continued formation of effective practices, capabilities and tools.
  • Lead the development of papers and articles for publication in professional society journals and trade magazines, and for presentation at professional society meetings, industry conferences, and trade exhibitions.
  • Recommend new and revised policies and procedures.
  • Further the goals and positive, professional image of PSED through interaction with other MEPPI departments and vendors.
  • Know MEPPI’s Quality, Safety, and Environmental Policies. Be able to fully discuss the importance of these policies and how they impact work.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent discipline with a minimum 10 years of experience with power systems and project management, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of EROs, developers, and public and investor-owned utility business planning flow as related to initial feasibility, planning, engineering, implementation, and operations stages.
  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory, compliance, and resource/capacity/strategy assessment.
  • Advanced knowledge of industry standards and guides (FERC, NERC, and related societies).
  • Intermediate knowledge of asset and operations management, environmental policy and system hardening.
  • Intermediate knowledge of electric utility system interconnection/planning.
  • Advanced organization, presentation, communication and technical writing skills.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Advanced computer skills with emphasis on MS Office products, project management tools, and ERP/CRM systems.