Interconnection Engineer

Juno Beach , United States

Job Reference 1239846

Location Juno Beach , United States

Industry Power & Utilities

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 12, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Interconnection Engineer – Juno Beach, FL

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry, and the level of experience, exposure, and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Airswift is looking for an Interconnection Engineer to work for a major client in Juno Beach, Florida, for a 1 year assignment likely to be extended.

Work with internal Client teams to manage and maintain interconnection queue positions. This position will be expected to understand interconnection process from application through Commercial Operation and become a Subject Matter Expert for their assigned ISO(s). Also work with Clients corporate office and Construction Site Teams to coordinate submittals and interconnect deliverables with the Transmission Owners (TO) and Operators (ISO) and Power Purchasing Agreement Clients. This position will be responsible for reviewing the Purchase Power Agreements and Interconnect Agreements, make a comprehensive list of deliverables and track due dates and submittals per the requirements of the project agreements. Interface with the TO, ISO and PPA clients to ensure all items associated with telemetry, back-feed, initial synchronization, and Commercial Operation Date are accomplished.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Review all draft Purchase Power Agreement and Interconnect Agreements for their assigned region.
  • Develop list of deliverables and coordinate submittal of deliverables for PPAs and IAs
  • Interface with Transmission Owners and Operators (TO) and Power Purchasing Agreement Clients to align all deliverables to physically connect, sync and achieve COD.
  • Monitor changes in interconnection processes for their assigned ISO(s)
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders on any changes in ISO requirements for interconnecting plants.
  • Work with engineering parties to ensure technical items of PPA and IA are met in plant design.
  • Support the joint testing with parties a point of contact to the (TO, ISO and PPA Clients)
  • Weekly status reporting of Interconnect submittal status and critical path to meet PPA and IA dates.
  • Monthly monitoring and reporting of interconnection queue position milestones.
Required Skills:
  • Knowledge of ISO tariffs and pro forma and non pro forma contracts
  • Familiarity with NERC and FERC standards related to transmission and interconnection.
  • Contract interpretation and management of deliverables
  • Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) and Interconnect Agreements (IA)
  • Experience with drafting, negotiating and implementation of contracts related to electric power grid industry.
  • Organizational skills to manage critical deliverables to external Transmission entities.
  • Exceptional personal skills to establish professional working relationships with offtaker entities.
  • Understanding of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Understanding of integrating communication protocols between multiple parties
  • Understanding of electrical metering devices and concepts

Preferred Background:
  • Electrical Engineering preferred with an emphasis in Power Systems Engineering
  • Or Professional experience with interconnection management.

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