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Principal Specialist Engineer

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This is a Contract position in Detroit, MI posted September 16, 2020.

Title: Engineer – Principal Specialist (Power Systems Engineering) Location: Detroit, MI or Ann Arbor, MI Compensation: $85,000-$120,000/year bonus Job Type: Full Time Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5 Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k w/ 4% match, PTO, Paid Holidays Why you should apply: As a full time Electrical Engineer, assigned to a project, you will be part of an exciting transformation that will position a power distribution system to support distributed generation and electric vehicle charging that connects with cleaner energy sources like wind power, solar, and natural gas generation.

What We’re Looking for Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering a minimum of 4 years of job relevant experience Other Qualifications (preferred experience in one or more of the following): Interconnection Substation Design Distribution Engineering & Planning Equipment Engineering Relay Engineering (protective relaying and control) Sub transmission and Industrial Power Engineering & Planning Transmission Engineering & Planning Smart Grid Other Requirements CYME & PSSE Modeling & Solution Development Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Developed planning and continuous improvement skills Proficiency in computer applications relevant for field Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills Ability to lead cross-functional teams What You’ll Be Doing: Evaluate all generation and storage interconnections to the electrical system for compliance to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s interconnection rules, Utility standards and industry best practices.

Initiate, Review and Approve interconnection studies and manage external service providers to remain compliant with the MPSC interconnections process; makes presentations of interconnection related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.) Render sound engineering decisions
– under time constraints – with limited supervisory input.

Communicate with Customers and Developers on the status of their interconnection and document compliance with the interconnection process including maintaining metrics and reporting for internal and regulatory reporting.

Evaluate Technical feasibility, compliance, Prepare plans, specifications, work instructions and cost estimates for interconnection projects requiring internal and external engineering services.

Propose, initiate and implement electrical system field and design changes, and performance improvements.

Coach/mentor, and provide ongoing constructive feedback to less experienced engineering & technical personnel.

Lead for continuous improvement (CI) efforts regarding interconnections processes: designing processes; establishing quality/quantity standards & metrics; collecting, refining, adapting & communicating ‘best practices’; sharing knowledge and developing staff in a systematic fashion.

Uses process design outcomes to solve problems.