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Eversource Energy Senior Engineer, ISO Policy and Economic Analysis in Westwood, Massachusetts

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHmr45H8xZE)Conduct and support strategic analysis of the power system to inform effective engagement on policy issues at the federal, state, and regional level, and provide expertise on ISO New England rules and procedures

Role and Scope of Position:

Under minimal supervision, prepares and submits data, reports, presentations, and compliance filings regarding Eversource transmission projects to ISO New England. Responsibilities include monitoring Eversource transmission projects, developing and implementing process improvements to streamline data collection and reporting, reviewing key filings (such as Transmission Cost Allocation applications), and implementing strategies to gain stakeholder support at NEPOOL Committees.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes federal (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), regional (ISO New England), and state policy proposals for their impact on Eversource and our customers
  • Develops recommended policy positions, work with internal stakeholders to reach consensus on strategy
  • Develop analytical products, visualizations, research, and other advocacy materials to support policy recommendations and outreach
  • Supports Eversource’s evaluation of non-transmission alternatives (non-wires alternatives) in state siting proceedings
  • Performs engineering studies and analysis of existing projects and project proposals
  • Oversees consultants who may be retained to perform technical analysis, including zonal and nodal production cost modeling, evaluation of non-transmission or non-wires alternatives, and transmission planning studies. Performs technical studies independently without consultant support.
  • Scrutinizes technical reports related to the operational and economic impact of clean energy resources on the electric transmission and distribution systems in New England.
  • Represents Eversource on regional and national advisory committees (NEPOOL committees, trade associations, etc.)
  • May serve as an expert witness in state regulatory proceedings
  • Leads teams of internal stakeholders to reach consensus on strategy
  • Supports outreach and advocacy to external stakeholders

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Understanding of state and federal utility industry regulation
  • Experience and understanding with ISO/RTO processes, particularly with respect to transmission planning and/or operations
  • Understanding of economic theory and wholesale electricity markets
  • Demonstrates competency and proficiency in oral and written communications
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, ability to apply knowledge to solve problems and strong team building skills
  • Must have technical knowledge of the transmission grid

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required

Experience :

  • 5 to 8 years of related experience
  • Experience testifying in state or federal regulatory proceedings helpful, but not required

Licenses and Certifications:

  • N/A

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required
  • Must be available for travel between MA/CT/NH on an approximately monthly basis
  • Must be available for occasional travel outside of the service area (i.e. Washington, DC)

Mental Aspects : Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner

Vaccination Information: Eversource requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Emergency Response : Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment.If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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