Transmission Manager

Posted 20 May 2022
Contact NamePhil Butcher

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Transmission Manager on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Austin. For further information about this position please apply.

Work with Development other teams on market and site selection for development of utility scale wind, solar and storage facilities with and primary focus on CAISO/WECC.

  • Develop thorough understanding and evaluation of potential interconnection alternatives for various projects, and the corresponding costs, benefits, and challenges for each alternative.
  • Initiate interconnection requests and shepherd requests through the study process and negotiation & execution of interconnection agreements.
  • Perform power flow analysis as necessary to develop actionable information for development and power marketing team.
  • Scope, request, review and verify interconnection studies and other analysis from transmission providers and consultants.
  • Track transmission projects and overall transmission development within the various markets.
  • Assist Development, Regulatory, Construction, Engineering, Operations, and Dispatch teams with multiple aspects of project development, design and operation.
  • Develop and maintain strong working knowledge of regional transmission systems and providers.
  • Participate in and act as an advocate for the company and the industry in the transmission regulatory process.
  • Duplicate studies performed by transmission providers for QA/QC, at times working on short time lines, with less than complete information.
  • Build upon current familiarity of regulatory requirements and changes, provide regular updates to impacted departments.


  • Minimum of 5 years of transmission experience
  • Experience performing power flow simulations with power flow software: PSS/E, PowerWorld, PSLF and/or TARA.
  • Good working knowledge of one or more of the following markets: PJM, MISO, ERCOT, NYISO or CAISO. CAISO preferred. Experience in participation in market stakeholder processes preferred.
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related/similar field
  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or related/similar field accepted in lieu of 1 yr experience

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.