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Senior Power System Engineer

Reports To

Director of Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis


St. Paul, MN

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Position Summary

The Senior Power System Engineer reviews, analyzes, and reports on all Bulk Electric System (BES) disturbances within the MRO region to ensure comprehensiveness and identifies and communicates recommendations and lessons learned. This position is responsible for assisting with the development and review of Reliability Assessments while collaborating with regional and national entities such as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Eastern Interconnection Reliability Assessment Group (ERAG), MRO Reliability Advisory Council, and individual registered entities within the MRO region.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development of disturbance and event analysis reports to ensure the event is properly categorized, coded and any potential lessons learned are documented and shared within the industry
  • Monitors, identifies, and evaluates emerging reliability assessments and issues (which may include new legislative or regulatory actions, weather related impacts, environmental impacts, fuel supply constraints, etc.) that may impact the MRO Region
  • Participates and provides subject matter expertise to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Assessment Subcommittee (RAS) by reviewing narratives and data submitted by the Planning Coordinators in the MRO Region
  • Coordinates and oversees MRO activities related to NERC Reliability Assessments to ensure complete, accurate and timely communication from all Planning Coordinators in the MRO Region
  • Prepares and presents data and reports for the MRO and NERC committees to communicate risks or concerns within the region in regards to reliability
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with an emphasis in power system engineering is preferred –Directly related experience may be considered in lieu of engineering degree
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in the power industry is desired
  • Professional Engineer License is preferred
  • Advanced experience and working knowledge of electric utility operations and planning is essential
  • Basic knowledge of engineering software such as power system simulation tools is desired
  • Ability to assess and execute a wide range of complex electrical power system analysis reports and investigations concerning the operation and planning of generation and transmission systems
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to provide clear comprehensive reports and present findings and recommendations to a diverse audience is required

This position may be filled at a different level based on the candidate's qualifications.

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Senior Power System Engineer