The System Innovation & Development Engineer will work cross functionally with members of power system planning and operations groups to design, develop, test and implement Integrated Power System analysis. Integrated Power System analysis includes anticipating the software tools, engineering analysis, operational techniques, and methodologies to successfully navigate the transition to a decarbonized grid while maintaining industry leadership in reliability and affordability.
Integrated system planning utilizing complex sub-hourly production cost modeling, both stochastic and deterministic, power flow analysis and the application of scenario planning principles and techniques; produce fuel expense requirements associated with the plan.
Analysis of the generation, transmission, and distribution systems in an integrated approach while also considering reserves strategy and the impacts of renewable resources and battery storage.
Modeling of Western markets, including the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).
Identification of operational constraints and risk on proposed planning approaches.
Work in a collaborative environment to identify existing process gaps, and initiate and oversee work plans to prioritize, address, test and implement solutions.
Communicate analytical results and recommendations to all levels within SRP as well as external stakeholders.
Analyze the economic and operational impacts of environmental and other regulatory policy proposals and develop responses to these proposals on an SRP-specific and state-wide or regional basis.
Develop answers to complex, open-ended questions involving significant uncertainty and ambiguity with meaningful economic and operational implications.
Five (5) years full time experience actively engaged in engineering practice for the Senior level.
Additional preferred experience and skills include:
• Operations and energy markets experience. • Understanding of the western interconnect transmission system. • Experience in generation, transmission, and distribution systems. • Familiarity with computer programming and/or database management. • System analytical tools: Long term capacity expansion analysis, production cost modeling, power flow analysis, and stability analysis. • Understanding of new and emerging technologies and how they compare to incumbent solutions. • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory policies impacting resource design and operations. • Refined communication skills. • Principles of quality control and quality assurance. • Understanding of how resource economics impact SRP’s financial metrics and retail prices. • Able to develop and maintain productive business relationships within the company, in the industry, and with other companies.
SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.