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Transmission Operations Engineer



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Transmission Operations Engineer

Hybrid (Glen Allen, VA or Richmond, VA)

6-month Contract to Hire

$/hour DOE


We are looking to hire an experienced Electrical Engineer to support one of our largest utilities clients in the Richmond, VA area to support their Regional Transmission System Operation Center on their new Strategic Operations Team. As the Electrical Engineer, you will have strong impacts on the development of the transmission expansions plans and support the bulk electrical system. Our client is looking for an individual who will work to secure system reliability, meet the future demands of customers, and integrate renewable energy resources. If you are interested in learning more and feel that your skillset aligns with the below, we encourage you to apply!


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering related field preferably Electrical or Civil Engineering.
  • 6-10+ years of Electrical, Power, or Transmission Systems Engineering experience.
  • Experience working with Electric power systems and power flow; specifically, demonstrated usage and experience working with Power System Simulator for Engineering (PSS®E or PSS/E).
  • Familiarity with Transmission System Operations.
  • Transmission Planning or System Protection.
  • Experience working in a control room setting.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substation Engineering experience.
  • Understands functions of substation components.
  • PowerGem Tara
  • Understands the protection practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and substation equipment.
  • Experience and understanding of designing substations and transmission lines.



  • Perform power flow analysis in accordance with NERC Reliability Standards, PJM Planning Criteria, and Electric Transmission Planning Criteria.
  • Develop and maintain power flow and short circuit planning models.
  • Development of Model on Demand project files.
  • Contingency file updates.
  • Facility rating updates.
  • Short circuit change files.
  • Facility impedance updates.
  • Work collaboratively with PJM Planning, the Electric Transmission Planning Team, and the electric transmission operations engineering teams to perform annual PJM RTEP assessments, generation interconnection and retirement analysis, and develop transmission solutions to address all reliability criteria violations.
  • Participate during competitive FERC Order 1000 open windows by developing innovative and cost-effective transmission solutions.
  • Develop and sponsor regional transmission projects.
  • This includes developing the project scope, justifying the need, presenting, and discussing the project with internal and external stakeholders, and obtaining all the necessary project approvals from PJM and The State Corporation Commission.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of computer-based tools for the Electric Transmission Planning Team 

Transmission Operations Engineer ,

Brooksource is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Benefits & Perks:

Eight Eleven Group offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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