Transmission Manager – US

About us

Matrix Renewables is a renewable energy platform that was founded by global alternative asset manager TPG through its impact investing platform, The Rise Fund, in 2020. Headquartered in Madrid, Matrix Renewables focuses on developing, constructing and being long-term owners of renewable energy assets.

 Matrix Renewables current portfolio is comprised of 2.1 GW of operational, under construction, or near ready-to-build solar PV projects and a further 2.7 GW pipeline of renewable energy projects under development, across Europe, US and LATAM.

 TPG Rise is a $14 billion impact investing platform focused on investing in and supporting the growth of world-class businesses that deliver positive and measurable social and environmental impact globally. 

 TPG is a leading global alternative asset investment firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Washington D.C. TPG’s investment platforms span a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, impact investing, infrastructure, growth venture, real estate, secondaries, and public equity.

 

 The Role 

At Matrix Renewables we are looking for a highly motivated individual to play a key role supporting our Matrix Renewables Engineering Department. 

This role is an individual contributor role but has a strong influence in the strategy of the company and will be pivotal to the success of the company. This individual will support all aspects of projects from development through commissioning acting as the translator of technical data from third party consultants and internal analysts to the more commercially focused teams. 

 

Responsibilities: 

● Solid electrical engineer to provide expertise and analytical support on transmission and interconnection issues particularly related to greenfield siting and renewable development projects as well as later stage interconnection for construction projects. 

● Perform transmission analysis to forecast system conditions to assess grid related risks and provide analyses of congestion and basis risks for potential and existing projects with a long- term view of the market 

● Develop strategies to select new project sites and evaluate opportunities with transmission-related work to ensure each project has sufficient transmission/interconnection availability for project competitiveness 

● Lead the interconnection process for the company’s projects, from assessment of interconnection options, overseeing the preparation of interconnection applications (with support from the Interconnection Analyst), evaluation of utility technical studies, and negotiation of interconnection agreements 

● Understand inverter-based generation behavior and impacts on the transmission systems and ensure compliance with technical interconnection requirements 

● Provide assessments of transmission-related market dynamics, such as LMP pricing, nodal basis risks, congestion risks, etc. using available data or by performing security constrained economic analysis in the company’s commercially available software tools 

● Provide assessment of grid interconnection to support M&A activities, such as LMP, congestion risk, curtailment risks, basis risks, etc. 

● Thoroughly and concisely document and explain interconnection status to internal project developers and third parties during project development and financing 

● Represent the company’s interests in regional forums, ISOs, RTOs etc. as needed 

● Manage outside consultants in performing power system and power market studies and effectively communicate the results to project development, origination, engineering, and finance groups 

● Monitor and report on transmission related regulatory and trade group activities that may impact the company 

● Provide transmission expertise to support project permitting efforts 

 

Requirements: 

● Strong interpersonal and written communication skills 

● Demonstrated ability to distill and communicate complex technical issues to non-technical audiences and work collaboratively with project teams 

● Strong technical, statistical, and analytical skills 

● Ability to work in a project-driven environment with occasional tight deadlines and concurrent deliverables 

● Ability to obtain approval to access Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) [see https://www.ferc.gov/enforcement-legal/ceii] 

● Ability to travel on occasion 

 

Experience: 

● BSEE required, high GPA and MSEE or related desirable 

● 3-5 years of experience in the electric power industry is required, with power flow modeling, transmission system planning, or SCED analysis experience strongly preferred 

● Strong knowledge of power flow and system planning models and tools is preferred 

● Working knowledge of CAISO, ERCOT, WECC, NYISO, MISO and other ISOs is strongly preferred 

● Working knowledge of documents relating to transmission and interconnection (e.g., study agreements, tariffs, interconnection agreements) is required 

● Working knowledge of FERC and NERC