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Sargent & Lundy, LLC Grid Interconnection Consultant in Chicago, Illinois


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Sargent & Lundy is one of the largest and most experienced power industry engineering and consulting firms. We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join our Consulting group in the role of Grid Interconnection Consultant. We are seeking detail-oriented professionals with experience in generator interconnection applications, analyses, and agreements.

This position is being added to support the continued growth of the Sargent & Lundy Consulting group, particularly in the utility planning / advisory practice areas. Our Consulting group works with clients across the United States and in numerous other countries.

This position will require a great deal of face-to-face interaction with power plant developers and owners, as well as lenders and investors, during the execution of consulting services work for the firm. The work environment in our Consulting group is fast-paced, dynamic, and interesting.


While candidates based near our Chicago headquarters are preferred, this position has the option to be remote/virtual. Candidate can be based in Chicago, Illinois or anywhere within the United States.

This position in Sargent & Lundy’s Consulting group will require you to focus on our utility planning and advisory projects, such as the following:

  • Preparing new generator interconnection applications, including development of conceptual single line diagram, verification of compliance with reactive power requirements, and development of PSS/E model to support the applications

  • Reviewing ISO feasibility and system impact studies to provide guidance to our clients, who are ISO Interconnection Customers

  • Performing independent power system studies, mostly on thermal and voltage contingency analyses, to support our client’s generator interconnection planning strategies

  • Performing advanced grid system studies to evaluate specific scenarios and impacts as required by our clients, such as higher renewable penetration and retirement of existing units and evaluation of transmission and non-transmission alternatives


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

This position requires a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering with strong academic background and coursework emphasis in Power Systems Analysis.

In order to qualify, it is important that you have 2+ years of power systems engineering experience, including one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of power regions and ISOs/RTOs – PJM, MISO, NYISO, ERCOT, SPP, CAISO, and ISO-NE

  • Experience in modeling inverter-based resources and renewable generation, such as Wind Turbine Generators (WTG), photovoltaic (PV), Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), and hybrid generation, and associated collector system for interconnection applications within software programs PSS/E, PSLF, and/or PSCAD

  • Experience in using transmission planning software, particularly PSS/E and TARA, for load flow modeling and contingency studies

  • Experience in dynamic transient, stability, and other advance studies in EMTP-RV or PSCAD is a plus.

    Also extremely important are:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

  • Experience in writing technical reports and proposals.

  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work with and guide others.

  • Project planning and leadership skills.

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.



CountryUnited States

Area of Interest Engineering

Type Full Time - Regular

Job ID 2021-3829