Engineer Asset Management - Rhode Island Energy

PPL Corporation Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 months ago

Company Summary Statement

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading U.S. energy company focused on providing electricity and natural gas safely, reliably, and affordably to more than 2.5 million customers in the U.S. PPL's high-performing, award-winning utilities - Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the U.S. Our companies are addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees.


Rhode Island Energy is seeking an Asset Management Engineer will provide technical expertise and engineering to ensure effective delivery of load or generation interconnection studies aligned with Asset Management & Engineering objectives. Asset Management & Engineering objectives include, but are not limited to, compliance with loading criteria, voltage criteria, protection/coordination/fault current criteria, reliability criteria, asset condition evaluations, arc flash evaluations, and reactive power flow evaluation. This position will also draft technical Impact Studies covering the analysis in the areas mentioned in this overview.


  • Conduct engineering studies, analysis, and investigations, under supervision, in order to determine issues associated with specific DER and load interconnection applications and recommend corrective action to prevent problems.

  • Independently gather, model, and analyze data using pre-determined tools to perform the engineering studies.

  • Plan, organize, and execute the engineering studies efficiently and in line with relevant policies and processes.

  • During the studies, communicate with internal and external stakeholders to provide status, preliminary findings, and final results.

  • Participate in department reviews to improve modeling and analysis techniques for all criteria and evaluations, particularly in relation to customer interconnections.

  • Support government and regulatory data requests and filing, particularly in relation to customer interconnections.

  • Prepare/develop protection models using ASPEN or CAPE software.

  • Analyze/recommend protective device coordination and equipment interrupting ratings.

  • Analyze grounding, anti-islanding, fault sensitivity, and transient conditions for interconnections.

  • Review customer protection scheme and verify acceptable settings for energization.

  • Prepare/develop three-phase balanced load flow models using PSSE software.

  • Prepare/develop unbalanced three-phase radial distribution models using CYME software.


Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identitiy and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Basic Qualifications

  • Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science Degree earned from an ABET accredited school and 2 years of related experience in an entry-level position is preferred, or equivalent work experience.

  • Working towards/holder of the Registered Professional Engineering License.

  • Knowledge of The Narragansett Electric Company's business operations, company policies and practices preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in an electrical engineering environment, preferably a utility.

  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a matrix management environment.

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of distribution line design, substation design and protection, controls & integration, and metering schemes.


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university. Discipline required will vary by the specific job requirements.

Support Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience.

Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards for the specific position.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrate a basic understanding of distribution protection schemes. ASPEN or CAPE software experience preferred.

Ability to perform distribution load flow analysis. PSSE and/or CYME experience preferred.

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