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Retail Interconnections Engineer (Waltham, MA)

About the Position: 

National Grid is seeking an Engineer in our Retail Connections Engineering Group. This group is responsible for the retail connections engineering studies, installation acceptance review, and compliance verification of complex distributed generation (DG) facilities integrated to National Grid’s electric power system (EPS) from receipt of complete application to energization.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Interconnection Engineering

  • Review/authorize screening reports/feasibility studies for potential impacts
  • Prepare/develop Planning Analytical Study Report of EPS impacts
  • Develop Planning Grade Cost Estimates of entire interconnection
  • Oversight of contractor resources performing interconnection studies
  • Coordinate quality control review of planning recommendations for studies with Retail Connections Engineering department
  • Prepare/develop/issue Interconnection Study Report and coordinate issue of same by contractor resources
  • Initiate project funding and project manager request for interconnection projects upon notice to proceed including those where studies are performed by contractor resources
  • Lead contact for technical matters on reviewing customer installation and ensure compliance verification for energization of customer installation with Retail Connections Engineering and Technical Sales & Engineering Support departments including those where studies are performed by contractor resources
  • Review Customer installation and ensure compliance verification for Energization
  • Report on project status

Protection Engineering

  • Prepare/develop protection study model
  • Analyze/recommend Protective Device Coordination and equipment interrupting ratings
  • Analyze grounding, anti-islanding, fault sensitivity, and transient conditions for recommendations
  • Prepare/develop Protection Analytical Study Report
  • Review Customer protection scheme and verify acceptable settings for Energization

Substation Engineering (Substation, Meter, C&I)

  • Analyze/recommend operating control and communications media requirements
  • Develop Planning Grade Cost Estimates of substation, metering, and telemetering impacts
  • Prepare/develop Substation, Control & Integration (C&I) Analytical Study Report
  • Prepare/develop Substation, Revenue Metering and Telemetering Study Report
  • Obtain quality control review of Study Reports from Substation Design and C&I Engineering departments and Meter Engineer
  • Review Customer service connection facilities, metering and telemetering scheme, and protection scheme witness test compliance for Energization

Other engineering key accountabilities -

  • Provide technical consultation for simplified DG projects and those online
  • Monitor state jurisdictional regulatory action related to tariff compliance
  • Maintain technical guidance documents
  • Provide technical outreach
  • Participate in industry codes and standards
  • Report on project status and metrics

Qualifications

 Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science Degree earned from an ABET accredited school with up to 2 years of related experience in an entry-level position, or equivalent work experience.
  • Working towards/holder of the Registered Professional Engineering License.
  • Knowledge of National Grid’s business operations, company policies and practices.
  • 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 substation design, controls & integration schemes, and metering schemes.
  • Ability to perform Conceptual Engineering Analysis and Cost Estimating.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Distribution Protection Schemes.
  • Ability to perform Distribution Load Flow Analysis.
  • Ability to perform Protection Coordination Circuit Analysis.
  • Understanding of generator connections and parallel operation with other electric sources.
  • Ability to travel overnight outside of the normal work area as needed.
  • Ability to work overtime including nights/weekends and/or holidays as required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with safe driving history.

 Capability Requirements:

  • Understanding Others: Understands what someone is saying or feeling, even if person is not very clear, and can accurately predict how someone will respond.
  • Impact and Influence: Adapts approach and considers what is important to the audience, e.g. an engineering customer, by tailoring message accordingly.
  • Leveraging Networks: Actively builds and maintains a network of relationships, outside normal business contacts.
  • Customer Orientation: Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems promptly and undefensively and communicates engineering customer expectations to monitor delivery of engineering projects and satisfaction.
  • Drive for Results: Proactively makes changes to improve performance, efficiency and effectiveness of processes, for example challenge existing engineering procedures and highlight areas for improvement.

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

The selected candidate will move laterally at their current band and market reference point and will not be eligible for a promotion at the time of accepting this position.  This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g., analyst, supervisor, engineer), or to a different career path (e.g., analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst).  The selected candidate will have an opportunity to be promoted within the career path during the annual salary planning process.

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Internship with Impact (Denver, CO)

Apply for Impact: Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change on issues like global warming, clean water, and the influence of big money in politics. 
 
And we’re hiring! We’re looking for graduating seniors to join our team of campaign organizers and hiring current students for internships this spring and summer.
 
If you are serious about making an impact on these issues and would like to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then Impact is the group for you.
 
To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org! Our priority application deadline for graduating seniors is February 8

Energy Efficiency Residential Outreach Intern (Boston, MA)

MASS ENERGY CONSUMERS ALLIANCE

284 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02130

This intern will work closely with the outreach team to organize, promote, and staff community events and Renew Boston workshops. Additionally, the intern will research and help implement new strategies to connect Boston residents and landlords with the appropriate programs to save energy, save money, and reduce their carbon footprint. Intern will also have the opportunity to assist with Mass Energy’s Discount Heating Oil, Green Power, and Renewable Thermal initiatives. For more information, please contact Eugenia Gibbons at eugenia@massenergy.org.

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 13 at 5 PM

Energy Efficiency Market Development Lead (St. Louis, MO)

KCM Consulting Services, Inc. – St. Louis, MO

An innovative, nationally recognized non-profit Company that provides energy efficiency and green-building services is seeking candidates to fill our opening for a new Market Development Lead position. The Market Development Lead will be responsible for managing the operations of our new office opening in the East St. Louis (Metro area).

Our mission is to deliver smarter energy use for all. We design and implement energy efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

The new office will provide energy efficiency and cost-effective green building services that improve the performance, health and durability of buildings in East St. Louis (Metro area as well as down state IL). Our clients are typically owners of multifamily housing, (with an emphasis on affordable housing) but we also provide services to community-based projects such as municipal, and educational buildings. These projects will include buildings that are being newly constructed, as well as those being renovated, or those only seeking improved energy efficiency. The work requires technical competency in building science and/or construction management and/or energy efficiency, as well as experience with: business development, marketing, customer relationships, management, and finance.

The Market Development Lead will effectively engage local stakeholders to develop a local presence and cultivate relationships with affordable housing owners and managers to generate a robust pipeline of projects for our multifamily energy efficiency services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Development & Stakeholder Engagement

• Coordinate and host meetings with local stakeholders (such as state housing officials, financing agencies, utilities, trade organizations and others) to develop key partnerships necessary to establish a presence in the St. Louis metro area and Southern Illinois as a multifamily energy efficiency service provider. 

• Cultivate relationships with subsidized and unsubsidized affordable multifamily building owners and organizations that interface with property owners and managers to develop a client base and project pipeline for multifamily energy efficiency services. 

• Engage local utilities, lenders, state agencies and other potential entities that may finance or incentivize energy efficiency improvements to develop a full package of support for owners to move forward with energy improvements. 

• Represent the Company with clients and with local, state, and national energy efficiency stakeholders 

at meetings, conferences, etc. 

• Communicate regular project/program updates and results to internal and external stakeholders.

Project Management

• Eventual set up and management of a satellite office for the Company located in the East St. Louis metro area. Including hiring staff as needed. 

• Manage multiple projects and prospective client engagements simultaneously. Specifically, energy efficiency services for multifamily properties going through a substantial or moderate rehabilitation and/or applying for green building certification to meet Low‐income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan requirements. 

• Develop business strategy to grow Elevate Energy’s operation in the St. Louis metro area 

• Conduct energy efficiency audits and inspect energy efficiency retrofits, as needed 

• Communicate with contractors and oversee construction management as necessary 

• Perform other duties as required in assistance to and in cooperation with other Company staff.

QUALIFICATION/SKILLS

• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree very desirable. At least 5 years’ experience in affordable multifamily housing, energy efficiency, building science or related field required. 

• BPI, CEM, HERS, and/or LEED accreditation and experience certifying projects a plus. 

• Experience conducting energy audits and building inspections 

• Demonstrated ability to manage projects and client engagements. 

• Excellent writing and public speaking skills required. 

• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with high degree of accuracy. 

• Excellent organization skills. 

• Willingness to travel extensively throughout the St. Louis metro area. 

• Valid Driver’s License

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Required experience:

  • building science, construction management, energy efficiency, marketing, leadership: 5 years of related experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter to kasey@kcmconsultingservicesinc.com

Thanks for your help!

Green Corps Fellowship (Various Locations)

Early Winter Application Deadline: January 15th, 2015

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org.

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center in across the nation.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep pass the first GMO labeling law; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
The application process:
In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2015 – 2016. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2015-2016 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2015 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org or contact Jack Miller, Field Organizer at jack[at]greencorps.org

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