Intern - Transmission Planning
ISO New England Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America
Monday, September 2, 2019
ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.
Intern: Transmission Planning
Minimum Education Level: Rising Senior
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineering (Required) with a focus on Power Systems ( Preferred)
The Transmission Planning group ensures the reliable supply of electricity across the six New England states for the next ten years, even as the energy landscape changes. The group addresses transmission system reliability needs through solutions that are operable, economic, and compliant with all required standards. The group diligently accomplishes this by being impartial, thinking critically, and collaborating with external stakeholders and ISO-NE personnel.
What will you be working on:
The internship position will assist the Transmission Planning group with performing engineering work to ensure the future reliability of the New England transmission system. The work assigned to the internship position is specifically designed to provide relevant work experience for building a career in the power systems analysis field.
How will you make an impact:
- Developing and reviewing computer models that represent the New England transmission system
- Simulating and analyzing transmission system behavior
- Constructing software based work automation tools
- Participating in the development of recommendations and solutions to ensure the continued reliability of the New England transmission system
What we look for in a candidate:
- Enrollment in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree program in Electrical Engineering Power Systems focused preferred)
- Interest in a career as a power systems engineer
- Ability to work out difficult technical problems (including taking steps to individually figure things out, and knowing when to ask for help)
- Ability to work with others (which includes good collaboration and written/oral communication skills)
- Previous/current membership or leadership roles in professional groups, clubs, or extracurricular activities
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access or other office programs
To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.
Drug Free Environment
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Social Networking Notice ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.
Job Start Date
Monday, June 1, 2020
Job End Date
Friday, August 14, 2020