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Senior Technical Leader – Transmission Operations

knoxville, Tennessee 37932
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Summary

This position will provide technical support for Transmission Operations related research projects.  Today's electric power system is being operated to transfer large amounts of energy over greater distances, with greater variability, than was considered when built creating new challenges for system operators. These operating challenges require new situational awareness and decision-making tools to be develop under EPRIs research leadership.  These new tools will support monitoring and control processes, analysis methods, and decision making as required to operate tomorrow's grid reliably and efficiently.

Job Functions

Lead research efforts in particular scientific disciplines and participates in the development and application of products and services.  Applies technical expertise and has broad knowledge of other related disciplines.  Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.  May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.

  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.

  • Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities.  This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that customers will apply. 

  • May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.

  • Assists EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.

  • Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.

  • Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.

  • Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent experience required.

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with focus on power systems preferred

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 8-10 or more years of industry experience with preference towards transmission operations

  • Project experience, including development of advanced concepts or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with energy management systems or SCADA

  • Experience with operations procedures

  • Familiarity with synchrophasor technology

  • Familiarity with protection and control

  • Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.

  • Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.

  • Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with strong technical writing skills

  • Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 15-20%



Additional Job Information:

Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge about developing operator situational awareness

  • Experience in alarm management, EMS visualization, and human factors innovations

  • An understanding of the importance of reactive power resources to maintain appropriate voltage control and increase operation security margin

  • An understanding of extreme event operations and system restoration methods

  • An understanding of outage coordination, and operational planning risk assessment to schedule facility outages

  • An understanding of real-time monitoring, control, and data analysis methods

  • An understanding of wholesale market operations and market management






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Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.



EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled



Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





Posted: 2021-04-15 Expires: 2021-05-15

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