The Commission’s mission is to create and maintain a regulatory environment that ensures safe, adequate, and efficient utility services at fair, reasonable rates consistent with State telecommunications and energy policies.
$41.57 - $62.50 / hourly; $86,798 - $130,500 / annually
Day Shift, Monday - Friday
Advise Commissioners and Commission staff on how to apply the appropriate statewide interconnection standards and technical requirements and known good utility practice or industry standards to integrated distribution planning, hosting capacity, and contested issues in DER dockets and complaints.
Lead on work related to the statewide Technical Interconnection and Interoperability Requirements, including supporting the Distributed Generation Workgroup’s Technical Subgroup and review of utility Technical Specification Manuals.
Monitor utility and DER industry technical standards and good utility practice.
Two (2) years of professional engineering experience that demonstrate the following duties:
Ability and /or experience understanding and interpreting power flow models, system impact studies, facilities studies, and affected system studies
Ability and/ or experience differentiating between technical and policy considerations
Bachelors degree in Engineering from an EAC-ABET accredited engineering program
An EIT Certificate with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) or successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam within eighteen months of employment
An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Power System Engineering, or another related field will substitute for professional experience, as follows:
Doctorate degree = 2 years of experience
Master's degree = 18 months of experience
Minimum Qualifications assessed at interview
- Ability and/or experience understanding or applying federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning interconnection of distributed energy resources operated in parallel with an electric utility’s distribution grid.
- Ability to communicate in writing and orally on complex technical engineering issues to a broad audience.
- Leadership and interpersonal skills needed to resolve issues, identify rationale behind areas of agreements and disagreements, and identify possible solutions.
Utility distribution engineering and/or DER engineering experience
Understanding and/or experience with industry standards and practice related to DER and distribution-level interconnection.
Five (5) years of professional engineering experience
Licensure as a professional engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) or ability to obtain licensure through Comity (Reciprocity). (If obtaining licensure through Comity, a temporary permit from AELSLAGID must be provided to PUC HR prior to starting employment.)
Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and marginalized communities.
This position requires successful completion of a background and reference check.
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To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Matthew Leo at [email protected].