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Director – Transmission & Interconnection

Reporting to the Vice President, Project Development and Operations, the Director − Transmission & Interconnection will provide business development, strategic system analysis and modelling leadership for the interconnection of utility−scale wind, solar and storage projects within designated regions of North America. In addition, the selected individual will take a lead role in identifying optimal strategies for interconnecting projects to the electric grid based on curtailment potential, interconnection costs, system impact assessments, real−time energy pricing, congestion analysis and market delivery options, and will support the company’s transmission project development, acquisition, and operational activities.

About Cordelio:

Cordelio manages a 1,000+ MW renewable power generation portfolio that includes (i) a 396 MW portfolio of wind and solar projects in Ontario, and (ii) a 656 MW (net) wind and solar portfolio owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”) through a joint venture with a strategic partner. Cordelio is also actively building a wind, solar, and storage development pipeline with a projected nameplate capacity of greater than 3,000 MW. Cordelio carries out its operations and growth activities by working with all stakeholders in an efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner. Cordelio is based in Toronto, Ontario, and is wholly owned by CPP Investments, which has C$456.7B in net assets.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all transmission and interconnection commercial activities for the company, including:
    • Oversee generator interconnection processes for wind, solar, and storage development assets
    • Plan and execute engineering activities in support of interconnection processes
    • Manage relationships and interactions with the ISOs and RTOs throughout the lifecycle of a project
    • Provide strategic and technical input in support of project development, acquisitions, and financings, including review and commenting on independent transmission assessments
  • Support and provide input for greenfield development and M&A due diligence, including:
    • Provide input into company growth strategy through knowledge and analysis of transmission market knowledge
    • Identify available transmission capacity at specific grid interconnection points and potential for network upgrades
    • Review and/or perform transmission assessments to determine commercial viability of potential projects including load flow and congestion modelling
    • Estimate costs of required transmission system upgrades
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant ISOs and RTOs, including:
    • Market policy and rules with respect to transmission and interconnection
    • Current and future generator interconnection process status and timing
    • Current and future major transmission upgrades
    • Generator additions/retirements
  • Support operating projects transmission and interconnection issues as they arise
  • Support concurrent, multiple projects across different regions
  • Manage or lead interaction with a team of internal and external resources
  • Cooperate with and assist project finance and M&A teams

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in electric transmission planning, operations, or related discipline
  • Experience running load flow models
  • Ability to perform congestion analyses would be an asset
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university required. Emphasis in power systems strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of the FERC policies and rules with respect to interconnection and transmission planning
  • Knowledge and experience in executing generator interconnection processes, with a strong preference for MISO interconnection
  • Strong computing skills including MS Office Suite
  • Excel, VBA, SQL experience or other modelling programming skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare both written and oral presentation materials of complex matters in a simplified manner
  • Travel to Cordelio office locations estimated at 6 times per year for remotely located worker

Locations:

  • Vancouver or Toronto preferred if candidate is Canadian resident
  • Opportunity for remote/virtual work for select candidates or US residents

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experience, perspectives and talent. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and Company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all employees and expect each to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition team.

Learn more about Cordelio at www.cordeliopower.com OR follow us on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/company/cordelio-power-inc/

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