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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked number one among mid-size agencies in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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    Responsibilities

    Our employees gain valuable work experience that provides them with the career boost that they are seeking. We need people like you to help us move the industry forward and continue to shape the future of energy policy. Join us and help make a difference! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid. 

    This position is located in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The incumbent will work within the Division of Economic and Technical Analysis. OEPI coordinates the development of policies and rules that address emerging challenges in the electric and natural gas industries. The Division of Economic and Technical Analysis works to enhance existing market rules, processes, and operations in the electric and natural gas industries in order to promote competition and efficient market design, address emerging challenges, and send appropriate long-term investment signals.

    Major Duties for the Electrical Engineer:

    Compiles and computes engineering data of moderate complexity for higher level engineers and analysts in their reports for the Commission or senior management. Uses designated criteria to compare the data with results obtained from other cases to ascertain whether there are significant differences in patterns. Performs moderately complex mathematical calculations, develops computer data input and retrieval functions, and executes complex Division programs on workstation and desk-top computer facilities, as assigned. Prepares a variety of documents, charts, graphs, and other material used in Commission proceedings. Extracts data from a variety of prescribed sources to assist higher level engineers in their reviews/studies/projects or to carry out his/her own reviews/studies/projects. Recognizes and corrects errors which are readily apparent. Ability to review and analyze data and documents on matters related to the energy industry. Ability to manage large datasets and conduct analysis using statistical software.

    Processes assigned regional transmission organization filings, analyzing power market issues and industry business practice standards, and carries out assigned major portions of large projects and studies related to electric industry reliability and FERC and industry regulatory decisions and requirements. As necessary, performs assigned support duties that assist professional staff in the analysis of electrical engineering aspects of economic and other issues arising in cases, rulemakings, filings and other regulatory documents. Ability to interpret policy/regulations and apply them to analyses of specific issues arising in the regulation of the energy industry or on policies affecting the energy industry.

    Analyzes assigned aspects of the existing and planned electric generation and transmission facilities of electric utility systems to determine how they affect the adequacy, economy, and reliability of interstate electric power supply. May also carry out all aspects of assigned smaller and/or less complex work items. Analyzes assigned factors that affect operations and reliability of electric power systems such as electric power demand and energy growth; number, design and use of interconnections; fuel costs, quality, and availability; investment and operating costs; and power transfer capability. Ability to understand electrical engineering principles and apply them to work efforts.

    Prepares assigned routine responses to inquiries from Congress, other Federal agencies, and the general public regarding transmission lines; interconnections; wheeling; pooling; power purchases and sales between electric utilities, QFs, and IPPs; and general utility planning and operating practices. Ability to effectively communicate technical information orally and in writing.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597652900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.