Analyst/Associate Transmission and Interconnection

August 24, 2023 Maria Camila Jimenez

Analyst/Associate Transmission and Interconnection

Mission Clean Energy is seeking a Analyst/Associate Transmission and Interconnection to join our rapidly growing company either remotely or at our office location in San Francisco, California. We offer a hybrid work environment and will consider remote locations for exceptional applicants. Our team is located in Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Missouri, New York, Washington, and beyond.

Mission Clean Energy (“Mission”) is a values-driven company focused on accelerating the clean energy transition. Our mission is to decarbonize the grid responsibly, one renewable energy project at a time. We are leading the way by providing clean, abundant, and reliable energy to communities throughout the US.

Mission is a recently founded, well-capitalized company with an established leadership team that is focused on delivering extraordinary results. We value our strong employee culture rooted in collaboration and transparency and favor innovative thinkers who help us reach our ambitious growth and impact goals.

About the role:

The ideal candidate will have a broad skill set that makes them effective in a technical and regulatory context associated with strategic transmission system analysis while navigating the interconnection process. We are looking to the successful candidate to develop, coordinate, and analyze optimal strategies for interconnecting renewable energy and storage projects to the grid based upon system assessments, interconnection processes and costs, and market delivery.

This candidate will report to the Head of Development and will work with a team of external subject matter experts and consultants to perform interconnection modeling and studies, including load flow studies of current and future utility system conditions, and prepare interconnection requests. The candidate will collaborate with leadership in other functions to provide input on market analysis, site selection, project estimating, and project development execution.

The successful candidate will be as comfortable navigating the interconnection process and technical details of an individual project as they are researching and analyzing system level transmission strategies.

This mid-level position requires someone who is highly analytical, can multitask, and is highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. This is an ideal job for a deeply skilled person who wants to grow and hone their professional skill alongside an outstanding team in an entrepreneurial environment, while maximizing their impact on the clean energy transition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the interconnection process for nationwide utility-scale renewable energy projects in various stages of the interconnection lifecycle.
  • Identify new transmission and interconnection opportunities and strategies in targeted markets to expand the company’s portfolio.
  • Coordinate transmission analysis, with support from consultants including power flow studies, injection studies, deliverability assessments, and other analysis as necessary.
  • Provide investment-grade analyses and summaries of interconnection processes and documents, including interconnection studies, standards, and agreements.
  • Oversee technical deliverables and strategies required for identifying points of interconnection and placing interconnection requests with the respective RTO/ISO
  • Monitor and communicate tariff, large generation interconnection process, and policy changes in target markets.
  • Track key transmission upgrades in target markets, both through base-line development and upgrades triggered by clustered queued generation and help to identify the strategic timing of interconnection requests to benefit from those upgrades.
  • Track interconnection position statuses and deadlines for Mission’s growing project portfolio, including critical interconnection study milestones, cost estimates, and capital exposure risks, and concisely communicate necessary information throughout the organization.
  • Serve as a representative, liaison, and point of contact for interacting with RTOs, utilities, and external teams.
  • Coordinate internal negotiation of interconnection-related agreements.
  • Work within the leadership team to improve processes and efficiency.
  • Provide training and educational opportunities to the development team on interconnection and transmission processes.

Desired qualifications:

While no one individual will possess all desired qualifications, a successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes. We are open to hiring at a wide range of experience for this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Energy Management, or a related field. Master’s Degree a plus.
  • 0-3 years in the renewable energy field, with strong preference for individuals with interconnection and transmission planning experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the transmission system as it relates to renewables and storage siting and development, and the ability to translate complicated technical transmission analysis and plans into actionable technical and strategic guidance.
  • Working knowledge of RTO and utility tariffs, business practices, protocols, procedures, guides
  • Strong program management skills and experience managing multiple projects within a portfolio, managing priorities with regular adjustment to new information from the market.
  • Ability and inclination to continually evaluate business needs and practices while successfully facilitating problem solving and improvements.
  • Exceptional organization, attention to detail, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work effectively with cross-functional employee groups; we’re looking for people whose references will say you’re a great teammate.

Mission offers highly competitive compensation. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and health insurance; 401(k) plan with company match; and generous time-off policies.

Compensation: $70,000-100,000 annual salary + bonus, depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

We seek a diverse candidate pool in this and every search. Mission Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to No phone calls please. US based applicants only.  No recruiters, please.