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Principal Distribution Design Engineer
In pursuit of its Clean Energy Vision of zero carbon emissions by 2030, SMUD is leading the way to transform our utility and grid in a way that enables our customers to be part of the solution.  As such, we are seeking an individual that will work in partnership with our Distribution Planning & Operations organization to lead SMUD’s strategy to support the reliability and transformation of our grid in the face of an increasingly distributed future in achieving our zero carbon goals.  This grid strategist will define and coordinate strategy for SMUD’s distribution system to support strategic priorities such as reliability and resilience, zero carbon, inclusion and affordability, as well as provide leadership to advance the analytical tools and planning for integration of DERs and operation of SMUD’s distribution system under zero carbon and very high levels of intermittent renewable energy.  This work will include: 
  • Leading the development of SMUD’s Integrated Distribution Resource Plan (iDRP)
  • Coordinating data, studies and analytical needs between Integrated Distribution Resource Planning (iDRP), Integrated Resources Planning (IRP), Distribution Planning, and Grid Operations Planning;
  • Helping ensure that Zero Carbon solutions, requirements and opportunities are reflected in distribution planning studies; and
  • Developing analytical tools and approaches capable of realistically capturing a zero-carbon operations and planning environment.
This position sits within the Enterprise Strategy organization at SMUD, and will engage with departments throughout the company to ensure an integrated path forward.
Directs and leads projects of a significant and complex nature where an expert level of technical knowledge and expertise is required to design distribution and transmission facilities including the development of design standards, work methods and procedures, training programs, and the development and revision of SMUD policy, rates, rules, regulations, and programs to ensure compliance with SMUD and all other relevant safety and engineering codes, laws, and regulations.

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Position: Principal Distribution Design Engineer
Organization: SMUD
Location: Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $134,012 - $177,510 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 9/23/2022
Date Posted: 9/23/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or related field. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer (PE) with the State of California may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Experience: 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the planning, design, and operation of electrical utility distribution systems/facilities including distribution and transmission sub-stations.

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Status: This listing expires on: 10/5/2022
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6301 S Street

Sacramento,  CA 95817
United States
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