Power System Model and Support Engineer Internship

Holyoke, MA 01040, USA Req #716
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Internship Title – Model Administration and Support Engineer
Department – Power System Model Management- Model Administration and Support
Minimum Education level: Senior
Preferred Majors: Power Systems Engineering, EE, Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Who we are:
ISO New England is one of the most pivotal energy companies you’ve probably never heard of. Our job is to oversee the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and to administer the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for buying and selling of wholesale electricity. Our work ensures that over 14 million people can reliably turn their lights on and complete their jobs, take care of their families, and live in comfort with convenience.

Department description: 
The Power System Model Management Department is tasked with design, testing and implementation of power system model changes with focus on power system applications, including power flow, dynamics, contingency analysis, and markets support.

What will you be working on:
In this internship, you will assist the Model Administration and Support team with data handling, updating the New England network model, creating planning study cases for Transmission Owners, updating generation profiles by collating data from various sources, reviewing, and maintaining contingencies, project data, load profiles and resource data.

Work assignments include: 
Maintaining data in the Model On Demand application and the Basecase Database.
Assisting MAS Engineers with data-intensive tasks related to steady state and stability cases. 
Performing review of modeling data received to correct gross data, syntax, and convention errors.
How will you make an impact:
Through assigned projects, you will get exposure to work on real-life projects at the ISO and you will benefit from the knowledge of how different applications, systems and groups interact at the ISO to meet our mission.

What we look for in a candidate:
  • Electrical Engineering student with a Power Systems concentration
  • Graduate student preferred, but will consider a rising senior with other requirements met
  • PSS/E experience preferred
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and in a small team environment

To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.

Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO’s mission, vision, and values define our purpose—these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of the organization.
Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region’s wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.
Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.
Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer
: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our interns get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. In addition to our competitive pay, our interns have we access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.    

COVID-19 Policy
: Employee safety and well-being is a priority at ISO New England. To safeguard our teams and the important work they do, ISO New England has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Equal Opportunity:
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug Free Environment:
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Social Networking Notice: ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Job End Date Friday, August 18, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • Holyoke, MA 01040, USA