Transmission Planning Engineer Internship

ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #721
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Internship Title – Transmission Planning
Department – Transmission Planning
Minimum Education level: Junior
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineer with a Power Systems focus

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 Transmission Planning department is responsible for the New England regional transmission system planning and technical transmission system analyses.

What will you be working on:
The intern position will assist in the analysis of the New England transmission system.  This work may include model development, system analysis, and support services such as data management.

How will you make an impact:
Working alongside experienced transmission planning engineers, you will gain experience using modeling tools and applications and analyzing the performance of the transmission system.  You will get to apply the theory learned in school to assignments posed to them by the transmission planning engineers.

What we look for in a candidate:
  • Good organizational skills
  • Must be able to become familiar with various power system analysis programs such as PSS/E, ASPEN, and TARA
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access or other office programs is desirable

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 Thursday, June 8, 2023
  • Job End Date Friday, August 18, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America