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Job Openings >> Power Systems Engineer
Power Systems Engineer
Title:Power Systems Engineer
Department:Power Systems Consulting

Basic Function: Conducting engineering studies on utility power systems.

Education: Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited ABET university with emphasis on power systems.

Required Skills:

  • Six months of experience conducting simulations and analytical studies of electric power systems including harmonic, transient, stability, and load flow analysis
  • Strong foundational knowledge of electrical engineering including, but not limited to:
    • Principles of energy conversion, transmission, and distribution
    • Power Systems modeling and analysis: steady state and dynamics; short circuit analysis; voltage regulation
    • Power systems stability and control theory
  • Excellent communication skills – report writing and spoken in English
  • Demonstrated knowledge in at least one high-level programming language (Matlab, VBA, Python, etc.) with application to data analysis techniques
  • Highly analytical mindset, with the ability to conduct thorough analysis with quality, integrity, objectivity, and attention to detail
  • Willing to gain the specialized functional skills and industry knowledge to be successful in role
  • Work under direct supervision of the Senior Consultants, Principal Consultants, and Directors of the Power Systems Engineering team
  • Minimum of 12 hours in Power Systems Engineering Coursework
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems.

Additional Skills Preferred:

  • Six Months of experience conducting simulations and analytical studies of electric power systems to assess steady-state and dynamic performance
  • Demonstrated proficiency in at least two power systems simulation tools such as PSS/e, PSLF, TARA, Digsilent, Aspen, Cyme, OpenDSS, EMTP, PSCAD, etc.


Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs complex modeling and technical analysis of power systems to assess, validate and optimize interconnection, transmission, and distribution projects, from early feasibility through advancement with jurisdictional processes of related planned authorities, through to detailed specification, support of commissioning, or post construction problem resolution, involving conventional AC and high voltage DC transmission, and interconnection of generation involving conventional and inverter-based resources - solar, wind, offshore wind, and energy storage.
  • Develops preliminary engineering deliverables in support of application and jurisdictional study processes that establish basic specifications, conceptual plans, and supporting models, and responds to technical inquiries from jurisdictional planning authorities to defend related projects, and to comply with requests that seek to refine modeling
  • Performs full range of power system studies on associated with conceptual planning, design specification and problem resolution, involving steady-state analysis, such as power flow and short circuit analysis, and analysis of transient phenomenon involving harmonics, switching, and insulation coordination.
  • Performs simple protective device coordination and arc flash studies
  • Performs surveys, and subsequent data analysis to inform on power quality issues
  • Utilizes wide range of software tools to assist in power system studies and data analysis tasks
  • Publish and present study results at meetings and conferences
  • Perform routine work that conforms to all project/task requirements and that requires a basic understanding and application of engineering theories, standards, concepts, techniques, as well as, knowledge of engineering/industry codes and government regulations

Compensation package includes competitive salary (commensurate with experience), annual performance bonus, and an attractive benefits package.

EnerNex is an electric power engineering and consulting firm specializing in the development and application of new electric power technologies. EnerNex provides engineering services, consulting, and software development and customization for energy producers, distributors, users, and research organizations. Our focus is to help our customers understand and solve electric power related issues, as well as, develop technology and expertise that will ultimately improve the operation and reliability of electric power systems.

We will consider offsite/remote workers as well (United States only)

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