Role Summary

PSC is seeking a principal transmission studies/planning engineer with 12+ years of relevant industry experience to lead our growing Westborough, MA, USA based system studies team.  The role is 80% technical consulting and 20% team leadership.  The candidate’s principal expertise must be in classical power system analysis and transmission studies that model the behaviour of electricity transmission networks and their various components under steady state and perturbed conditions.  The candidate must be willing to relocate to Westborough, MA, USA and be prepared to travel up to 20-30% of the time in North America, with potential occasional travel.

Essential
Responsibilities

  • Lead classical power system analysis & modeling including: load flow, transient stability, short circuit analysis, and small signal assessments
  • Lead power generation and transmission studies such as: generator connections, voltage stability, arc-flash energy studies, insulation coordination and network planning
  • Lead operations planning studies including: short-term assessments, switching studies and incident investigations
  • Preparation of long-term, multi-scenario network development plans
  • Preparation and review of detailed technical reports
  • Global interaction with PSC colleagues to coordinate and execute studies
  • Manage client expectations through regular communications and responsiveness
  • Develop methodologies, resource plans, and time estimates for study proposals
  • Manage deliverables and hours for team projects and studies
  • Review and sign off studies
  • Mentor, coach and develop junior engineers
  • Support the Business Unit Manager in business development activities by presenting PSC capabilities to prospective clients

Specific
Requirements

  • Recent experience leading and performing complex studies for North America public or investor owned electric utilities either as an employee or a consulting engineer
  • Experience in developing dynamic user models for generator controls, HVDC stations, lines and controls as well as network monitoring and protection schemes
  • Experience leading small teams and interacting with stakeholders
  • Highly proficient, advanced user of Siemens-PTI’s PSS/E and/or DSA Tools and/or GE PSLF network simulation (load flow, short circuit and dynamic simulation modules) with at least 10 years of experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in power systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to deliver high-quality technical reports and communicate and collaborate with the global system studies team
  • Adaptable and can work to tight deadlines
  • Registered professional engineer in a US state, or eligible to do so
  • Legally authorized to work in the US with no restrictions on travel within North America

Preferred
Expertise

  • Post-graduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in power systems
  • Skills in other commonly used network simulation software (e.g., MUST, TARA, PSLF, ASPEN, DSATools, Powerworld, PSCAD, EMTP RV, and DIgSILENT PowerFactory)
  • Python scripting skills

Opportunity
Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Autonomy to craft the job to fit your expertise and influence the growth direction of the business unit
  • Join a highly collaborative worldwide team of professionals that drives the industry forward
  • An organisation that values people, giving them the opportunity to develop their career direction