Attention North American Power System Studies Engineers

Intermediate-level positions immediately available in Boston, USA and Vancouver, Canada 

Power Systems Consultants, is a specialist engineering consultancy company to the electricity industry and has offices in North America, the Asia Pacific Region, and Europe. We pride ourselves on the professional, yet fun culture within our organization that has a strong employee focus.

PSC’s planning and system studies group continues to grow in North America with an increasing client list and expanding pipeline of work.  We offer successful candidates significant opportunities for technical and professional growth, autonomy to craft the job to fit their expertise and interests, competitive salary and benefit package with 401k and profit-share.  

ROLE DESCRIPTION

An excellent opportunity for a technically-oriented, enthusiastic engineer with 2 to 5 years of relevant power systems studies experience to join the team in either our Boston, USA or Vancouver, Canada-based system studies teams. The Candidates’ primary expertise should be in power system analysis and studies that model the behaviour of power systems and their various components under steady state and perturbed conditions. The candidate must be prepared to travel up to 10% of the time in North America.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

The intermediate power system studies engineer will conduct a variety of assignments under the supervision of Senior or Principal Engineers.  These include:

  • Classical power system analysis & modeling including: load flow, transient stability, short-circuit analysis, and small signal assessments
  • Power generation and transmission studies such as: generator connections, voltage stability, arc-flash energy studies, insulation coordination, feasibility studies, power station and control system design, and network planning
  • Operations planning including: short-term assessments, switching studies and incident investigations
  • Steady-state and transient development, testing, and field validation of the performance of generator control models
  • Preparation of long-term, multi-scenario network development plans
  • Preparation of detailed technical reports
  • Global interaction with PSC colleagues to coordinate and execute studies
  • Manage client expectations through regular communications and responsiveness

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • The candidate’s experience should consist primarily of North American public or investor-owned electric utilities either as an employee or a consulting engineer
  • 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 global system studies team
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work to tight deadlines
  • 2 to 5 years of system studies experience using Siemens-PTI’s PSS/E network simulation software (loadflow, short circuit and dynamic simulation modules) and EMTDC/PSCAD
  • Registered professional engineer in a US state, or a Canadian province, or eligible to do so
  • Legally authorized to work in the US and/or Canada with no restrictions on travel within North America

HIGHLY REGARDED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

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

For a confidential discussion and submission of a resume, please email PSC’s North American Group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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