Senior Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer

19 Mar 2023

Senior Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

POWER Engineers’ Distribution Engineering Services group is currently seeking a senior distribution grid modernization engineer that will be responsible for the modernization of utility distribution systems. The ideal candidate will report to the Hailey, ID office (virtually) while working in a fully remote position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, justification and on-going support of the following Distribution Grid Modernization Programs:

    • FLISR (Fault, Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration)
    • Volt-Var Optimization or other similar programs (IVVC, CVR)
    • Distribution Resiliency
    • ADMS (Advance Distribution Management Systems)
    • Electrification of Transportation
    • DER Solutions (DERMS, NWA/NWS, Hosting Capacity)
    • Advance Planning Techniques (8760, Quasi Static Time Series Analysis)

  • The ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals to obtain the required information needed to improve performance of electrical distribution system studies
  • Lead and perform engineering tasks associated with a critical or analytical engineering project or a small number of complex projects that require specialized knowledge in many areas
  • Exercises authority and technical leadership on assignments that are often self-initiated and self-directed. Assignments are strategic and have significant long-term implications to the achievement of overall business objectives
  • Track project schedules and budgets
  • Participation in industry working groups or standards (IEEE, CIGRE, IEC, ANSI)
  • Participation as a presenter in industry conferences
  • Some travel should be expected
  • Ability to supports other distribution disciplines such as Protection and Planning
  • Ability to work in design teams, is self-motivated to perform assigned tasks, and take the initiative to learn new topics

Required Education/Experience

  • A BSEE degree
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer
  • 10+ years of experience in the electrical power delivery industry
  • Demonstrated experiencing in Electrical Power System Analysis using one of the following software packages – CYME, Milsoft, or Synergi
  • Must have a strong command of the English language and possess good written and oral communication skills

Desired Education/Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Significant knowledge of the design and operation of overhead and underground distribution lines (4 kV through 35 kV)
  • Demonstrated advance modeling techniques internal to CYME, Synergi, or Milsoft or external programing/scripting
  • Demonstrated experience in ADMS Configuration, Testing, or support of one of the following software packages – Schneider EcoStruxure, OSI Spectra, GE ADMS, or SurvalentONE
  • Prior Experience supporting or within a Distribution System Operations Department
  • Demonstrated Experience working on Pilot Projects from creation to completion
  • Demonstrated Successful Change Management as part of Pilot Projects
  • Foundational Knowledge of Utilities IT/OT Architecture
  • Demonstrated industry participation in industry working groups, standards, conference presentations, or publications
  • Experience with developing utility planning/program standards
  • Experience with the integration of distributed generation within the planning process

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

EOE, including disability/vets

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