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Senior/Principal Engineer, Distribution and Grid Modernization

Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers

Operations
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Senior/Principal Engineer, Distribution and Grid Modernization

Location US-TX-Austin
ID 2024-1367
Category
Distribution Planning & Grid Mod
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

We are designing the Grid of the future

Be a part of an innovative team shaping the grid of the future through advanced energy intelligence. For more than half a century, Electric Power Engineers, (EPE) has partnered with power and energy clients across the globe providing consulting expertise and energy intelligence software solutions for complex engineering and grid modeling challenges. As leaders in the renewables space, we are focused on building a modern, secure, and resilient gid. Join us in making an impact on the communities we serve and the environment in which we live. Together we can transform the future of energy.

Responsibilities

Join us in leading the change!

The Senior/Principal Engineer, Distribution and Grid Modernization will develop, grow and provide overall leadership and management for EPE’s Distribution and Grid Modernization department. In this role you will lead in the execution of utility engineering studies and analysis such as Generation Interconnection Studies, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration, Load and Generation Forecasting, Reliability Studies, Distribution Automation Studies, Volt-Var Optimization…. etc. Additionally, you will work on utility R&D related projects and help our utility clients solve some of the most complex problems the industry faces.

How you can make an impact:

  • Lead, oversee and manage engineering studies for electric distribution systems including two to five-year Generation Interconnection Studies, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration, Load and Generation Forecasting, Reliability Studies, Distribution Automation Studies, Volt-Var Optimization, and provide input into strategic planning.
  • Development and execution of standardizing distribution planning practices.
  • Support the planning, management and execution of utility smart grid projects such as Distribution Automation, ADMS, OMS, DMS, SCADA, AMI and Microgrids.
  • Support execution of projects to assist electric utilities with management of integrated distribution planning, DER programs (solar PV, electric vehicles, battery storage, demand response, energy efficiency).
  • Lead innovation and R&D efforts for utilities and provide client support.
  • Lead the development and implementation of distribution planning best practices related to DERs and storage, including IEEE 1547, with consideration and support for distribution automation tools and Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS).
  • Use relevant utility experience to engage with client utilities to understand their specific applications, approaches and methodologies in the area of Distribution Planning and Interconnection.
  • Manage, direct, mentor and grow your engineering team and their capabilities, while providing overall project leadership, status reports and timely client deliveries.
  • Prepare responses to Request for Proposals (RFP), by providing a scope of work and time estimates for new projects.
  • Transfer knowledge, capabilities, and skills to improve others' knowledge and skill levels.
  • Support the evaluation of potential new vendor partners, and the development of partnerships with key vendors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers and clients ranging from electric cooperatives, municipalities and utilities to generation developers and public utility commissions.

Qualifications

Bring your passion, here what’s needed:

  • 5+ years experience working in Power Systems Planning with an emphasis on Distribution/DERS
  • Prior hands on experience performing interconnection studies
  • Understanding of IEEE interconnection standards
  • Prior leadership experience whether it be formal or informal management/leadership
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and external vendors

How we support you:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision with 100% premium coverage for you.
  • Generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Continuous Education Benefits
  • Work with industry leaders
  • 401K, up to a 4% match (100% vested from day 1)
  • Flexible Work including hybrid and remote possibilities base on position.

Location: This position is open to Remote

Travel: Occasional travel may be needed (25% or less)

EPE is an equal opportunity/AA/Disability/Veteran employer. The EEO is the Law poster, and its supplement are available using the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster

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