Power Quality Engineer

Post Date

Jun 12, 2024

Location

Birmingham,
Alabama

ZIP/Postal Code

35233
US
Sep 13, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type

Perm

Category

Electrical Engineering

Req #

BIR-709705

Pay Rate

$120k - $160k (estimate)

Job Description

This is one of the most exciting and dynamic times in recent history for the power industry as we evaluate and implement renewable energy and emerging technologies to build the future of energy for the advancement of our customers and communities. Transmission planning plays a critical role in the utility company's success in achieving this goal by continuously developing a reliable, flexible, and resilient transmission grid that meets the needs of our future. The team is expanding its capabilities and expertise in the area of switching transients and power quality. The successful candidate will provide study support and leadership in this area, and be part of a team that performs: switching transients studies (e.g., capacitor bank, transformer energization, etc.); insulation coordination studies; transmission power quality studies (e.g., harmonics, harmonic filter bank design, and flicker); unbalanced power flow studies; circuit breaker transient recovery voltage analysis; post event (root cause) analysis and other special technical studies as required to support the southeastern utility companies. The successful candidate will collaborate with multiple groups including other teams within System Planning, Transmission Control Centers, Research and Development, Operating Company Power Delivery and Generation departments, neighboring transmission systems, etc. The position will also be responsible for presenting study results to senior leadership, management, and internal and external customers for information and support. This position will also perform transmission planning studies on the Bulk Transmission System. These studies involve: evaluating the effects of geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) events on the Transmission System, assessing the impact of IBR generation interconnections on transmission power quality, and performing harmonic planning studies. The successful candidate will provide study support in the area of inverter-based resources (IBR) and power electronic-interfaced technologies, including evaluating new grid technologies, developing industry recommended practices and guidance, studying and assessing emerging power quality and transient risk issues, evaluating the effects of emerging applications such as computationally intensive data center loads; evaluating power electronic-interfaced technologies such as FACTS devices (e.g., STATCOMs), and more.

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Required Skills & Experience

* Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering (ABET accredited)

* 3-5+ years of experience of experience

* Experience with modeling power system-connected equipment and components for power quality or transient studies.

* Switching transients studies (e.g., capacitor bank, transformer energization, etc.); insulation coordination studies; transmission power quality studies (e.g., harmonics, harmonic filter bank design, and flicker); unbalanced power flow studies; circuit breaker transient recovery voltage analysis; post event (root cause) analysis

* Understanding of modeling techniques, including positive sequence and electromagnetic modeling tools such as PSCAD or EMTP-RV, etc.

* General knowledge of transmission planning, electrical equipment, power system protection and control, and BPS operations.

* Experience with computer programming (MATLAB, Visual Basic, Python, etc.) related to study automation.

* Experience conducting root cause analysis to address power quality or transient issues.

* Knowledge of industry standards (e.g., IEEE, etc.).

* Experience coordinating or leading teams of technical experts.

* Understanding of NERC, SERC, FERC.

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

* Professional Engineer license is desired.

* IEEE membership or CIGRE membership is desired.

* Publication of technical papers (IEEE, NERC, CIGRE, etc.) is desired.

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.