Senior Power Systems Engineer Melbourne VIC Job Description
Australia - Victoria, Melbourne
Our Resources, Power and Industry (RPI) team have a new opportunity for a Senior Power Systems Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team in Melbourne. As part of a dynamic team, you will primarily focus on developing and delivering grid connection services projects and support the broader Power & Industrial business.
This is an exciting time for AECOMs RPI business as the energy market and Renewable Energy in particular continues to grow and transform, resulting in grid connection becoming a critical area for proponents (utility providers, private investors and developers) who are seeking specialized grid connection and network planning services to de-risk/facilitate the connection process.
The team is working on a variety of challenging grid connection projects with some of the emerging technologies which include utility scale wind, solar, battery, pumped hydro and hybrid plants across the entire NEM (National... Electricity Market) in Australia and offers a great opportunity to be a part of the energy transformation.
The role of Senior Power Systems Engineer is an exciting and diverse opportunity for a proven Power Systems Engineer to take a step towards varied projects and work with a variety of AECOMs major Power and Energy clients throughout Victoria and South Australia.
As part of this opportunity, the Senior Power Systems Engineer will: Undertake detailed power system/grid code compliance studies using tools such as PSS/E, PSCAD and Digsilents PowerFactory Undertake grid connection due diligence including grid prospecting, connection optioneering, risk assessment and capacity/constraints assessment Support clients on negotiating with regulator and market operator (AEMO) and network service providers the best technical and commercial outcomes for their projects Support negotiation of connection agreements including review of enquiry response and technical schedules Deliver concept design for various connection configurations Lead and manage medium to large scale projects Proactively identify opportunities for business process(es) improvement Write bids/proposals Liaises with OEMs and clients to drive the technical outcomes
Minimum Requirements Proven relevant professional experience working for an Engineering Design Consultancy or an OEM or Utility Network Planning and connections. Proven understanding of transmission and distribution planning and customer connection processes for both regulated and industrial networks. Strong understanding of technical requirements (NER schedules S5.2 and S5.3) and guidelines for connecting new generators and loads. Undertaken and reviewed detailed grid connection studies using PSS/e,PSCAD and Digsilents PowerFactory including PSS/E-PSCAD benchmarking and Model Acceptance Test(MAT). Proficient in Python Scripting. Managed designs for renewables connection projects at transmission or distribution level. Demonstrated understanding of control and protection principles of high voltage substation equipment, transmission lines, generators, transformers, reactive equipment, etc. Basic understanding of power electronics and control systems related to renewable technologies Demonstrated experience in preparing technical design documentation/report. Exceptional levels of written and oral communication.
Preferred Qualifications Accredited CPEng or working towards Chartership status with Engineers Australia. Prior use of PowerFactory and ETAP expertise is desirable
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.
Job Category Engineering - Power
Business Line Power & Industrial
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 241176BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status Melbourne VIC Australia
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