Power Systems Engineer (Engineer III)

Nexant   •  

Chandler, AZ

Industry: Technology

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5 - 7 years

Posted 33 days ago

About the Job Nexant is looking for an Engineer who has prior experience in the analysis and design of distribution systems and distributed energy resources (DERs) such as rooftop PV-solar, distribution-connected battery energy storage systems, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and microgrids, as well as studying the impacts of DERs on the distribution system.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong technical understanding of planning and operations of power delivery systems, as well as power industry fundamentals and practices.
  • Experience using power system modeling and simulation software such as CYME, ETAP for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit and electromagnetic transients.
  • Strong understanding of technical characteristics of DERs such as battery storage, rooftop PV solar, EVSE, smart inverters and microgrids.
  • Experience with the high-level design of electrical systems associated with DERs and microgrids, including developing one-line diagrams and high-level cost estimates.
  • Basic understanding of the operations and economics of DERs and knowledge of DER design tools such as HOMER and DER-CAM.
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards related to DERs such as IEEE 1547.
  • Knowledge of protection, harmonic analysis and flicker is a plus.
  • Knowledge of DER cost-benefit analysis is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of SCADA, controls and communication in the utility industry is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of building energy management systems is a plus.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering with 4+ years of experience in distribution system analysis and the electrical design of DERs.
  • Registered Professional Electrical Engineer is a plus.
  • Utility experience is a plus
  • Must be able to travel locally, nationally or internationally up to approximately 10-15% of the time.


Salary and Benefits (U.S.) Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.