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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Taylor, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Planning Engineer - Dynamic Stability Analysis

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JOB SUMMARY

Provides engineering analysis and technical support to ensure continuing reliable operations of the electric power grid in compliance with NERC Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Market Guides. Provides electrical engineering analysis and technical support for the planning and operation of the electric power system. Implements appropriate system modeling, develops tools and procedures to monitor and control the system, performs system studies, analyzes simulated or actual operating results, develops solutions to current or future system issues, and appropriately reports findings and recommendations.

  • Performs engineering studies including power flow, voltage security, and/or dynamic stability analysis. 
  • Runs appropriate scenarios and input variations to result in robust results, analyzes study accuracy and assigns confidence metrics, helps formulate conclusions and recommendations, prepares reports and presentations.
  • Develops and documents operating plans, procedures and limits that allow the reliable and efficient operation of the system. 
  • Performs and/or reviews performance of resource qualification testing and performance evaluation.
  • Analyzes system control performance and provides tuning and other modifications to maintain reliable operations, including analysis for development of ancillary service requirements and quantities. 
  • Assists in the preparation of operations reports for management, NERC, ERCOT, and other entities.
  • Gathers and analyzes information on operating conditions and events, helps formulate conclusions and improvement recommendations and assists in preparing reports.
  • Supports development and performance of advanced applications for operations, including State Estimator, Voltage Security Analysis, Load and renewables Forecast, Contingency Analysis, Power Flow, and Transient Stability Analysis.
  • Develops and deploys situational awareness and system monitoring applications and tools for operations, management, and external entities.
  • Assists market participants to update power system dynamic models. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Level 3: Requires minimum 3 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements
  • Senior Level:  Requires minimum 5 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements

Preferred Work Experience:

  • Experience performing large-scale dynamic stability analyses using power system simulation models (PSSE, TSAT, Powerworld).
  • Experience evaluating and updating power system dynamic models 
  • Experience assisting in the development of improvements to transmission planning processes. 
  • Experience with transmission analysis projects

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's Degree : Electrical Engineering or related field (Required)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required

CERTIFICATION

  • PE Professional Engineer (Preferred)

Position is open to a Level 3 or a Senior depending on candidate's experience.

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