Electrical systems studies engineer

October 16, 2020
The Woodlands, TX
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Job Description

The Power Systems Engineer is responsible for providing advanced and independent management and oversight of power system modeling and analysis.  Provide leadership in the development of proposed modeling best-practices suitable for steady state and dynamic performance of generation and transmission/distribution facilities.  The right candidate has experience performing technical assessments as well as providing technical and administrative guidance and tutelage to less experienced engineers. 


  • Oversee and manage dynamic system modeling information and studies
  • Develop and recommend best practices for the conduct of system impact analysis (including electromagnetic transient analysis) of new renewable technologies, such as inverter-based generation, including wind, solar, and storage technologies 
  • Develop and recommend best practices for studies involving FACTS, HVDC and Power Electronic based devices.
  • Design renewable generation collector system 
  • Represent Mott MacDonald in industry forums involving power system modeling issues and approaches 
  • Present recommendations regarding system modeling issues and results to ISOs and Utilities.
  • Expertise in doing load flow and stability studies in EMT tools as well as Electro Mechanical tools
  • Evaluate technical reports and provide independent review for clients.

Candidate Specification

We invite applications from candidates with the following experience:

  • Master of Science or higher in Electrical Power Engineering or Electrical Engineering is required. Alternatively Bachelor of Science with at least 3 years experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of electric power system network analysis, transmission planning and assessment techniques, in particular in the practice of transient stability analysis using PSS/E, PSLF, PSCAD, EMTP-RV or similar tools.
  • Proficient in the application of NERC and Transmission Planner/Planning Coordinator planning reliability standards and criteria 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to travel to attend stakeholder meetings, working groups and conferences 

Desirable qualities include: 

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering or Electrical Engineering. 
  • Registered Professional Engineer. 
  • Experience participating in stakeholder and industry committee activities 
  • Knowledge of Electromagnetic transient analysis (EMTP/PSCAD, ATP, EMTP-RV), PSS/E, PSLF, MATLAB/SIMULINK, CYME, ETAP, SKM
  • Knowledge of Short circuit analysis (Aspen One-Liner)
  • Experience in writing equipment specification
  • Experience in Harmonic and GIC analysis.
  • Knowledge in Python and epcl programming is a plus.



Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our organization, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We value the diversity of our staff and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has the chance to contribute.
Equal employment opportunity is the law. English versionSpanish versionChinese version.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.

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