(Senior) Power Systems Engineer

Lloyds Register (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 1 day ago

Company : Lloyd's Register

Preferred Location : Melbourne, Australia

Position Category : Principal to Graduate levels

Department : Energy, Renewables

Min Education : Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Experience Required : Power systems modelling (e.g. PSS/E, PowerFactory, PSCAD), ideally with some Australian untility background in power systems planning or operations

Relocation Provided : No (Remote working available during CORVID-19 restrictions)

We are recruiting for Power Systems Engineers, from Graduate to Principle level.

Lloyd’s Register is a global engineering consultancy. In Australia, we have a market-leading power systems engineering business working on a wide range of projects across the renewable energy sector. This business has an unmatched track record in Australia, having been focused on the grid connection of clean generation since 2002 and having been involved in over 50% of the renewable generation projects connected to the NEM.

We see sustained growth and offer the opportunity to work within an exceptional team of electrical engineers across a large number of exciting generation projects within the renewable sector in Australia and beyond. We are currently recruiting for several roles within the team at Principal to Graduate levels.

With the complexities of grid connection, these roles are essential for the successful development of a project, and Lloyd’s Register is at the forefront of technical development and quality engineering approaches to resolving issues. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidates to join a successful business with a consistent client base and projects across the sector, and to work with a dedicated team focused on achieving success.

About the role

Our Power Systems Team plays a key role in the renewable energy space supporting the grid connection process for new generation projects through the application, registration, energisation and commissioning phases, ensuring that the project is able and ready to hit key milestones with AEMO and NSPs with the best technical solutions and engineering input.

LR is after Experienced and Graduate Power Systems Engineers who will work with project owners, investors, OEMs, Network Service Providers and AEMO to manage and support the grid connection requirements for new renewable generation projects, including undertaking power systems studies, and developing solutions to grid connection issues whether from weak grid scenarios or congestion in the sector.

The role is located in Melbourne, although flexibility is possible for the right candidate, and LR has offices in all major Australian cities and offers remote working for proven staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities will be dependent on role level (Principal to Graduate). In General, responsibilities will include:

  1. Undertake and deliver high quality Power Systems studies for renewable energy projects across the region, working closely with developers, investors, NSPs and AEMO.
  2. Develop technical solutions to complex network and connection issues and resolve connection approaches for projects with particular issues. Requires ability to think through problems in detail.
  3. Contribute expertise and experience to drive successful connection for key projects in the industry.
  4. Provide expert project management and support across a range of projects.
  5. Ensure compliance with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards, to maintain a high quality outcome.
  6. Deliver excellent work on time and on budget.
  7. Identifying opportunities for project extensions and future work.
  8. Building internal networks to gain knowledge from senior colleagues and participate in competence network activities.
  9. Developing business opportunities by establishing external network in many contexts, such as through client contacts.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required qualifications and experience dependent on role level (Principal – Graduate). As a minimum all candidates must have the following:

  • Bachelors or Higher Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Project management capabilities and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Adaptable and well organised with a practical minded approach and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills, having the ability to adapt and work to tight deadlines, manage KPIs and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of power systems modelling (e.g. PSS/E, PowerFactory, PSCAD) tools.
  • Experienced in managing data, spreadsheets and producing reports
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team in problem solving

The following experience is desirable for positions above Engineer /Graduate levels:

  • Experienced with power systems modelling (e.g. PSS/E, PowerFactory, PSCAD) ideally with some utility background in power systems planning or operations.
  • Experience in leading and managing technical quality, timeline and budget for projects with $500K budgets
  • Stakeholder negotiations to ensure successful project completions
  • Research publications in recognised Electrical Engineering journals or conferences

Please note:

  • Applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment testing which may include a medical assessment / police check
  • Only applicants who have the legal right to work in Australia will be considered

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