Lead Power Systems Engineer, Melbourne

Last update 2024-05-24
Expires 2024-06-24
ID #2067498792
Lead Power Systems Engineer, Melbourne
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne,
Modified March 12, 2024


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Lead Power Systems Engineer




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Just imagine your future with us…

Aurecon is committed to creating an inclusive culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion – and we provide our people with flexible working opportunities.

We believe diverse teams enable us to solve our clients' and society's most complex problems in unconventional and distinctive ways. We offer flexible working as it enables all our employees to balance work and life in way that works for them.

Aurecon is an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) and are a founding member of The Diversity Agenda in New Zealand. We also have a Reconciliation Action Plan and hold Silver Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI+ inclusion. Across our company, inclusive leadership is role modelled from the top and is an expectation of all.

Our flexible way of working includes our flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options. Aurecon also offers 14 weeks paid parental leave, three weeks paid partner leave, and other health services and benefits.

If this is how you would like to work you’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you. We welcome people of all identities from all background and with diverse accessibility needs. We’re curious about your career path and how we can support you to be your best.

The Role

The Lead Power Systems Engineer will play an integral part in a team of highly skilled specialists that ‘bring ideas to life’ for our clients across all types of energy infrastructure. This includes modelling and performance assessment of renewable energy zones, onshore and offshore wind farms, solar farms, battery energy storage systems and synchronous condensers, network planning for transmission and distribution systems, commercial research and development activities, and providing technical advice to a wide range of national and international stakeholders including network owners, system operators, developers, original equipment manufacturers, governments and regulatory and financial institutions.

The projects and clients are rigorously selected, as Aurecon differentiates from the other energy players through the identification of the industry next challenges and through the support of world first industry projects delivery, demonstrating that these challenges can be addressed. Here are the key things you will do to ‘bring ideas to life’.

What Will You Do?
Lead and develop a team of Power Systems Engineers to deliver superior project outcomes for clients
Undertake power systems studies, including grid-connection, network planning, system strength impact assessment and research and development.
Develop wide-area network and individual equipment models in a range of simulation tools and in particular PSSE and PSCAD/EMTDC
Perform harmonic assessment and harmonic filter design studies
Conduct control system tuning of inverter-based resources including both the grid-forming and grid-following inverters.
Prepare grid connection application documents and technical reports
Interface with a wide range of clients and other industry organisations, including developers, original equipment manufacturers, network services providers, AEMO and international clients.
Undertake generator performance standards compliance testing, model validation (R2) testing, and generator registration with AEMO, including liaising with site-based personnel during onsite commissioning.
Develop technical solutions to complex network and connection issues.
Provide project management and support across a range of projects.
Advise our clients on the planning, design and optimisation of current and future networks, power generation including storage, and control system solutions for transmission and distribution systems.
Ensure compliance with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards, to maintain a high-quality outcome.
What We Are Looking For

You will be degree qualified in Electrical Engineering at a minimum with any relevant additional post-graduate study highly regarded
Strong understanding of electrical engineering and of power systems theory relating to electricity transmission, distribution and generation and associated control and protection principles will be required for this role.
Experience in power system modelling tools in particular with PSCAD and PSS/E will support your success in this role.
Site and practical experience in a relevant area are also a plus for this role as is experience in power system model development, coding, scripting and automation, and experience in dynamic modelling using Power Factory.
We value the difference each team member brings and we look for people who have had a broad range of experiences and a growth and learning mindset.

About Us

We’ve re-imagined engineering.

Aurecon is an international engineering, design and advisory company, but not as you know it!

Drawing on our deep pool of expertise, we co-create innovative solutions with our clients to some of the world’s most complex challenges.

We listen deeply and intently, which helps us see opportunities, possibilities and potential others can’t. Think engineering. Think again.

Want to know more?

You can learn more about what it’s like to work at Aurecon by visiting the careers section of our website.

If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, then we want to hear from you. Apply now!
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