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Power Engineers Entry Level - Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer in Overland Park, Kansas

Entry Level - Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer

Location: Overland Park

State/Territory: Kansas

Department: Power Delivery Distribution Services II Dept


Entry Level – Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

POWER Engineers’ Distribution Engineering Services group is currently seeking a distribution planning engineer thatwill be responsible for the modernization of utility distribution systems. The qualified candidate will havean understanding of basic engineering practices, theories and principles for researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives and preparing and presenting recommendations. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, justification, and on-going support of the following Distribution Grid Modernization Programs:

  • FLISR (Fault, Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration)

  • Volt-Var Optimization or other similar programs (IVVC, CVR)

  • Distribution Resiliency

  • ADMS (Advance Distribution Management Systems)

  • Electrification of Transportation

  • DER Solutions (DERMS, NWA/NWS, Hosting Capacity)

  • Advance Planning Techniques (8760, Quasi Static Time Series Analysis)

  • The ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals to obtain the required information needed to improve performance of electrical distribution system studies

  • Perform engineering tasks associated with a critical or analytical engineering project or a small number of complex projects that require specialized knowledge in many areas

  • Track project schedules and budgets

  • Participation in industry working groups or standards (IEEE, CIGRE, IEC, ANSI)

  • Participation as a presenter in industry conferences

  • Some travel should be expected

  • Ability to learn/support other distribution disciplines such as Protection and Planning

  • Ability to work in design teams, is self-motivated to perform assigned tasks, and take the initiative to learn new topics

Required Education/Experience

  • A BSEE degree

  • Power systems focus or relevant power industry internship experience

  • Must have strong command of English language; experience and demonstrated written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present information, facilitate meetings and provide direction to others

  • Must be able to successfully pass client's background screening process

Desired Education/Experience

  • EIT with the ability to obtain PE when experience requirements are met

  • Exposure to Electrical Power System Analysis using one of the following software packages – CYME, Milsoft, or Synergi

  • Two (2) + years of experience in the electrical power delivery industry

  • Experience with utility standards and overhead/underground distribution design

  • Experience with the integration of distributed generation within the planning process

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K       

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us! 

EOE, including disability/vets