Power Engineers HVDC & FACTS SME - Senior Engineer I / II (REMOTE) in Portland, Oregon
HVDC & FACTS SME - Senior Engineer I / II (REMOTE)
Department: Power Delivery SAS IV Dept
HVDC & FACTS SME - Senior Engineer I / II
POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a Senior Engineer I to fulfill the functional role of an HVDC and FACTS SME and technical leader for POWER Engineers’ Power Delivery Division. The position will be based in POWER’s SCADA and Analytical Services (SAS) business unit providing technical leadership for HVDC & FACTS technologies. This is a Remote position.
At POWER, our Senior Engineer I's have a thorough knowledge base and skill set in specific disciplines (HVDC & FACTS) along with broad knowledge in other disciplines. This person will serve as a technical specialist and has the knowledge and skillset to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area. Typically supports multiple projects on complex technical challenges. Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring. Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. Many of the projects the Sr Engineer I will work on are more complex, larger and represent a more significant portion of the company's resources.
This role focuses on working on important HVDC projects around the world integrating renewable resources and delivering/controlling power to designated areas. As an HVDC & FACTS SME you will support our clients by performing front-end engineering design activities, system studies, EMT & Phasor-domain modeling, developing technical specifications, reviewing design submissions, witnessing factory tests and supporting commissioning activities.
The position will also participate in business development activities, participate in industry association technical subcommittees, write technical papers as well as prepare and present technical presentations. We have decades-long relationships with universities through teaching courses and participating on advisory boards, as well as ties to government research institutions for cutting-edge technology research and innovative applications.
As a Senior Engineer I, you’ll have the freedom to select your own path, lead projects, dive deep into complex topics, mentor-driven engineers, access to our Advanced Technologies Laboratory, and become industry-recognized, just to name a few. As an employee-owned company, we understand that investing in our people is key to our continued success, and provides the experience, means, and tenacity to make your career goals a reality. Come see why our motto, “Do Good, Have Fun, and Build Success” is so successful for our people!
Roles and Responsibilities
This Senior Engineer I position requires an extensive knowledge base and skill set in the area of HVDC and FACTS technologies and extensive knowledge in other system study disciplines. Provides guidance to project teams on both technical and project matters, with a significant client interface. Produces cost estimates and project schedules, and is responsible for managing the coordination of the project deliverables.
This Sr Project Engineer III develops and executes large complex projects that represent a significant portion of the company’s resources including other disciplines. Other responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
Engineering expertise in the control and protection of HVDC & FACTS technologies including power system phenomena commonly studied with HVDC/FACTS applications, hardware in the loop, factory acceptance tests, real-time simulator tests, and on-site testing & commissioning.
Develop business with clients by applying advanced technologies, engineering concepts, and approaches to unique engineering problems
Focusing on the client's current needs and situations. Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities.
Communicating client interests and drivers to project team members and developing approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects
Working with clients to understand their key interests and assist to develop projects such as HVDC & FACTS, while providing expert advisory services for advanced grid technologies.
Actively participate in industry associations (e.g., CIGRE, IEEE, IEC) through WG and leadership roles, including participation with ISO & Reliability Councils technical as appropriate.
Proactively providing guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, and applicable engineering codes.
Guiding, mentoring and training of junior staff in the area of HVDC/FACTS and other engineering disciplines
Actively advancing knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring
Serving as a technical specialist with knowledge and skillset to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area. Typically supports multiple projects on very complex technical challenges.
Actively coordinating with all other internal/external team members on complex projects
Assisting with defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines
Assisting in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards. Providing technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines; and deepens specific area expertise
Performing complex research and develops recommendations for equipment, control methods, and/or other alternative solutions
Apply complex engineering calculations that follow standard methods and principles, including the development and application of advanced engineering solutions to complex problems
Overseeing data collection, assimilation, and management for engineering work
Preparing a variety of complex engineering deliverables for multiple or mega projects
Provide technical support to other groups in the company for strategic, organizational, and business planning aspects of our consulting businesses with utilities, project developers, and industrial clients
Managing budget, schedule, and quality requirements
Assisting with developing a work plan to be applied to a given project
Ten or more years’ applicable FACTS & HVDC experience
Proficient with, or ability to use, electromagnetic transient software, Mathcad, Matlab, Aspen/CAPE, PSSE/PSLF and other calculation tools commonly used in power systems engineering
Strong knowledge of power systems engineering techniques applied to transmission planning, infrastructure design, and relay protection
Expertise with advanced grid technologies (HVDC, FACTS, BESS, and related IBR) and their specification, application, study, modeling, design, and operation, including but not limited to:
FACTS technologies (e.g., STATCOM, SVC, Sync Condenser, Hybrid, and Series Compensation) dynamic reactive power or FACTS devices
HVDC converter technologies (e.g., VSC, LCC), configurations, and application/control methods of grid following, grid forming and grid firming.
Able to work in substation site environment on occasion
PE and/or PEng license preferred
Established relationships with OEM engineers
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.
You’llwork on fun and challenging projects and initiatives.You’llhave the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Andyou’llfind the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.
Sincewe’reemployee-owned, we get to make POWERa great placeto work. That includesprovidingcompetitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefit package:
Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
Voluntary Life Insurance
Telehealth Benefit covers all providers
Maternity and Paternity Leave
New Dads and Moms Benefit program
Gender affirming care
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
Salary DOE: The pay range for this position is $75 - $163 per year; however, base pay may be higher or lower depending on the candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This figure does not includeadditionalcompensation such as health benefits, vacation, 401k, etc.
EOE, including disability/vets