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Power Engineers Entry Level - Distribution Planning Engineer in Richmond, Virginia

Entry Level - Distribution Planning Engineer

Location: Richmond

State/Territory: Virginia

Department: Power Delivery Distribution Services II Dept


Entry Level – Distribution Planning 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 performance of electrical studies and planning of electrical distribution systems (Typically defined as 34.5kV and below) within the power delivery/electrical utility sector including. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Will conduct distribution system planning studies, including:

  • Construction work plans and long-range plans

  • Short-Medium Term Plans

  • Real and Reactive Power Flow Studies

  • Voltage Drop Studies

  • Operational and Outage Studies

  • Load Forecasting

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

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

  • Exercises authority and technical leadership on assignments that are often self-initiated and self-directed. Assignments are strategic and have significant long-term implications to achievement of overall business objectives

  • 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 Grid Modernization

Required Education/Experience

  • A BSEE degree with a focus on power systems or relevant power industry internship experience

  • Understanding of basic engineering practices, theories and principles for researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives and preparing and presenting recommendations

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

  • 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