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Power Engineers Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer in San Antonio, Texas

Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer

Location: Southwest


Department: Power Delivery Distribution Services II Dept


Distribution Grid Modernization Engineer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

POWER Engineers’ Distribution Engineering Services group is currently seeking a distribution grid modernization engineer thatwill be responsible for the modernization of utility distribution systems.The ideal candidate will report to the Hailey, ID office (virtually) while working in a fully remote position. 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

  • Lead and 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

  • 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 the 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 supports 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

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer

  • 3+ years of experience in the electrical power delivery industry

  • Demonstrated experiencing in Electrical Power System Analysis using one of the following software packages – CYME, Milsoft, or Synergi

  • Must have a strong command of the English language and possess good written and oral communication skills

Desired Education/Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Significant knowledge of the design and operation of overhead and underground distribution lines (4 kV through 35 kV)

  • Demonstrated advance modeling techniques internal to CYME, Synergi, or Milsoft or external programing/scripting

  • Demonstrated experience in ADMS Configuration, Testing, or support of one of the following software packages – Schneider EcoStruxure, OSI Spectra, GE ADMS, or SurvalentONE

  • Prior Experience supporting or within a Distribution System Operations Department

  • Demonstrated Experience working on Pilot Projects from creation to completion

  • Demonstrated Successful Change Management as part of Pilot Projects

  • Foundational Knowledge of Utilities IT/OT Architecture

  • Demonstrated industry participation in industry working groups, standards, conference presentations, or publications

  • Experience with developing utility planning/program standards

  • 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

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