|Job Description: ||POWER Engineers is currently seeking an Entry-Level Electrical Studies Engineer for our San Diego, CA office. The successful applicant will be responsible for performing electrical studies for utility and industrial/commercial clients. Applicable power systems primarily include conventional and renewable generation facilities, substations, transmission systems, and distribution systems. Study activities will include:
*Protective Relaying: short circuit and symmetrical component analysis, time-current coordination, protection scheme and criteria development, relay settings calculation, integration with SCADA systems, NERC compliance, and arc flash analysis. Applicable software: AcSELerator Quickset (SEL-5030), AcSELerator Architect, GE Enervista, ASPEN Oneliner, SKM-PTW, ETAP, RSCAD/RTDS
*Power System Planning Studies: steady-state real and reactive power flow including outage contingencies, generation interconnect feasibility, P-V and Q-V analysis for voltage stability margins, dynamic stability performance, automation of large batch simulations, working with models from NERC regional entities (WECC, MRO, SERC etc.), NERC compliance. Applicable Software: PSS/E, PSLF, PowerWorld, Python Scripting
*Infrastructure Design studies: substation grounding, corona and electric and magnetic fields, insulation coordination (lightning, switching surge, and contamination performance), transient (time domain) simulation, power quality (harmonics, voltage flicker, over/under voltage, etc.), motor starting, AC interference (transmission line interaction with railroads and pipelines). Applicable Software: CDEGS, ATP-EMTP, PSCAD
The successful applicant must demonstrate aptitude in the following:
2. Initiative and self sufficiency
3. Spoken and written communication
4. Troubleshooting and problem solving
5. Interpersonal relations
Successful candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer focused, project oriented environment. They are also expected to work toward professional engineering registration and to learn the commercial aspects of the consulting environment.
No industry experience outside of a technical degree is required. Preference is given to applicants with power systems related internships and up to three (3) years of experience in the technical areas and software listed in the Job Description. Applicants with more than three years of applicable industry experience could consider applying for available mid-level positions.
Required Education/Professional Experience
Education: At a minimum this position requires a BSEE. Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: MSEE, GPA above 3.5/4.0, and power system courses covering topics such as three-phase power, load flow and reactive compensation, protective relaying, symmetrical components, transmission line theory, power system transients, dynamic stability, and power system electromagnetics.
Licensing: Professional registration is not required. Preference is given to applicants who have completed their Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.
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