Senior Power System Engineer

Senior Power System Engineer

We are currently looking for a Senior Power Systems Engineer in Melbourne. The work will focus on proposal and delivery of power systems analysis services for distribution, transmission and generation projects in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. You will also find yourself working on a range of solar, wind and energy storage projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical input and leadership on a variety of projects for distribution and transmission networks, renewable energy and grid integration, including: power system planning, grid connection studies, power system/grid code compliance studies, protection and substation design
  • Assist in the development of renewable energy and energy storage projects including grid prospecting, connection conceptual design and optioneering
  • Lead and undertake grid connection due diligence including risk assessment and capacity/constraints assessment
  • Advise clients in negotiation of connection agreements with AEMO and NSPs to achieve the best technical and commercial outcomes
  • Support the implementation of renewable generation projects including Model Acceptance Testing
  • Work with the company colleagues to utilise your network of contacts and our own client base to meet and understand the needs of current and prospective clients
  • Lead the submission of high-quality bids and proposals to existing and potential clients
  • Network at all levels within the company, client organisations and other external bodies as applicable
  • Represent the company to clients at bid presentations and project presentations
  • Interact and present at industry conferences, seminars and other networking events
  • Support RINA colleagues to achieve their potential
  • Project Management


Qualification, Skills & Experience:

  • Highly experienced in an Australian power system engineering environment such as an engineering consultancy, OEM, NSP or AEMO
  • First-hand experience managing processes and studies for new Australian transmission or distribution generator connections
  • Track record undertaking and reviewing static and dynamic power system studies
  • Proven ability to successfully manage projects and project teams
  • Experience in design and specification of electrical equipment and systems, including substations, would be an advantage
  • Experience of engineering consultancy would be an advantage
  • Previous exposure and track record in business development activities would be an advantage Skills
  •  Proficient with modern simulation software and electrical circuit modelling tools e.g. PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSILENT Powerfactory, ETAP, ERACS etc.
  • Experience with software script writing, e.g. Python, would be an advantage
  • Ability to work effectively within a flexible team environment