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Senior Power Systems Engineer

04-6-2020

We are an international company with a workforce of more than 38,500 top professionals, present in more than 40 countries across the five continents. Leaders in Innovation and Technological Development at the service of society, we’re looking for experts in designing a better planet who can go out there and promote sustainable development and find solutions to the biggest global challenges, including global warming, overpopulation and water scarcity.

Since establishing a presence in Australia in 2002, ACCIONA have invested more than AUD$1 billion through local investment opportunities and project development. As a national business ACCIONA employs more than 1,000 people in its renewable energy, infrastructure and water projects across the country.

Reporting to the Connections Manager, this role is responsible for the review of power systems models and preparation of reports to support feasibility studies, grid connection applications, negotiating with AEMO and TNSP/DNSP on grid connection agreements, providing technical support and coordination during construction and supporting the asset operations team in managing GPS compliance. This role can be based in Brisbane or Melbourne.

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Senior Power Systems Engineer

Reporting to the Connections Manager, this role is responsible for the review of power systems models and preparation of reports to support feasibility studies, grid connection applications, negotiating with AEMO and TNSP/DNSP on grid connection agreements, providing technical support and coordination during construction and supporting the asset operations team in managing GPS compliance. This role can be based in Brisbane or Melbourne.


Some of the key responsibilities include:

Pre-Delivery Projects

  • Assist in developing the strategy for achieving connection of each project, prepare project plans and manage to achieve required outcomes.
  • Perform PSSE/PSCAD modelling to assess system faults, load flow, steady state and dynamic analysis in distribution and transmission systems.
  • Develop Generator commissioning plans and R2 testing requirements. Prepare connection application studies for TNSP and AEMO.
  • Develop connection enquiries and assist with generation license and registration applications.

Delivery and Construction

  • Provide Power System Engineering advice and support throughout all phases of project construction.
  • Assist in the development of Generator commissioning plans and R2 testing requirements.
  • Assist delivery team in the coordination of commissioning and AMEO hold point testing

Operations

  • Provide technical advice for upgrades or modifications to operational systems.
  • Contribute to business to business communications with network service providers.
  • Resolution of grid and electrical technical issues during operational phases.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Experience (5+ years) in a technical role in the renewable power generation, transmission or distribution industries, including experience in the design and implementation of power systems.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or comparable qualifications.
  • Advanced skills and experience in power system modeling tools  such as PSSe, PSCAD & PowerFactory. Digsilent/Powerfactory highly regarded.
  • Experience in grid connection procedures with AEMO, DNSP’s & TNSP’s.
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team in design and construction.
  • Strong technical report writing skills.   
  • Analytical and creative approach.
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel to project sites, as required.
  • Current Australian driver’s license.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote equality and diversity. Indigenous Australians and candidates from minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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