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Electrical systems studies engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Perform electrical power system analysis studies including:
Transient Stability, High Voltage Switching, TOV/TRV, load flow, fault level, harmonics, motor starting, dynamics, arc flash, and protection coordination using specialist software packages and independent preparation of technical reports. This includes power/electrical system modelling and performance assessment for design confirmation and protection studies to improve system performance and reliability. Independently undertake assignments covering the analysis and protection coordination of existing and proposed power networks applied to a variety of renewable, offshore, industrial and utility projects for clients based in the US and overseas. Support the design and protection and control team. Perform project oversight role with focus on direct client interaction for suitable small studies projects. Participate in and/or lead the effort for estimating/ scheduling system study work on relevant engineering bids/proposals. More Sr. applicants will be required to Mentor junior staff with respect to running power system studies and peer reviews. Perform engineering tasks that require familiarity with the broader field of engineering.

Candidate Specification

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Master’s degree in electrical engineering strongly desired, Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering required.
Courses or degree with electrical power focus is desired.

2 to 8 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer or related occupation

Must have at least 1 year of prior work experience, project background experience, in each of the following:
  1. Power Engineering.
  2. Power system studies on utility transmission/distribution systems including: stability (transient and dynamic), long/short range planning studies, short circuit, protective relay settings, load flow and contingency analysis, harmonic analysis, and arc flash studies.
  3. Two or more of the following software packages: PSCAD, EMTP, PSS/e, PSFL, ETAP, ASPEN OneLiner, SKM/PTW, EasyPower, PVsyst.
  4. Transmission system protection principles and practices, including special protection systems, general power system protection concepts, power utilization equipment and application considerations including the various types of switchgear, protective relays, breakers, transformers, and generators.
  5. Good written and oral communication skills
  6. PE-Professional Engineer registration is a plus.
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