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Technical Advisory Consultant - Utility Consulting (Portland)

Company: Burns McDonnell
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

  • Execute assignments in the area of electric power system studies involving planning and operations, including analyses of power flow, transient stability, short circuit, electromagnetic transients, reliability, and economic dispatch.
  • Plan, conduct, and coordinate work in the selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques for electric transmission system planning procedures and criteria for transmission planning studies.
  • Perform electric power and transmission planning assignments which involve conventional engineering practices but may involve some complex features.
  • Execute power flow, transfer capability, and economic dispatch associated with transmission congestion management scenarios.
  • Perform power system planning and operations including transient stability, short circuit, and voltage analysis.
  • Perform necessary North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), regional assessments, following established requirements and standards.
  • Perform electrical risk assessment processes and procedures utilizing standard techniques.
  • Perform transmission planning assignments utilizing power system analysis software.
  • Assist with problem-solving fundamental electrical power planning engineering issues and be able to communicate solutions with other departments.
  • Coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.

    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a directly related field plus three (3) years of system planning experience in electrical/power engineering.

    Must have 1 year of experience in each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):
    • Transmission planning studies including power flow (steady state and contingency) analysis
    • Transmission planning studies including short circuit and voltage analysis
    • Transmission planning studies including generator interconnection analysis
    • Applicable engineering design and power system analysis computer software systems, including: PTI PSS/E, PowerGEM TARA, or ASPEN.
      Must have 6 months of experience in each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):
      • Transient stability analysis.
      • Transfer capability analysis.
      • Numerous power regions of the country and independent system operators.
      • Power system planning reliability standards, requirements, policies, and operating procedures.
      • Guiding a team of engineers or analysts in regards to transmission system planning studies.
      • Interacting and collaborating with and/or presenting complex projects and scenarios to clients.
      • Conducting multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met.
        Will accept a Master's in Electrical Engineering or directly related field plus two (2) years of planning experience in electrical/power engineering. Experience may be gained before, during, or after issuance of advanced degree. 5% domestic travel for business meetings.

        40 hours/week. 9am - 5pm.

        Qualified applicants please submit resume to www.burnsmcd.com/careers. Requisition ID 210940. Employees may also refer a candidate to apply and be eligible for an award through Burns & McDonnell's Employee Referral Program described in the company's Policy Manual. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Keywords: Burns McDonnell, Portland , Technical Advisory Consultant - Utility Consulting (Portland), IT / Software / Systems , Portland, Maine

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