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Power Grid Modeling and Calcs – Principal Engineer

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by CV-Library

City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Engineering
Immediate Start
£65k - £85k Annual
Full-Time
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We are looking for a Power Grid Modeling & Calcs Principal Engineer to be based in our Edinburgh office on a full-time basis. Reporting to the VP Engineering UK, you will be a leader of Grid systems modelling and Calcs engineering and technology. You will collaborate with our Engineering department team to prepare designs and technical documentation as part of overall Faraday Grid systems.

You’ll make an impact by

* Deep knowledge of power electric networks / grids and its principles

* Grids (T&D) topologies – Transmission System / Grid, Distribution System / Grid-Radial / Meshed / Loops power electric networks

* Grid code principles knowledge – operation, protection and monitoring of grids

* New power resources grid integration conditions and constraints (TSO/DSO operators)

* Different types of Substations and its configuration knowledge

* Main substations (S/S) components and its sizing and design

* Grid vs Substation interface identification (operation and faulty conditions)

* Grid/Power network safety (N-1, N-2 principles)

* FMEA (failure mode and event analysis), FTA (fault tree analysis), MTBF (mean time between failures), Reliability studies knowledge

* Load flow (steady state and transient) study, Selectivity / Protection plan, Protection zones setting, Harmonic study, Insulation coordination and protection study, Arc flash study, Grounding study

* Blackout / Brownout outages knowledge and prediction

* Power Grid vs Power Island operation differences and functionalities

* FLIR (fault location isolation and restoration principle), Power quality/PF/Power compensation, THD (total harmonic distortion) understanding

* HVAC / HVDC systems (high voltage AC or DC) and modelling / calculation tools (ETAP, PSS/E, Power Factory or others)

* Risk, Interface, Opportunity and Change management experience

* BS, IEC, IEEE technical standards

* Cyber security knowledge and respect (NERC directives)

You will thrive if you

* Love the energy, intensity and excitement of a fast-growing company in a sector undergoing significant transition.

* Demonstrate reliability, transparency, open-mindedness, aspiration and rigour.

* Have experience of power electric systems design, principles and studies / calcs

* Are able to identify all technical requirements and risks

* Have a working knowledge of power electric systems principles and phenomena incl LV / MV / HV power electric networks

* Are qualified in Power electric grid design engineering (or equivalent) – a MSc/ PhD graduate of a Technology university with 15+ years total experience and over 5 years directly relevant experience with focus on power grids / networks calculations and design

* Are passionate and curious about power electric systems and components

* Have a proven track record of experience in design and engineering of power electric grids and protection systems and its testing and implementation, the worst scenarios (S/C and overvoltages spikes, insulation and corona effects, electrical safety) mitigation

Reference: 210402620

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