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Power System Study Engineer at DNV

Power System Study Engineer

DNV Toronto, Ontario Full-Time

Local Unit & Position Description

Do you believe in a vision of a carbon-free power grid?

DNV Energy Systems' group has an exciting opportunity for a Power System Study Engineer, in its Renewables & Power Grids service area. Our team provides creative, cost effective and practical solutions to stakeholders in the power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. The Engineer must demonstrate vision and drive and be passionate about contributing to the growth of the Power Systems Advisory business in North America. The ideal candidate will contribute in delivering technical insights and providing customers with excellent customer service.

This position is Remote or based out within reasonable commuting distance from any of our DNV offices in US


What You'll Do

  • Perform electrical power system steady state, short circuit, dynamic and transient stability analyses for renewable generation interconnection including Wind (Onshore, Offshore), Solar, Storage, hybrid projects
  • Perform electrical grid short term and long term transmisison planning studies for onshore and offshore generation interconnections, load interconnections, transmission development and interconnections 
  • Perform Voltage ride through (VRT) studies, dynamic model quality tests, model benchmarking analysis using different power system modeling softwares 
  • Produce and/or review quality technical reports and presentations for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop or modify automation scripts to enhance the efficiency, speed and accuracy of technical simulations
  • Actively attend (in person or remote) industry stakeholder meetings
  • stay up to date with assigned market changes in terms of NERC, FERC planning procedures, policy changes and developments
  • Contribute to the team's research and innovation activities in terms of development of new techniques and/or analytical tools to further the team's performance in terms of efficiency and/or capability improvements
  • Cultivate new customer relationships, and assist in preparing responses to Requests for Proposals (RFP) and provide Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for new tenders/bids/opportunities

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • In-depth understanding of fundamentals of electric power systems and renewable energy
  • Direct work experience in transmission planning and development, generation or load interconnection related analyses
  • Minimum 2 + years of working experience at Utility, ISO/RTO, Consulting environment
  • Minimum 2 + years of hands-on experiences with power-system tools such as PSS/E
  • Knowledge of North American ISO/RTO grid interconnection and corresponding planning practices, system impact studies, NERC standards such as TPL/MOD/CIP
  • Working knowledge of automation scripts such as Python
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal (written & verbal) skills, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is Preferred

  • Active PE License
  • Graduate level degree with emphasis on Electric Power Systems
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience with one or more power system analysis software packages including TSAT, TARA, ASPEN, PSLF
  • Knowledge of ERCOT Electricity Market planning & interconnection practices
  • Knowledge of Northeast Electricity Markets (such as PJM, NYISO, ISONE) planning & interconnection practices

What We Offer  

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days) 
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits 
  • Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA 
  • Special programs – Employee Assistance Program, ID theft protection, and accident and critical illness options for you and your family 
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Consumer discounts and rewards 
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities 
  • Advancement opportunities 

**Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**


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As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and New York City Salary Transparency Law, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado or New York City. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado and New York City, NY only, the range of starting pay for this role is $80,000 - $120,000

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 

We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.


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