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Senior Power System Study Engineer at DNV

Senior Power System Study Engineer

DNV Toronto, Ontario Full Time

Local Unit & Position Description

Are you a leader passionate about decarbonization of the grid? Are you excited to enable grid to reliably accommodate renewable energy such as offshore wind, non-wire alternatives and storage? You could support us by managing projects helping our customers achieving these goals.

DNV- Energy Systems is looking for a Senior Power System Study Engineer to join the team .As a Senior Power System Engineer, you will contribute to a wide range of projects spanning from small to complex related to integration of onshore and offshore renewable energy, non-wire alternatives, and energy storage systems to the electrical grid. In addition to providing technical expertise, a successful candidate must demonstrate excellent project management skills. This candidate should take great pride in delivering top service to our customers.

This position will be located out of our Toronto,CA ,  Montreal, CA , or can be remote from anywhere in Canada

Tasks May Include

  • Execute power system transient and sub-transient analyses for medium and large power system networks as part of grid expansion analyses, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance requirements and/or ISOs' interconnection or transmission planning guidelines.
  • Review and modify PSS/E dynamic models associated with power grids including developing and/or modifying the dynamic contingency definitions per applicable planning criteria and model inputs around supply, demand and grid topology
  • Develop, validate and benchmark customized, or generic PSS/E dynamic models associated with power system components including any emerging technologies
  • Review and modify PSCAD/EMTDC models associated with power grids including developing and/or modifying the models associated with various components including inverter-based units, FACTs as well as various control techniques
  • Propose and evaluate grid solutions to enhance the grid reliability and market efficiencyDevelop or modify automation scripts to enhance the efficiency, speed and accuracy of technical simulations
  • Produce and/or review quality technical reports and presentations for both internal and external audience
  • Review of design packages, technology vendors' specifications and interconnection application filings to extract necessary information to conduct and/or review technical analyses.
  • Review and perform quality checks on the study results and reports as produced by other team members
  • Assist with the team's research goals 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
  • Adhere to department's project quality and timeliness procedures
  • Actively attend ISO/RTO market stakeholder meetings and stay up-to-date with ISO/RTO market changes in terms of market developments and policy changes
  • Take responsibility for the timely completion of projects assigned while meeting all project quality and budget objectives.
  • Interact with Clients to seek input and address their needs and concerns with respect to the project(s) under study.
  • Assist in preparing responses to Statement of Qualifications (SOQ's), Request for Proposals (RFP's) for new tenders/bids/opportunities

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Power System Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience as a transmission planner and/or operator in an electric utility, ISO/RTO or consulting setting.
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience in performing large-scale Power System dynamics and transient stability simulations using Siemens PSS/E software OR at least 2 years of hands-on experience in performing large-scale Power System sub transient/EMT simulations using PSCAD software
  • Strong understanding of various concepts related to power grid transient and sub-transient response, dynamics of power grid components and power system control
  • Strong understanding of various dynamic contingency definitions as per regional and national criteria and standards.
  • Strong understanding of various standards and industry practices associated with transmission planning
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PPT)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work in a high-paced team environment
  • Willingness to work in a multi-task environment
  • We conduct a pre-employment background check 

Preferred Skills 

  • Graduate level degree with emphasis on Electric Power Systems
  • Hands-on experience with power system analysis software packages such as PSLF, PowerWorld, ASPEN and PSCAD/EMTDC


Opportunities Beyond Business

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see:

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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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