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Planning Engineer

Company: Preston-Hunter, Inc.
Location: Taylor
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary Performs engineering studies including power flow, voltage security, andor dynamic stability analysis. Runs appropriate scenarios and input variations to result in robust results, analyzes study accuracy and assigns confidence metrics, helps formulate conclusions and recommendations, prepares reports and presentations. Develops and documents operating plans, procedures and limits that allow the reliable and efficient operation of the system. Performs andor reviews performance of resource qualification testing and performance evaluation. Analyzes system control performance and provides tuning and other modifications to maintain reliable operations, including analysis for development of ancillary service requirements and quantities. Assists in the preparation of operations reports for management, NERC, ERCOT, and other entities. Gathers and analyzes information on operating conditions and events, helps formulate conclusions and improvement recommendations and assists in preparing reports. Supports development and performance of advanced applications for operations, including State Estimator, Voltage Security Analysis, Load and renewables Forecast, Contingency Analysis, Power Flow, and Transient Stability Analysis. Develops and deploys situational awareness and system monitoring applications and tools for operations, management, and external entities. Assists market participants to update power system dynamic models. Education Required Bachelorrsquos degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, ora combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with knowledge equivalent to a major in such fields. Required Skills Minimum 3 years (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible experience as a power system engineer or similar type role. Understanding of power system dynamic models Familiar with PSSE dynamic stability analysis and Python programming Preferred Work Experience Experience performing dynamic stability analyses using power system simulation models (PSSE, TSAT, Powerworld). Experience evaluating and updating power system dynamic models Experience assisting in the development of improvements to transmission planning processes. Experience with transmission analysis projects Preston-Hunter, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind Preston-Hunter, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Preston-Hunter, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, qualified disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity andor expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. Preston-Hunter, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. In the event I feel I have been harassed or discriminated against I agree to immediately report the issue to Preston-Hunter, Inc. Human Resources. Preston-Hunter, Inc. encourages applicants of all ages, excepting for minors. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document, I-9 Form, upon hire. Preston-Hunter, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Preston-Hunter, Inc. is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before Preston-Hunter, Inc. can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Preston-Hunter, Inc. can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. At this time, Preston-Hunter, Inc. does not sponsor work Visarsquos, and all candidates must be eligible to be a W-2 employee working through Preston-Hunter, Inc. All offers of employment, if any, are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of the individualrsquos right to work in the United States, as required by law.

Keywords: Preston-Hunter, Inc., Austin , Planning Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Taylor, Texas

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