Engineer III – Resource Planning

Quanta Technology is an independent technology, consulting, and testing company providing business and technical expertise, along with advanced methodologies and processes, to utilities and others in the power and energy industries. Our mission is to provide unparalleled value to our clients in every engagement across the value chain by using advanced software and hardware, laboratories, and custom tools for a holistic approach to practical service and the most insightful thought leadership in the industry.

At Quanta Technology, our people define us. We value a company culture based on core values of diversity, teamwork, respect, accountability, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Not only will you get the chance to work alongside industry thought leaders, but the opportunity to become a thought leader yourself. We’re focused on creating an environment committed to employee growth. That is achieved by ensuring a quality workspace, allowing flexible schedules, and through our training & mentoring programs. Quanta Technology is committed to an equal-opportunity workplace.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Transmission & Regulatory group is looking for a junior-level power system engineer to join its dynamic consulting team across North America – US and Canada. The candidate will work with senior-level engineers to collectively work and meet project objectives. The role requires performing power network modeling and analyses based on knowledge and expertise in power generation and transmission principles. The engineer is expected to contribute towards the successful completion of a range of consulting projects focused on power system planning studies involving Power System Economics, Market Analysis, Market Intelligence, Steady-State, Short Circuit and Dynamic Stability, Generator and Renewables Interconnections.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform power system engineering and power system economic studies.
  • Conduct power system market analysis and information gathering work.
  • Perform steady-state, transient stability, and fast transient model development, analysis, results verification, and reporting.
  • Participate in resource planning studies, load, and generation interconnection studies.
  • Support and excel in continuous personal improvement and team management efforts.
  • Perform complex research.
  • Participate in business development activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or another related field:
    • Bachelors with 4+ years of experience
    • Masters with 2+ years of experience
    • Doctorate with 1+ years of experience
  • Experience conducting technical studies including resource planning, grid resilience, transmission planning, and generation interconnection with ISO, Utilities, or consulting firms.
  • Proven track record of technical excellence including published reports or papers.

SKILLS & SOFTWARE

  • Familiarity with power system models and tools such as PLEXOS, GridView, PROMOD, Aurora, PSS/E, PSLF, PowerWorld, TARA, Aspen, PSCAD, and/or MATLAB
  • RTO/ISO market pricing structures and processes
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent communication, presentation, reporting, teamwork, and facilitation skills
  • Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with clients at engineering and management levels.
  • Ability and interest to learn new skills on the job.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in a professional consulting or electric utility environment
  • 4 years of conducting technical studies including resource planning, transmission planning, and generation interconnection with ISO, Utilities, or consulting firms.
  • Experience and proficiency in regulatory requirements and compliance methodologies for NERC standards including TPL, MOD, and CIP.

SKILLS & SOFTWARE

  • Expertise with PLEXOS, GridView, PROMOD, Aurora, PSS/E, PSLF, PowerWorld, TARA, Aspen, PSCAD, and/or MATLAB
  • Expertise in Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

LOCATION

This is a remote position for individuals located in California. Quanta Technology has offices in Raleigh, NC, Markham, ON, Lombard, IL, Concord, CA, and San Clemente, CA. We offer hybrid employment that supports a blend of in-office and remote work.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for a professional office environment. Work may require overnight national and international travel.

COMPENSATION

$104,700/yr – $128,300/yr

Bonus eligible

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  The employee may be asked to perform other job-related duties as required.

At Quanta Technology, we offer a challenging and rewarding work environment where our employees are encouraged to grow and develop their skills. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team and possess the required qualifications and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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