Principal / Executive Consultant position in Advanced Technology Integration

Position Type: 
Markham, Ontario – Canada (Alternative location is San Clemente office - California, or Raleigh office – North Carolina)
Job Description: 

: The primary focus of a successful candidate in this position will be to investigate utility applications of power electronic-based technologies for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Power Conditioning Systems. The position will provide the opportunity to the successful candidate to work directly with leading North American utilities and third-parties in supporting the evolution of the power system toward greater decentralization, through evaluating, specifying, testing and supporting integration of innovative technologies. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of distribution and transmission apparatus (line and substation equipment) to apply power system engineering, design and modeling skills for evaluating facility interconnections, plant and system controls and protections in the context of microgrids, and energy storage applications.  The successful candidate should demonstrate strong technical skills and proficiency in applying industry best practices and major standards.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform transient and dynamic analysis of power system phenomena involving power electronics for applications in renewable energy, microgrids and energy storage systems;
  • Design, or perform detailed investigation and studies of protection systems for renewable energy, energy storage system and microgrids;
  • Conduct tests in a laboratory environment on emerging technologies, and analyze results to provide recommendations on design adjustment or performance enhancement solutions;
  • Read electrical drawings and develop test setups, involving assembly, wiring, and settings and configuration of digital devices such as protective relays and automation controllers;
  • Prepare project reports and description of work;
  • Prepare project proposals, Scope of Work, and request for quotation documents.

Job Qualifications & Skills:

The key requirements for the job are:  

  • Master’s degree or higher education in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institute;
  • Minimum 8 years of industrial experience outside of academia (i.e., excluding any time associated with post-graduation or graduate research or teaching positions); 
  • Industrial experience of using power system software tools such as PSCAD/EMTDC, EMTP-RV, RSCAD, OPAL-RT, CYMDIST, SYNERGI, and ASPEN or CAPE for modeling and analyzing grid impact;
  • Traceable track record of experience and completed projects in design, study and analysis of protective relays and power apparatus;
  • Knowledge of power system phenomena and typical events associated with faults and contingency in distribution and transmission systems;
  • Familiarity with industrial standards associated with distribution systems, renewable energy systems, power conversion systems, etc.;
  • Good communication skills and comprehensive technical writing skills;
  • Good ethical and professional business manner in work and in interaction with colleagues and customers.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for a professional office environment. Work requires overnight local, regional and national and international travel; once or twice per month to job sites for project work with customers.