AECOM Senior Power Systems Engineer in Wellington, New Zealand
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our successful nationwide Energy business has a new opportunity for an experienced Senior Power Systems Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch. As part of our high performing, dynamic team, the Senior Power Systems Engineer contributes to the growth and success of the wider ANZ Energy business, specifically the ANZ Power Systems modelling business.
Working within our close-knit team of energy specialists, you will be responsible for the power systems modelling and design of HV transmission, distribution and generation projects throughout Australia, NZ and the world. You will contribute to the design of critical electrical infrastructure in Australasia and the Pacific that will ultimately improve the reliability and quality of supply to these communities.
As a Senior Power Systems Engineer you will be relied on to strengthen our market leadership, building effective relationships with our clients and contribute to the business delivery of our strategic and operational performance objectives. You will also participate in the development and training of leading-edge technical skills and understand how to practically apply them in ways that add value to AECOM and its clients.
Day to day responsibilities include:
Undertaking detailed power system/grid code compliance studies using tools such as PSS/E, PSCAD and Digsilent’s PowerFactory
Undertaking grid connection due diligence including grid prospecting, connection optioneering, risk assessment and capacity/constraints assessment
Supporting and advising clients on the best technical and commercial outcomes for their projects
Delivering concept and detailed design of HV substation systems
Leading and managing design projects
Supporting business process improvement initiatives
Writing technical design reports
Developing connections with colleagues in other NZ, Australian and global offices to develop new business.
The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.
Proven professional experience working for a design consultancy, OEM or utility network
Good understanding of transmission and distribution planning and customer connection processes for regulated and industrial networks.
Experience in detailed grid connection studies using PSS/E-PSCAD and Digsilent’s PowerFactory including PSS/E-PSCAD benchmarking and Model Acceptance Test (MAT).
Proficient in Python Scripting.
Experience in managing designs for renewables connection projects at transmission or distribution level.
Demonstrated understanding of control and protection principles of high voltage substation equipment, transmission lines, generators, transformers, reactive equipment, etc.
Basic understanding of power electronics and control systems related to renewable technologies.
Demonstrated experience in preparing technical design documentation/reports.
Exceptional levels of written and oral communication.
Accredited CPEng or working towards Chartership status would be advantageous.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: ANZ
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: Hybrid