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Sr. Systems Planning/Systems Studies Engineer

R-045044
  1. Albany
  1. Clean power

Sr. Systems Planning/Systems Studies Engineer

SNC-Lavalin has an exciting full-time career opportunity for a Senior System Planning Engineer / System Studies Engineer to build a career in the area of Power Systems applicant must be available to travel to Montreal, Canada for the first 3-6 months, as part of team integration phase.

The candidate will work in a fast-paced international consulting environment with excellent career growth opportunities. The main tasks will include interconnection studies, injection studies, load flow studies, dynamic and transient studies, feasibility studies, and power system modelling and analysis, using software such as PSS®E, PSCAD, etc.

Working out of SNC- Lavalin office in the North East Region, and with members of SNC-Lavalin Inc. and providing engineering, procurement and working in collaboration with the system studies experts located in our Montreal and Toronto offices to prepare deliverables in the following fields.

What will be your contribution?

  • Power system studies, as described above.
  • Python scripting for system study automation.
  • Data collection, model development, simulations, analysis, and reporting.
  • Transient studies including Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV), insulation coordination and harmonics.
  • Feasibility and Techno-economic studies (lines, substation, generation, etc.).
  • HVDC, FACTS and renewable energy (wind, solar) system design and studies, including dynamic simulations, parameter setting and preparation of specifications.

What we are looking for?       

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, from a recognized institution (Master’s or PhD degree in power systems preferred).
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, particularly in modeling and simulations of power systems, and writing reports;
  • Exceptional academic, extracurricular and professional record;
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical capabilities with a focus achieving results;
  • Team player with great interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Client focused, highly autonomous, and ability to work under pressure;
  • Comprehensive understanding of high-voltage electric networks fundamentals;
  • Fluency in English language, both spoken and written;
  • Availability for local/international short-term assignments;
  • Proficiency in the following software tools (an asset): PSS®E, PSCAD, Python Scripting, PROMOD, PLEXOS, PSLF, EMTP-RV, DigSilent.

Optional /non-essential:

  • Power market studies, using software such as PROMOD, PLEXOS, etc.
  • Design studies (such as grounding, lightning, EMF/EMI, audible noise, cable sizing, etc.).
  • Site visits to measure audible noise, ground resistance, harmonics and electromagnetic fields data (for regional projects).

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.). Or

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits
  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes
  • Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project Management Company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. http://www.snclavalin.com.

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