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Power System Engineer - System Planning

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) - Melbourne, VIC

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Power System Engineer - System Planning
Department : System Design and Enigneering 
Division : System Planning

Section: Integrated System Planning 

Reference number : 9022

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate power-systems engineer who is motivated by the opportunity to plan and shape the future energy infrastructure of Australia. Looking for new challenge in 2021, then this might interest you!

This role will support the delivery of a variety of AEMO’s headline power system planning assessments, including but not limited to: 

  • The Integrated System Plan – setting a 20-year blueprint guiding the future development of the east coast’s power system. 
  • The annual System Strength and Inertia assessments – deciding when and how to declare shortfalls in these crucial system security services across the National Electricity Market. 
  • The Network Support and Control Ancillary Services review – considering any near-term need for new services to ensure power system reliability and security.

This is a full-time permanent role and will report to the Manager of the Integrated System Planning team or the Manager of the Network Planning team. Successful applicants can be based out of any of our offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Norwest with flexibility to work from home.

Key accountabilities:

  • Plan the future infrastructure across the NEM including the infrastructure needed to deliver a secure and reliable power system with large quantities of renewable and distributed energy resources.
  • Assess future requirements for power system security, including system strength, frequency control, and other essential power system needs.
  • Undertake simulation and analysis of the electricity transmission network using specialised computer simulation tools and use these to identify network capability and emerging limitations.
  • Interpret and justify simulation outcomes, draw conclusions, and provide robust recommendations on network adequacy and investment options.
  • Prepare clear, concise and high quality written and verbal communication; including reports, stakeholder presentations, information packs, briefing papers, and contributions to key planning documents (such as the Integrated System Plan).

Required skills and experience: 

  • Tertiary qualification in electrical engineering preferably with a power system focus.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in power system analysis at the transmission level
  • Accreditation as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) or Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in electricity transmission network analysis and the interpretation of analysis performed by others.
  • Experience or research in electrical power systems dynamics, stability concepts, and assessment techniques.
  • Experience in using power systems analysis tools including the ability to use computer simulation tools for at least load flow and fault level calculation.
  • Ability to prepare high quality reports suitable for management or publication.
  • Strong customer facing skills with an ability to communicate and negotiate in an effective manner.
  • Proficient in a range of general computer packages (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, and some programming) to enhance the quality and quantity of work.

About the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO):

AEMO delivers secure, reliable energy to millions of Australians every day. Our work touches virtually all aspects of Australia’s industrial, business and domestic life. We ensure energy produced by electricity generators and gas suppliers reaches consumers nationwide. 

We operate the national electricity grid and manage gas markets in all states except Northern Territory. We also operate Victoria’s gas system. 

AEMO provides expert guidance to government and the energy sector to inform policy, investment decisions and infrastructure management. We play a crucial role in shaping Australia’s energy future.

Your career with AEMO

AEMO has some of Australia’s finest energy sector talent in its midst. Our work is intellectually challenging, and our people gain enormous satisfaction from solving the complex problems constantly facing them. 

The continuing interplay of shifts in energy generation, reliability, affordability, and a low emissions future will ensure we at AEMO continue to be challenged and driven for many years to come.

So, make your next career move one that really matters! 

Some of our employment benefits:

Here are some of the attractive employment benefits we offer:

  • Professional development via projects, assignments, industry networks and job rotation
  • Flexible working: work from home, part time and job share
  • Discount health insurance, gym membership and other concessions
  • Free salary continuance insurance and annual performance bonuses *

* Subject to eligibility

Apply now to join us and take your place in a leading organisation working to shape the future of the energy sector in Australia!

Click ‘apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter as soon as possible or latest byclose of business Monday 15 February 2021.

No agency applications will be accepted at this time.

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