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Grid Controls Planning Engineer

Powerlink - Virginia, QLD

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Job Summary

Are you able to model and analyse the performance of the transmission system identifying limitations and possible solutions and assess the performance of new generator plant connections, including the tuning of plant control systems?

  • Be part of a team of technical experts optimising power system performance and renewable energy connections
  • Support the delivery of reliable, sustainable and cost effective electricity to all of Queensland
  • Ensure that our network technical requirements, performance and quality of supply standards are met as set out by the National Electricity Rules
About the role

In this role you will collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams in providing technical and analytical capability to projects/investigations to:
  • Model and simulate power system behaviour using steady state, dynamic and transient stability, harmonic, unbalance and electromagnetic transient methodologies
  • Understand network capability and performance of plant and propose solutions based on this analysis that ensures that supply meets the required reliability and power quality standards and network stability requirements at lowest long-term costs to consumers
  • Investigate the integration of renewable energy and impact on network performance and power system security.
  • Assess new and modified generating systems for compliance with NER performance standards and modelling requirements
  • Determine control systems settings for dynamic transmission plant, including commissioning, compliance assessment and model validation
  • Develop, validate and maintain analysis methodology and tools, models for dynamic plant and generating systems
You will support the team of technical experts in an energy market transformation, expanding business capabilities needed to integrate new energy solutions and ways of working, to build a dynamic and reliable future electricity network.

You will enter an environment that is highly complex, and while this will present challenges, you will also have many opportunities to learn, develop and apply new skills within our supportive and collaborative team.

About you

You are a collaborative technical expert, with capabilities and experience in achieving a balance between technical and commercial, customer outcomes.

You will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in:
  • power system plant characteristics and the ability to model power system plant and power system behaviour
  • techniques to assess plant and power system performance
  • work within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects, monitoring progress and achieve required outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • report analytical results and recommendations for action to internal and external clients
  • the National Electricity Rules (NER) with respect to the system standards and generator performance standards (GPS)
  • Relevant degree qualifications in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
What next?

If you see yourself in this opportunity, then we want to hear from you. Please click apply and follow the prompts, submitting your resume and a cover letter highlighting how you will apply your expertise to support a team of technical experts in the optimisation of our HV network. A Criminal History Checkl be required as part of our recruitment process.

Applications close at Midnight Sunday, 21 February 2021.

Please contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@powerlink.com.au if you have any questions about the opportunity.

About Powerlink

Powerlink and its predecessor companies have been helping to keep the lights on in Queensland for more than 50 years – powering the State’s economy and enriching lifestyles. Our people strategy is focused on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.

At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women. We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.