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Senior Planning Engineer - Future Energy Systems

Horizon Power - Bentley, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Be a part of something amazing for Western AustraliaBeing a part of the Horizon Power team is about building a better future for regional Western Australia. Every day Horizon Power supplies electricity to over 110,000 residents and 10,000 businesses in remote and regional Western Australia. Spanning a service area of 2.3 million square kilometres, we are responsible for the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider.
We are passionate about delivering customer-centric energy solutions that drive regional growth, vibrant communities and ensure our customers, including those in some of the most isolated and remote communities in the world, receive cleaner, safe and reliable power.
About the role
Reporting to the Planning Manager – Future Energy Systems the Senior Planning Engineer will lead and develop long term generation & network (transmission and distribution) plans through an Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) methodology for Horizon Power’s systems that will lead to a cleaner energy future for our customers and the environment.
The key aspects of the role are:

Develop Future Energy System plans and strategies for Horizon Power’s energy systems through an Integrated Resource Planning methodology.
Lead the development of generation and T&D network long term plans and solutions in each system, identifying opportunities for centralised & distributed renewables, energy storage, customer DER and other initiatives enabling the transition to a low carbon future.
Lead and undertake system studies to understand capacity, reliability and power quality constraints, particularly with increasing integration of renewables, energy storage and new technology / innovations.
Lead the development and continuous improvement of modelling, processes and guidelines within the Future Energy Systems team.
Provide leading technical direction to the business on generation and network planning aspects.
Conduct financial analysis of feasible options including techno economic risk based generation modelling.
Provide input to business cases and submissions to management and the Board for project approval.
Develop trusted and valued relationships with the Regions, and internal and external stakeholders to achieve robust long term planning outcomes.
Work across the organisation to deliver an optimised capital plan and long term planning vision for each system aligned to the Regional Asset Management Plans, Generation and Corporate strategies.
Provide technical support within the Future Energy Systems team and support the development of junior and graduate engineers.

About youHorizon Power is committed to improving diversity and creating better opportunities. We also recognise the valuable connections and perspectives Aboriginal people bring to the work we do and the regions we service. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who bring talent and passion are strongly encouraged to join us.
In addition to sharing our passion, to be successful in this role you will have:

Relevant Engineering Degree Qualification;
Eligibility for corporate membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia;
Strong knowledge of generation, transmission and distribution systems and assets;
Sound knowledge of energy systems planning principles and financial evaluation techniques;
Minimum 7 years relevant industry experience covering:

Energy systems (generation, transmission and distribution) planning, design, operation and maintenance;
Generation dispatch modelling (experience with HOMER, MATLAB dispatch tools etc. is highly desirable);
Power system analysis using DigSILENT PowerFactory or equivalent software packages, particularly for dynamic modelling (highly desirable);
Renewable energy and energy storage technologies;
Project management techniques;
Experience working within a regulatory environment is desirable;

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;

Additional informationWhen you join Horizon Power, you become a part of a diverse and talented team; a group of people who drive innovation, embrace collaboration, and celebrate regional Western Australia.
Apply now via the button below. Applications close 6pm on Friday 19th March 2021.
We reserve the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date