Lead Microgrid Planning and Analysis Engineer ( R-00045851-OTHLOC-PL-2D1289 )
Leidos Engineering is seeking a Lead Microgrid Planning and Analysis Engineer to join our distribution planning team with our Power Delivery Services division.
Execution of studies in Microgrid planning and design to include both economic and technical evaluations.
Evaluation of distributed energy resource (DER) interconnections and protection coordination studies.
Conduct various studies for investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, electric system cooperatives, and independent Microgrid developers.
Work closely with clients as both the technical leader in the Microgrid domain as well as conduct all business development activities. This role has significant growth potential.
Requires Bachelor's in Electrical or Electronics Engineering and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience, or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.
Must have experience in performing economic feasibility and cost-benefit analysis of Microgrid projects by creating technical and economic models of Microgrid and distributed energy systems that optimize for various objectives.
Must have experience functioning in a technical lead role in the evaluation of a Microgrid (load flows, protection coordination, grounding, stability, and electromagnetic transient studies) and reviewing client deliverables.
Experience with Microgrid design is required (specifying medium and high voltage electrical systems and equipment, Microgrid controllers, generation and battery system controllers, and switchgear).
Experience with Microgrid-related applications such as: droop, Blackstart, islanding and synchronization of DER.
Experience with Microgrid analysis and design tools such as DER-CAM, HOMER, DIG-SILENT, MATLAB/Simulink, PSCAD, EMTP-RV.
Experience with a distribution system load flow software package (DNV GL’s Synergi, Milsoft’s WindMil, or Cyme’s Cymdist).
Must have client management experience.
Contribute to technical writing of project proposals and responses to industry RFIs and RFPs
Work closely with business development manager(s) on the assessment of new opportunities and contribute to the business development.
Must possess strong written, interpersonal and presentation communication skills.
Must be a team player.
Experience with the planning and design of electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Experience with ETAP, EasyPower, Siemens PTI’s PSS/E, GE Concordia’s PSLF, ASPEN OneLiner, and Electrocon’s CAPE, is a plus.
Experience with advanced distribution planning including Electric Vehicles and non-wires alternatives.
Demonstrated understanding of current engineering principles associated with analysis of power systems, electrical interconnection, solar, wind, battery energy storage systems, Microgrid controls, and data monitoring/reporting systems, and ability to evaluate electrical drawings and specifications.
Familiarity with standards such as (IEEE 1547, IEEE P2030.7 and P2030.8, CA Rule 21, HI Rule 14, and communication (SunSpec, DNP3, 2030.5))
Able to work collaboratively with many different people with diverse backgrounds and geographic locations.
Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms.