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Lead Microgrid Planning and Analysis Engineer ( R-00045851-OTHLOC-PL-2D0273 )

Aerospace and Aviation

Lead Engineer



Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Engineering is seeking a Lead Microgrid Planning and Analysis Engineer to join our distribution planning team with our Power Delivery Services division.

Location: Flexible


  • 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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.

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