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Senior Power Systems Engineer
Gaithersburg, MD

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Senior Power Systems Engineer
Our client is a leading engineering firm in the Mid-Atlantic for Power System Studies. They are a talented engineering team with a focus on customer care and provide solutions to customers within the electrical industry to build or renovate facilities across the nation. Due to the company’s growth, they are seeking to hire a Senior Power Systems Engineer.

The Senior Power Systems Engineer will work directly with the customer to prepare short circuit, coordination, and arc flash studies in a fast-paced, highly visible environment. He/she will plan and execute multiple projects at the same time while continuing to be a point of contact and subject matter expert on all active projects. The person will manage portions of the engineering team and work in conjunction with business partners to develop, produce, and deliver on technical and business goals.  They will also have the opportunity to work with the business team to devise ways to continue to scale the organization for further growth.

●    Perform short-circuit studies on the electrical distribution system in order to determine the available fault current at pertinent locations in low voltage and medium voltage distribution systems
●    Manage and direct the work of electrical engineers reporting to you
●    Evaluate the short-circuit ratings of protective devices and other distribution equipment
●    Review the existing system over current protection and coordination and recommend improvement to optimize coordination and protection of distribution equipment
●    Develop time-current coordination plots to derive coordinated settings for new and existing protective devices
●    Perform an arc flash hazard analysis per NFPA 70E on the electrical distribution system
●    Interpret specifications, customer drawings, and technical proposals to provide pricing for customers
●    Communicate with clients on a daily basis for ongoing projects and proactively anticipate future project/client needs
●    Train junior level engineering team on technical work

●    5+ years demonstrated work experience in power systems engineering (load flow, short circuit, coordination, and arc flash studies)
●    Independently produce high quality, technical work
●    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
●    Self-starter / Independent learner
●    Self-manage projects with tight deadlines
●    Effective communication – engaging with the customer and translating technical needs into actionable items
●    Proven ability to rapidly address customer questions/concerns
●    Good judgment, discipline, dependability, and responsibility
●    Excellent verbal and writing skills to communicate effectively with clients, field engineers, peers, and management
●    Professional Engineer License preferred or the ability to work towards a PE License over time
●    BSEE from an ABET accredited university is required
●    Expertise in using SKM Systems Analysis packages

This position offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, 401K, bonus and vacation.  It is a full-time position that can be located Gaithersburg, MD (DC Metro area) or Pittsburgh, PA (Metro area) or possibly be worked remotely.

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