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Power System Engineer


This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted August 1, 2022.

Local Unit & Position Description Are you passionate about enabling a reliable and carbon-neutral power grid?

DNV Energy Systems is looking for a Power System Study Engineer to join our team and contribute to the planning and integration of onshore and offshore renewable energy, non-wire alternatives, and energy storage systems to the electrical grid.

You will have the opportunity to use your deep technical expertise and project management skills to deliver top service to our customers.

This position will be located in our Toronto, CA or Montreal, CA offices What You’ll Do Execute power system transient and sub-transient analyses for medium and large power system networks as part of grid expansion analyses, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance requirements and/or ISOs’ interconnection or transmission planning guidelines.

Review and modify PSS/E dynamic models associated with power grids including developing and/or modifying the dynamic contingency definitions per applicable planning criteria and model inputs around supply, demand and grid topology Develop, validate and benchmark customized, or generic PSS/E dynamic models associated with power system components including any emerging technologies Review and modify PSCAD/EMTDC models associated with power grids including developing and/or modifying the models associated with various components including inverter-based units, FACTs as well as various control techniques Propose and evaluate grid solutions to enhance the grid reliability and market efficiencyDevelop or modify automation scripts to enhance the efficiency, speed and accuracy of technical simulations Assist with the team’s research goals in terms of development of new techniques and/or analytical tools to further the team’s performance in terms of efficiency and/or capability improvements Actively attend ISO/RTO market stakeholder meetings and stay up-to-date with ISO/RTO market changes in terms of market developments and policy changes Position Qualifications What is Required Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Power System Engineering Experience in performing Power System dynamics and transient stability simulations using Siemens PSS/E software, or experience in performing Power System sub transient/EMT simulations using PSCAD software Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.

Strong time management skills Ability to work in a high-paced team environment Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PPT) We conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings What is Preferred Graduate level degree with emphasis on Electric Power Systems Experience with power system analysis software packages such as PSLF, PowerWorld, ASPEN and PSCAD/EMTDC How We Do It We Care, We Dare, We Share DNV is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Read more here: Diversity at DNV Meet our Employees About DNV Careers in DNV DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment department (

Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

What We Offer Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days) Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA Special programs – Employee Assistance Program, ID theft protection, and accident and critical illness options for you and your family Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits Tuition assistance Consumer discounts and rewards Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities Advancement opportunities Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election Company & Business Area Description DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries.

Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.

We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services.

As the world’s leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion.

Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity