Senior Engineer - Innovation

Senior Engineer - Innovation

EirGrid

Belfast, United Kingdom

Main Responsibilities

  • Define, develop and implement a number of power system operational projects;
  • Projects may include the following:
    • Power system studies and analysis;
    • Power system operational tool development and implementation;
    • Power system operational policy, procedure, protocol development and implementation.
  • Preparation of written technical and progress reports for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations to internal and external stakeholders;
  • In executing the role, the senior engineer will be required to:
    • Collaborate with and assist the innovation team in achieving its objectives across the programmes of Innovation, DS3 and EU-Syflex;
    • Liaise with programme stakeholders, both internally and externally to gain a full understanding of stakeholder requirement. In delivering stakeholder requirements the role holder must have the capacity to manage expectations and clearly explain rationale and justification for course of action;
    • Assist in the development of system operation policy, procedures and protocols to facilitate programme objectives;
    • Review and update internal system operation policy, procedures and protocols to ensure best practice is followed and maintained;
    • Deliver projects and tasks in line with expected quality and timeframe;
    • Stay up to date with national and international developments to ensure EirGrid Group maintains its position at the cutting edge of system operation and renewable integration;
    • Manage own performance through skills development, delivering on targets and seeking opportunities to learn and develop;
    • Demonstrate technical and personal leadership in field of expertise;
    • Continuously look to improve how we work and to be more effective in executing our role within the EirGrid Group;
    • Be capable of translating technical subject matter for non-technical audiences.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years’ experience;
  • Good technical skills and knowledge of electrical power systems;
  • Experience of carrying out power system analysis, studies and/or working with power system analysis tools;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner as part of a team;
  • Possess excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities;
  • The ability to make decisions and recommendations in a changing and dynamic environment;
  • Ability to lead and take responsibility for small/medium projects;
  • A dynamic and flexible work ethic.

Desirable:

  • Good technical knowledge of electrical power systems;
  • Power system study and analysis experience including:
    • Steady state load flow, voltage and short circuit analysis;
    • Transient and dynamic voltage and frequency stability;
    • Electromagnetic transients analysis;
    • Power system economic analysis (dispatch, losses and lifetime cost analysis).
  • Experience of working with tools such as:
    • PSS/E, Matlab, Power Factory, Plexos, Alternative Transient Program (ATP), Powertech DSA (TSAT and VSAT).
  • Appreciation of energy policy objectives and legislation at a National and Europe level;
  • Knowledge of national and European energy policy, market design and regulation driving the evolution of the industry;
  • Appreciation of technology evolution which could bring transformational disruption to the industry;
  • Experience of working within a similar environment.

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