• Senior Engineer – Power System Planning

    Location US-CA-Oakland | US-TX-Dallas
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL – Energy’s Power System Planning (PSP) Group is seeking a Senior Engineer – Power System Planning. The focus of this group is to provide creative, cost effective and practical solutions to stakeholders in the power generation, transmission and distribution systems including ISOs/RTOs, power utilities, developers, asset owners and operators as well as investors. This position is based out of our Oakland, CA office.


    Tasks May Include


    • Lead the generation, interconnection and distribution consulting practice in CAISO region by participating in various working groups & conferences; respond to request for proposals 
    • Provide innovative solutions combined with distributed energy resources (DERs), storage technologies, electric vehicles and microgrid applications
    • Perform generation interconnection and renewable integration studies on large-scale networks for various RTO/ISO regions based on the regional reliability standards
    • Perform power system studies including power flow, short circuit, protection coordination, Arc flash, harmonics, and grounding etc.
    • Develop detailed electrical system models and one-line diagrams utilizing client specific software such as ETAP, CYME, Synergi, PSS®E, PSLF, PowerWorld or similar
    • Write clear and concise reports; and present study results to clients
    • Assist team in writing proposals and business development activities
    • Develop and modify automation scripts in python, VB/ excel macro or similar
    • Travel to customer’s site to collect data, take measurements, label equipment, or discuss report conclusions and recommendations, as required

    Position Qualifications



    • Bachelor degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or smiliar with emphasis on Electric Power Systems
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in transmission and distribution system analyses with specific focus in generation interconnection studies and transmission/distribution reliability studies
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in analyzing the impacts of DERs on distribution systems
    • Experience in modeling and analysis of renewable generation technologies including but not limited to utility-scale wind, solar, batter storage projects
    • Strong background in electric power systems, knowledge of RTO/ISO markets, Power System planning practices and Regulatory Compliance Requirements
    • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills 
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

    Preferred Skills (Not Required)


    • Familiarity with new technologies such as Microgrids, Electric Vehicles etc
    • Participation in IEEE working groups related to transmission and distribution system aspects
    • Hands-on experience in using commercial software including but not limited to PSS/E, PSLF, ETAP, CYME, ASPEN, Power World etc.


    Opportunities Beyond Business


    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

    Local employment conditions apply.


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification and supply chain services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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