Senior Power System Engineer

Senior Power System Engineer
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Consulting Services
Regular/Permanent, Full-Time
Power Systems
- The primary responsibility of this position is to deliver
assigned power system studies and consulting in the area of
power generation, transmission and distribution. It is a
technical leadership role with requirements for mentoring
junior engineers.
- Interpret clients’ requirements, analyse complex power
system data, evaluate options, deliver power system study
projects including analysis of results, write high quality project
reports, deliver and present the results of analysis with
practical recommendations to Clients.
- Managing engineering process and study procedures &
rules and assuring quality of deliverable to the full satisfaction
of the client and within committed time lines reporting.
- Effectively manage time on projects to achieve both
technical and commercial objectives, schedules and project
timelines defined by the team lead and project managers.
- Resolve complex technical problems independently,
occasionally seeking input from others.
- Ensure and maintain effective communication with clients’
technical teams on the projects and be a technical expert and
reference in discussions with clients and partners.
- Continue developing technical competence and leadership
skills to deliver complex projects.
- Achieve high level of productivity.
- Demonstrate ABB’s values of accountability, integrity,
safety, service, teamwork, innovation.
Core Competencies
- Technical Expertise – Strong Power System knowledge and
Senior Power System Engineer
expertise in studies.
- Emotional Maturity - Understands own strengths and
- Result Orientation - Strives to achieve objectives on time.
- Business Insight - Ensure that the efforts align with business
- Courage to Act - Confidence when challenged based on
knowledge and expertise.
- Business Understanding – Project management principles
and profitability concept.
- Demonstrated Communication Skills.
- Time management and meeting tight scheduled deadlines.
- Initiative to tackle technical challenges with minimum
- Positive and proactive attitude and behaviour.
Network of Interactions
- External to Department: Marketing & Business Development
team, Project management team.
- External to ABB Sinai: Utility and Industrial Clients,
Technical Committees.
- BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering with specialization in
Power Systems; PhD degree in Power Systems is an
- English proficiency and excellent report writing skills.
- 10+ years of experience with at least 5 years in Power
System Studies using power system analysis software.
- Strong knowledge of Power System modelling and analysis,
as well as programming skills.
- Knowledge of Power System planning, design, protection
and control.
- Power System analysis and design.
- Use of the following software for system studies:
- PSCAD, ATP/EMTP, Matlab/Simulink.
- Programming in FORTRAN, PYTHON and VBA will be an
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word,
Excel, PPT).
- Writing complex technical reports.
- Managing engineering projects.
Additional Information
ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse
workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment
Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of
visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application
process. We also offer a stimulating work environment,
competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.
The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes
man and women.
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation
technologies that enable utility and industry customers to
improve performance while lowering environmental impact.
The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100
countries and employs about 150,000 people.
Our ambition.
Your legacy.
Senior Power System Engineer