Principal Engineer

Republic of Ireland, Dublin
€70000 - €75000 per annum
08 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
JN -112021-217825
Niall Ramsbottom
Contract Type
Full Time
Adecco are currently looking for a talented and motivated Principal Engineer (Power System Planning Specialist) who is interested in joining a leading company in the renewable energy sector and top electric power provider based in Dublin and across the Republic of Ireland.

This is a permanent full-time position with the company that offers an interesting remuneration and benefits package.

This role will involve undertaking and leading complex and detailed technical investigations of the electricity power systems to identify and communicate system needs, and to validate technological options for future transmission network requirements.
The ideal candidate will not only have extensive knowledge of the power system, transmission network performance and development analysis, but will need to be able to mentor and coach junior members of the team.
*Perform the full range of technical analysis necessary for the identification of transmission network needs and the identification of optimum solutions. Such technical analysis includes: load flow; stability assessment (dynamic, transient, frequency); fault level; harmonic and electromagnetic transient (EMT).
*Organise and arrange the studies that are to be undertaken. This includes the development and co-ordination of work programmes and directing the activities of supporting team members and external consultants.
*Develop and maintain the network and component models required for such analysis.
*Develop new modelling tools; coding and algorithms to automate or simplify the network analysis.
*Interact and communicate internally and with a spectrum of external stakeholders.
*Be capable of supporting company representatives at oral planning hearings, and at company, public and international events, etc.
*Lead cross-functional teams in the development of technical network reinforcement alternatives.
*Actively participate in and support the activities of cross-functional teams responsible for the delivery of network reinforcement projects
Required Skills and Experience
*Expert in all forms of transmission network performance and development analysis;
*Proven track history of adopting new modelling techniques and component models for application of new technology
*Ability to coach and mentor teams in system development analysis and investment decision making
*Proven track record of maintaining deadlines, in dynamic environment;
*Exemplary analysis and problem-solving skills
*Excellent communication and presentation skills
*Strong understanding of the requirements of stakeholders and industry for the transmission system and associated developments
*Third level qualification or equivalent in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems;
*8-10 years post qualification experience;
*Previous relevant experience and demonstrated technical proficiency;
*Good working knowledge and application of key industry standards
*Use of PSSE (or similar) software for load flow, dynamic/transient stability, and fault level analysis;
*Excellent verbal and written communications;
*Excellent interpersonal skills.

Adecco Ireland is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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