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Technical Lead, Power System Studies



Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Technical Lead, Power System Studies - ( 240002CT )


Join a team that does more than generate and deliver electricity through its work; join a team that powers growth and advances communities. Seeing beyond the project at hand, you’ll work with us to advance the industry and build your career. We operate with the strength of a $3B company and have the agility of a specialized power group, and work on some of the most challenging and cutting-edge projects around the world. Whether helping to define microgrids, pushing the boundaries on clean energy or grid modernization, you’ll find yourself working with leaders in transmission & distribution, thermal generation, and renewable energy in one of the world’s top 10 design firms, broadening your skills and developing your career.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Power System Studies Center of Excellence is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to be a Technical Lead in Electromagnetic Transient Power System Studies (EMT). The Technical Lead will oversee a team of engineers in the execution of EMT studies for various power systems including generation, transmission, and distribution levels, and with different types of generation including renewables and energy storage. The execution of EMT studies will also have an emphasis on the simulation and analysis of HVDC and other power electronic and inverter-based resource (IBR) systems. Besides managing and overseeing a strong technical team in the day-to-day delivery of studies, this position is also responsible for leading business development, client relations and technical proposal preparation in the area of EMT and other power system studies. The Technical Lead also plays a key role in helping set the strategic direction for the power system studies team by keeping up to date with current and emerging industry trends and directions in HVDC and IBR control and protection design and simulation including the participation in various IEEE and CIGRE working groups.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Projects for Clients

    • Provide direct project leadership on EMT power system studies projects. The work includes carrying out and providing guidance to the studies team on the following: developing study methodologies, preparing models and project study cases, analyzing simulation results, identifying system issues and possible mitigation strategies as well as preparing and reviewing study reports.
    • Meeting with clients to report on project progress, interim and final study results.
    • Provide technical support to projects in the areas of AC and DC transmission system design and operation.
    • Responsible for ensuring that high quality project deliverables are prepared in a timely manner, to meet project schedules and budgets.
    • Assigning resources to projects to provide high quality on time delivery of results.
  • Business Development/Client Relations

    • Participate in corporate marketing and business development activities related to power system studies with an emphasis on EMT analysis.
    • Preparation of proposals including development of methodology, staffing requirements and labor and expense cost estimates.
    • Manage client relations with respect to business development activities and work assignments.
    • Manage research and development activities associated with power system studies and new technologies and/or innovative study techniques, modelling and simulation.
    • Grow and develop a network of industry connections within the power system global community.
    • Participate in IEEE, CIGRE, IEC or other international organizations.
    • Write papers and give presentations at technical conferences.
  • Leadership/Management

    • Provide technical advice, guidance, and mentorship to technical team members.
    • Provide input regarding technical training requirements and opportunities.
    • Stay up to date on the latest simulation tools and techniques used within the industry.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Expert level of experience in power system studies with emphasis on EMT analysis with strong background in static and dynamic modelling of HVDC converters, static var compensators, STATCOMS and other power electronic devices.

  • Expert user of PSCAD and other EMT software applications.

  • Strong background in other power system analysis software including PSSE, PSLF, ASPEN, ETAP, CYME, DSATools, DIgSILENT PowerFactory, etc.

  • Experience interacting with internal and external clients.

  • Ability to get things done on-time and within the project deadlines while maintaining a high standard of quality.

  • Self-motivated collaborator that can also work as a successful independent researcher.

  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimal or no supervision and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Proven written and verbal English language communication skills.

  • Spoken and written technical communication skills in other languages are considered an asset.

  • Ability to anticipate problems and provide creative, quick - and reliable - solutions to complex problems.

  • International experience completing power system planning studies is an asset.

  • Expert understanding of North American power systems, associated standards and regulations such as NERC TPL standards.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

  • Willingness to travel within the country and internationally as required.

Education and Experience

  • MSc in Electrical Engineering or PhD in Electrical Engineering preferred.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng and/or PE) is required.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience as an electrical engineer, with focus on EMT studies for generation and transmission, renewable energy, battery storage, and HVDC and other power electronic and inverter-based resource (IBR) systems.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Manitoba-Winnipeg

Organization : BC-1265 Energy-CA Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 7, 2024, 1:41:35 PM

Req ID: 240002CT

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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