Engineer - System Planning'

Engineer - System Planning'

Australian Energy Market Operator | brisbane, QLD, AU

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About the role

AEMO’s System Planning division is focused on the efficient planning of the power system over the medium to long term to ensure system security and reliability requirements are met in the National Electricity Market. System Planning works on the AEMO Integrated System Plan, the 20-year blueprint guiding the future development of the east coast’s power system, as well as the System Strength and Inertia Reports, and the annual Network Support and Control Ancillary Services Review. As Australia’s power system transformation continues, the System Planning group is dedicated to enabling the re-engineering of the power system to efficiently deliver a future system that will securely integrate large amounts of renewable energy and distributed energy resources. The primary focus of the Engineer position is to provide engineering expertise to assess power system capability and develop solutions to meet current and future stakeholder needs. The work predominantly includes assessment of power system capability and performance using specialised power system analysis techniques and tools. What you will be doing Undertake stakeholder engagement and support the preparation of advice and proposals for consideration by supervisors and management in relation to network planning matters. Perform power system modelling and analysis of the electricity transmission network using computer simulation tools. Provide technical support and advice on electricity planning and performance issues to ensure information is available for the safe, secure and reliable operation of the power system. Contribute to the production of key planning documents Integrated System Plan, Electricity Statement of Opportunities, Network Support and Control Ancillary Services Report, System Strength and Inertia Reports). Prepare high quality reports and provide information on a range of planning issues, including capability and performance of the network, to management and project teams. Contribute to departmental/organisational planning processes, including development of procedures and processes for planning studies and activities. Develop a good knowledge of the electrical transmission network, generation in the NEM and the Gas Market Transmission and Systems. Collaborate with AEMO staff and external stakeholders to deliver long-term strategic power system planning outcomes. Demonstrate and promote the development of a positive team culture, regarding working conditions (including WHSE), team cohesion, communication and promotion of positive working environment where behaviours align with AEMO values and behavioural core competencies. What you will bring to the role Tertiary qualifications in Electrical Engineering with a discipline relevant to power systems and relevant industry experience. Proficient in a range of general computer packages Microsoft Word, Excel and databases with some programming experience. Experience in using power systems analysis tools including the ability to use computer simulation tools for at least load flow and fault level calculation PSS/E, Power Factory, or PSCAD). Demonstrated capability in generating reports suitable for submission to external stakeholders and management Ability to prepare quality written documents and reports. Demonstrated capability to manage competing priorities with a high degree of organisation. Self-motivated, resilient and results focused. A minimum of 4 years' experience in power system analysis with a good understanding of the National Electricity Market. Demonstrated behaviours that align to AEMO values and culture Knowledge and experience in transmission substation design, cost-benefit assessment, and probability-based investment decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. General understanding of electrical power systems, their design and operation, with basic working knowledge of electrical and control system theory. Some of our employment benefits Flexible working: work from home, part time, job share and additional leave options A full Health and Wellbeing program discount health insurance, gym membership and other concessions Professional development via projects, assignments, industry networks and job Free salary continuance insurance and annual performance bonuses (subject to eligibility) We are AEMO We are inclusive and believe we are stronger through diverse collaborative thinking. We hold ourselves to a high standard of integrity sharing knowledge and valuing candour. Empowering our teams to be accountable making the most of our collective expertise. We strive for Excellence and have a passion to learn, grow and perform. Our D&I strategy has a specific focus on the areas of Gender, Cultural Background and Flexibility. If you would like to know more about working at AEMO, please check out our Careers page for more information, or apply now.