Power Systems Study Engineer

Posted 17 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameStevie Denoon

Job description

Role Title - Power Systems Study Engineer

Location Location: Reading/ Hybrid working

About Anesco
Anesco is a market leader in renewable energy, managing the development, design, construction, maintenance, and market optimisation of large-scale projects across the UK, and more recently in Europe.

To date, the company has constructed over 120 grid-scale solar farms and 30 energy storage facilities, while its O&M service is monitoring more than 24,000 sites. The technologies we have deployed and manage, are generating over 1GW of renewable energy and we have a further 2.5GW portfolio of projects in development.

With a global focus on climate change, there has never been a better or more exciting time to join Anesco as we look to expand our footprint in Europe and accelerate the transition to net-zero.

Our company Values
We are proud to be market leaders in our chosen areas of expertise, we embrace innovation, we are focused, and strive to be the best we can be. At Anesco we are one team, building trust and enduring relationships with our colleagues, customers, and suppliers. We champion renewable energy and are committed to causing no harm to people or the environment.


Due to our phenomenal growth, we are seeking a Power Systems Study Engineer, as part of Anesco's growing EPC Projects team. The position is a Technically Authoritative role within the Engineering business division of Anesco. The position consisting in the coordination/development of the power system engineering team, business development/client account management, and leading and/or performing planning/feasibility studies, interconnection studies, transient studies and systems analysis investigations for clients in the UK primarily, but also within the EU. The role will also work closely with other departments, including the Development, Operations, Optimisation and Commercial teams.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Manage and grow a team of electrical engineers of various experience levels and see to their continuous technical development.

  • Lead/oversee the continuous development of enhanced power system planning & studies processes, methodologies and tools for quality and efficiencies.

  • Investigating and developing solutions within system stability and time-domain studies for the integration of large converter-based systems.

  • Business development to generate leads, secure tenders, prepare proposals, and win work.

  • Perform or coordinate power systems analysis activities including load-flow, short-circuit, transient stability, electromagnetic transient, small-signal stability analysis, reliability analysis etc.

  • Prepare functional specifications for facility requirements related to different system development portfolios, for purposes of developing preliminary designs and obtaining estimates for the associated facilities.

  • Perform, coordinate or review planning/system performance studies and transient studies for compliance with prevailing standards and criteria and good engineering practice.

  • Prepare, report, and deliver presentations to clients and internal stakeholders.

  • Undertake thought leadership activities (e.g. speaker at conference, panelist, technical articles, whitepapers, etc.) and promote Anesco's expertise and unique approach.

  • Maintain close coordination with other relevant all business divisions for cross selling and cross staffing opportunities.

  • Applies knowledge & skills across all engineering activities, acting as a technical resource to others in own area and to colleagues with less experience.

Skills & Competencies

  • Familiar and experienced with key UK Market Operators, guidelines, regulations, rules, requirements and criteria as applicable to grid interconnection, performance and planning, especially related to bulk power systems.

  • Ability to coordinate a team, and develop/mentor new/graduate and young professionals.

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-driven, ability to work autonomously and with minimum supervision.

  • Works well under pressure, achieving tight deadlines within a demanding environment.

  • Communicates clearly and effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Always upholds the reputation and values of the company.

  • Agile and flexible thinking.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Degree in Electrical Engineering; ideally a Ph.D. degree in Power Systems with Chartered status.

  • Experience in power system analysis and planning.

  • Proficient in software tools such as DIgSILEN,T PowerFactory, and PSCAD, and programming experience in Python with a particular focus on the detailed modeling of renewable power sources and carrying out AC and HVDC studies.

  • Registration with relevant applicable engineering associations.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.