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Technical Leader, Principal

Company: Electric Power Research Institute
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:Technical Leader, PrincipalLocation:California Home Office, Oregon Home Office, Palo Alto, CAJob Summary and Description:Plans, designs, and controls the progress of complex project work within the technical department to meet member/client objectives; prepares and presents research reports. Significant customer interface component with ability to lead research programs. Manages medium level projects without direct people management responsibilities.--- Provides high-level engineering efforts to support requirements in development and design and provides guidance to junior staff--- Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.--- Coordinates and facilitates technical engineering related communications with the client--- Leads proposal efforts and new promotional work.--- Preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations. Acts as technical specialist for projects or project tasks.--- Continuing to lead national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.--- Works independently on technical activities without direct supervisionEducation:Advanced degree in science/engineering or equivalent experience requiredKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:--- 10-15 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts or equivalent experience.--- Ability to recognize strategic issues and projects and build collaborative and successfully complete projects.--- Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.--- Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills--- Continuing to increase depth/breadth in multiple technical areas and recognized as a subject matter expert--- Individual contributor--- Communicates project results to advisors and members, may communicate project status to Sector Council--- Meets with member organizations in support of Sector activities or to communicate Program content and strategyAdditional Job Information:The Position: -Experienced technical resource to the grid operations, planning and bulk system variable generation integration and system studies groups with excellent research and analytical skills, as well as communication and interpersonal skills, and capable of working independently without direct supervision. -The position will also have responsibility of development of research plans and proposals, managing research projects, and communicating research results to EPRI members and external industry. The position does not involve people management responsibilities; however, the position requires working closely and guiding junior staff under the direction of program manager and senior management.Performs advanced engineering/scientific analysis independently and has strong influence on the research outcome. Well established creativity and ingenuity in providing technical solutions. Takes lead in developing research plans for EPRI projects as well as proposals for external entities. Works directly with EPRI staff and high interaction with members and industry.Job Functions: -This position will provide technical expertise and analytical services for existing and new transmission and grid operation simulation and modeling studies and research projects, including power system dynamic model development, model validation, and simulation, variable generation integration, risk-based system planning methods and tools, advanced power flow and contingency analysis methods, synchrophasor-based system assessment applications, and other operational system assessment functions. This position will take direction from program manager and other senior staff to conduct and mange grid operation and planning R&D project tasks. ---- - - -Lead strategic research plan development including specific project ideas and plans to close known research gaps. ---- - - -Support Program Manager and other senior leadership in putting competitive bids and proposals--- - - -Manage research projects to desired conclusions. ---- - - -Represent the company to outside organizations and maintain customer relations, including engagement in R&D program activities with funders. ---- - - -Publish and present technical papers in areas of expertise. ---- - - -Manage multiple projects.--- - - -Conducts as well as guide other staff members on technical searches and analyzes information in support of the project team.--- - - -Provides technical advice and counsel to other professionals within EPRI.--- - - -Assists Project/Program managers in assessing customer needs, formulating technical approaches, preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations.--- - - -Review progress and evaluate results. Advice program manager to make necessary changes in methods, design, or equipment where necessary.--- - - -Shows leadership in determining technical objectives of assignment.The Ideal Candidate:This position prefers at least a MS in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on power systems. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should have 15 or more years of experience conducting power systems analytical studies and research with an emphasis on the power system modeling and simulation for the analysis of stability and reliability. The candidate's experience should include general system planning analysis including power flow and stability analysis, expertise with power system modeling of transmission, generation and load, and expertise with using power flow and transient stability software tools. Some of the tools that will be required for this job include DIgSILENT PowerFactory, Siemens PTI PSS/E, PowerWorld, DSATools,GE PSLF, PSCAD, EMTP-RV, and Matlab-Simulink. Proficiency in Python is strongly preferred.Education Level and Years of Experience:--- - - -Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required--- - - -MS Degree in Engineering or Sciences preferred--- - - -Minimum of 10 years of related engineering experience or comparable work/educational experience required.--- - - -Individuals with advanced degrees may qualify with fewer years of work experience. ---- - - -Excellent verbal and written communication skills--- - - -Ability to recognize strategic issues and build collaborative projects--- - - -Responsible for the success of multiple projects--- - - -Leads works and guides contractors or staff to complete project research--- - - -Must participate in multiple projects ---- - - -Individual contributor showing technical leadership but also providing guidance to junior staff--- - - -May present research results to advisors or technical staff/members--- - - -Demonstrated technical depth in two or more areas of power systemsEPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DisabledTogether . . . Shaping the Future of Energy.www.epri.comSummaryLocation: Palo Alto, CA; Oregon Home Office; California Home OfficeType: Full time

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