Transmission Power Systems Engineer – Electric Power Engineers

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Posted: 5.12.22

Transmission Power Systems Engineer – Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers

Summer 2022 Internship

Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) works with clients on a global scale designing solutions for renewable energy (solar/wind/battery storage), Generation Interconnection, Transmission Planning, Distribution Planning, Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and Smart Grids.

Internships at Electric Power Engineers, Inc. are more than just a job, they’re an experience! Our interns bridge theoretical classroom concepts and hands-on training to overcome real-world challenges. Throughout your internship, you will develop skills to advance professionally and academically.

Position Overview:

The Power Systems Engineer Intern – Transmission will perform projects/tasks such as network-wide steady-state and short-circuit studies as well as contribute to process improvement efforts, including development of Python scripts. This position will report to an experienced Transmission Manager and be exposed to exciting projects building valuable industry knowledge. Through this opportunity, the intern will gain experience with the Texas and Eastern Interconnection power systems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Performs power system impact studies including steady state and short circuit studies for transmission systems.
  • Prepares technical reports for studies performed.
  • Processes, generates, and maintains data as required for all engineering related studies.
  • Contributes to process improvement efforts by enhancing existing procedure documents and developing Python scripts to improve existing processes.
  • Takes responsibility for the timely completion of projects assigned while meeting all project quality objectives.
  • Identifies training needs and presents them to the Transmission Manager.
  • Performs individual tasks according to good engineering practices and EPE procedures.
  • Understands how to use and develop software tools to complete engineering tasks.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Proven team player skills with the ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with respect to explaining technical matters.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to focus and effectively execute a task.
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks.
  • Flexible with the ability to manage change.
  • Possess high standards on producing quality reports and products that they shall own with pride.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, a bachelor’s degree program with a major in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or
  • Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, power systems fundamentals class(es) (strongly preferred)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher

Work Location/Environment:

This position operates in a professional office environment in Champaign, Illinois. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will communicate with colleagues and clients, move about the office to access files and equipment, operate computers and other office machinery, and remain in a stationary position.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This position can be either full-time or part-time, depending on the applicant. The general work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

None required for this position.

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