Power Systems Engineer – Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers
Internship Posted on: May 12, 2022

Summer 2022 Internship (May – August)

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.

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Position Overview:

The Power Systems Engineer Intern – Energy Resources Interconnection will work with a group of engineers who are motivated and learn from each other. The Intern will assist in helping clients interconnect large-scale wind, solar, and battery energy storage systems (BESS) to the grid. You will contribute by performing individual tasks for designing, modeling, analyzing, and reporting for interconnection projects. Most importantly, you will help these interconnections become an investment for the future and help the environment by facilitating the long-term goal of net-zero carbon emission.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Assists in the design of wind, solar, and BESS generation interconnections projects.
  • Performs individual tasks to prepare for generation interconnection studies, dynamic studies, reactive deficiency studies, transient stability analysis, short circuit analysis, voltage analysis, and load flow analysis.
  • Gains understanding of PSS/E, PowerWorld, PSLF, TSAT, and PSCAD modeling for renewable generation.
  • Supports the engineering team to provide clients with an understanding of the interconnection process for different Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO).
  • Researches current state/federal/ISO regulatory requirements and NERC/FERC compliance.
  • Aids in the preparation of documentation for interconnection process; requirements, agreements, and compliance.
  • Works under the direction of the Engineering Manager to support generation interconnection projects within Texas and throughout the United States.
  • Performs individual tasks according to good engineering practice and EPE procedures.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Completion of or current enrollment in a bachelor’s or graduate degree program with a major in electrical engineering (preferably with an emphasis in Power Systems) from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of or current enrollment in one or more Power Systems classes:
  • Power Systems Analysis
  • Power System Protection and Relaying
  • Power System Operation and Management
  • Electric Machine Dynamics
  • Power Electronics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience, education, or exposure to the power industry/renewable energy.
  • Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Work Location/Environment:

This position operates in a professional office environment in Austin, Texas or 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.