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(Engineer Associate - Engineer) - System Performance Analysis/Grid Solutions

AEP Service Corporation
Full-time
Remote friendly
Worldwide

Job Summary

ORGANIZATION: Grid Solutions
DEPARTMENT: System Performance Analysis (SPA)

Based on education, experience and interview, this job opportunity will be filled commensurately at any title:

Engineer (intermediate) (grade 7) = bachelor's degree in engineering + four (4) years of experience; OR, master's degree in engineering + two (2) years of experience; OR, may consider entry-level with Ph.D. in engineering
Engineer (intermediate) (grade 6) = bachelor's degree in engineering + two (2) years of experience; OR, may consider entry-level with master's degree in engineering
Engineer Associate (grade 5) = entry-level with bachelor's degree in engineering

INITIAL POSITION / BASE SALARY FUNDING: ($59,253 - $102,224). In addition to base salary, AEP offers competitive Total Rewards including: discretionary annual incentive, 401k, pension, health insurance, vacation, etc.  

Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing complex engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge in a safe, effective, efficient and economic accomplishment of assigned objectives.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:

The ideal candidate should have experience in power system transient stability analysis and electromagnetic transients modeling and simulation.  Additional experience in any of the following areas is a plus:

  • synchrophasor applications
  • power quality
  • data science/machine learning

The ideal candidate should also have experience with the following software applications/programming languages:

  • PSSE
  • PSCAD
  • Matlab
  • Python

Technical Expertise: Exhibits journey level proficiency plus advanced knowledge that enables the engineer to serve as a leader within the assigned organization. Keeps abreast of new products, developments, technologies, procedures and equipment. Understands and analyzes interrelationships between systems and component equipment. Interprets codes and regulations, and develops standards relevant to the area of assignment.

Leadership & Guidance: Provides guidance and exercises judgment and discretion in providing guidance and direction to other Engineers. Leads, facilitates and coordinates work activities of others within the work group, team, department, corporate entity, or those external to the company as required to perform all routine engineering work. Ensures all work activities are performed in accordance with the policies, practices, standards and rules of the company and complies with the regulations and procedures required by external agencies. Promotes engineering professionalism and standards. Coordinates and conducts training sessions.

Planning & Organization Ability: Participates in the development of plans by establishing measurable goals, objectives and requirements for specific areas of responsibility. Coordinates the development of input necessary to establish projected cost of all projects. Is proficient in use of scheduling techniques (CPM, PERT, flow charts, etc.) for budget and planning activities. Identifies and initiates appropriate corrective action when objectives are not being met.

Problem Solving & Initiative: Identifies, clarifies, resolves, and initiates solutions to routine and/or complex problems that sometimes involve analysis of inadequate or conflicting data. Demonstrates the ability to divide problems into component steps. Consistently looks for and develops opportunities and presents new ideas and approaches.

Communication: Coordinates the work of other engineers in an efficient and effective manner. Develops, reviews or prepares reports on complex technical subjects clearly, concisely and effectively, in a manner suitable for presentation to management, professional societies, regulatory bodies, etc. Leads and facilitates meetings effectively.

Interpersonal Skills: Possess collaborative and consensus building skills. Functions as a team leader and member. Networks upward and downward in several disciplines inside and outside the AEP system. Leverages network to get things done.

Decision Making: Makes decisions affecting plans and goals based on analysis of uncertain input and outcomes. Uses diverse approaches to make decisions in the absence of a definite framework or where few precedents exist. Can handle conflicting interests related to approaches on projects or studies. Analyzes options and risks and possesses the experience and knowledge to assess the risk of decisions and act accordingly. Makes decisions that affect the operations or results of the department and may have some impact on a major project.

Business Awareness & Characteristics: Exhibits an awareness of AEP's competitive position and how business decisions impact their organizational unit. Understands the specific goals and objectives of their individual organizational unit and is proficient in establishing measurable goals and objectives. Effectively manages project budgets using cost management techniques and understands how their decisions and recommendations impact AEP's expenses and revenues. Demonstrates an awareness of profit incentives, optimizing growth of customers' businesses and using our services to attract new business.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Has typically acquired zero to four (0-4) or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; Individuals with Master's/Ph.D degrees in engineering from an engineering program accredited by ABET* may be considered for entry into the organization at higher salary grades/titles.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical demand level is Sedentary.

Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:

SP20-005

Compensation Range:

$59,253.00-74,064.00 USD

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