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Principal Power System Engineer - Multiple Locations - Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth

PSC - Power Systems Consultants
Fortitude Valley Asia Pacific AU

At PSC, we’re taking on society’s greatest challenge – decarbonising our energy system. With trends like electric vehicles, battery storage, offshore wind, microgrids, and the IoT it couldn’t be a more exciting time to be part of the energy transition!

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The role will work with our global team of outstanding professionals, consultants and engineers to provide our clients expert, independent advice. We’ve been doing this since 1995 and are just as passionate today as we were when we started. Always putting our clients’ needs first, we’ve helped evaluate and implement new and emerging technologies to help develop the grid of the future and power a more sustainable world.

Locations available:

Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Perth

Role Summary:


In this role you’ll prepare, review and sign off detailed technical reports and serve as technical lead and/or reviewer for consulting engagements within the Power Networks service offering. You will also develop consulting proposals and their components as well as supporting the General Manager in business development activities by presenting PSC capabilities to existing and prospective clients. You will be managing deliverables, schedules and budgets for client projects and studies, developing & delivering client presentations and keeping clients regularly updated, always managing expectations. You will coordinate workflows with colleagues around the world and you will mentor, coach and develop junior engineers. You’ll be able to lead and carry out study projects across the generation, transmission and distribution sectors, including load flow, short circuit and stability analysis.


Essential Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Power System Studies Manager, the Principal Power Systems Engineer will:

  • Carry out and lead technical studies related to grid connection of renewables
  • Carry out and lead technical studies, including load flow, short circuit and stability analysis
  • Develop capability in one or more other specialized technical areas, such as earthing, protection, power quality, electromagnetic transients
  • Mentor, coach and develop junior engineers
  • Manage deliverables, schedules and budgets for client projects and studies
  • Manage client expectations through regular communications and responsiveness
  • Prepare detailed technical reports
  • Develop consulting proposals and their components
  • Develop and deliver presentations to clients
  • Coordinate workflows with PSC colleagues around the world
  • Assist with resource planning and management
  • Support the Power System Studies Manager in business development activities by presenting PSC capabilities to existing and prospective clients

Serve as technical lead for consulting engagements within the Power Systems Studies service offering.

Minimum Expertise:

  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is required
  • Expertise in power system analysis in generation, transmission and/or distribution systems with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience
  • Legally authorized to work in Australia
  • Advanced users of PSS/E and/or PSCAD network simulation software 
  • Good working knowledge of Australia's National Energy Rules 

Preferred Expertise:

  • Ability to work to deadlines and exceed client expectations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – in particular, established habits of clear and unambiguous email and technical document writing, and an ability to present an argument clearly and concisely
  • Excellent presentation skills to represent PSC in industry forums, working groups and conference as well as client presentations
  • CPEng and RPEQ qualifications desirable

Ask us about amazing culture !


  • Know that our people are our greatest asset, and we truly celebrate and value people
  • Also celebrate bright ideas, individuality, and autonomy
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, embrace new ideas and are always looking to improve
  • Understand that everyone has a personal life and provide an extremely flexible work environment
  • Provide amazing growth and leadership opportunities in an autonomous role
  • Offer competitive compensation, great benefits, and development opportunities

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now!

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Please note that by applying to this job you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The PSC Group. Your details will be kept on our internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for up to 12 months for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with our internal hiring manager(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by PSC.

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