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Senior / Principal Power Systems Consultant - Multiple locations in NZ

PSC - Power Systems Consultants
Wellington Asia Pacific NZ

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!

Join us and help to deliver on our vision to Empower people to transform the energy industry so that, together, we will power a sustainable world… Check out this video which tells our story: About Us - PSC (

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.

Role Summary:

PSC is seeking a Senior / Principal Power Systems Engineer with relevant industry experience to lead and carry out study projects across the generation, transmission and distribution sectors. Candidates’ primary expertise should be in power system analysis and studies that model the behaviour of power systems and their various components under steady state and perturbed conditions.

Essential Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Power Systems Manager, the Senior Power Systems Engineer will:

  • Carry out and lead technical studies, including load flow, short circuit and stability analysis
  • Develop capability in one or more other specialised 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, review and sign off detailed technical reports
  • Develop consulting proposals and their components
  • Develop and deliver presentations to clients
  • Coordinate work flows with PSC colleagues around the world
  • Assist with resource planning and management
  • Support the Power Systems Manager in business development activities by presenting PSC capabilities to existing and prospective clients
  • Serve as technical lead and/or reviewer for consulting engagements within the Power Networks service offering.

Minimum Expertise:

  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is required, with higher degrees looked upon favourably
  • Expertise in power system analysis in generation, transmission and/or distribution systems with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Highly proficient, advanced users of PowerFactory and/or PSS/E and/or PSCAD network simulation software will be looked upon favourably, with proficiency in multiple packages preferred
  • CPEng and RPEQ qualifications desirable
  • Legally authorised to work in New Zealand

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

Ask us about PSC 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

Opportunity Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to join a very solid and growing global organisation
  • Become part of a team that values people, giving them the opportunity to develop their career direction

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.   For full details of our privacy policy please look here.

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