Principal Systems Studies Engineer - Distribution Consulting in Greater Pittsburgh Area or Remote Location at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/28/2020

Job Snapshot


About the Division

Engineers working in our Power Systems Engineering Division (PSED) are placed in a progressive growth environment with expectations to learn and apply advanced concepts while contributing to work in the electromagnetic transients, load flow, and stability areas, using a variety of software platforms including EMTP-RV, PSCAD, PSLF, PSS\E, MATLAB, and Python, up to a total of 20 different software platforms. This valuable experience and knowledge base is complemented by avenues to participate and contribute to prestigious industry societies and travel opportunities within the continental United States and abroad, such as Japan.

The ongoing modernization of the electrical grid in the United States and world-wide has created many technical challenges in the integration of renewable resources, with advanced technologies in the face of changing generation and load characteristics. Transmission planning standards continue to increase in terms of stability, reliability, and security requirements. These trends have significant impacts on the transmission and distribution system as ‘Smart Grid’ and other grid modernization related concepts are planned and incorporated. As a result, advanced skills are required to perform studies to analyze the grid and its components in terms of power engineering, software, and communications concepts.

PSED engineers work with engineers in a number of disciplines across the industry, within MEPPI, and at utilities, including: software, mechanical, civil, project, application, design, sales, substation, apparatus, planning, relay/protection, and system operating engineers. System studies require knowledge across many disciplines with background in theoretical, practical/system operations, testing, equipment design, industry standards, and software areas.

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) is well known in the electric power industry for our power systems consulting, where we provide amazing detailed studies and service to our customers. As we look to build on an established core group of engineers, we are now moving forward with distribution consulting and looking for a leader in the industry.  

Due to the exciting growth, our Power Systems Engineering Division (PSED) is seeking an experienced full time principal distribution engineer to lead the distribution consulting and studies business, focused on the integration of Inverter-Based Resources (IBR). This individual will work with utilities, developers, regional bodies, and MEPPI divisions and their Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) counterparts. In addition the successful candidate will attend industry organizations regarding the interconnection of inverter-based resources, dynamic devices, and related consulting endeavors on the planning, operating, and facilitating of the necessary upgrades of the distribution system to reach regional objectives. 

We are looking for qualified individuals with knowledge of the distribution grid, equipment, standards, interconnection requirements, control and protection, operating philosophies, planning, and the required simulation software. Individual will be expected to provide consulting and perform studies. This position is considered a growth position in terms of leadership, technical, and commercial responsibilities

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on electric power engineering, or equivalent technical discipline, and minimum 10 years’ experience in power systems studies consulting field, electric utility system planning or T&D manufacturer’s application engineering, or equivalent education and experience in areas key to position.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced knowledge of distribution grid, equipment, standards, interconnection requirements, control and protection, operating philosophies, planning, and the required simulation software.

Advanced knowledge of EROs, developers, and public and investor-owned utility business planning flow as related to initial feasibility, planning, engineering, implementation, and operations stages.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability