System Studies Engineer I in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

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

Perform power systems engineering studies in the areas of electromagnetic transients, load flow, short circuit, transient stability, control design, equipment applications, and other technical areas for T&D applications.  Prepare and present technical reports.  Support proposals in response to customer specifications, RFP / RFQ, and technical information requests for power systems engineering analysis.

  • Use software such as ATP, EMTP, EMTP-RV, PSCAD, MATLAB, ASPEN, CAPE, CDEGS, and others to conduct insulation coordination, harmonic, short circuit, grounding, and other related studies for T&D equipment, including FACTS and HVDC.
  • Use software such as CYME, Synergi, etap, Milsoft, and Plexos to perform studies on renewable resources, distributed energy resources, battery energy storage, relay and protection, monitoring, and smart grid-related applications.
  • Use software such as PSLF, PSS/E, DigSILENT, DSA Tools, Power World, and others to conduct load flow, transient stability, reactive planning, infrastructure re-enforcement, generator interconnection, and related studies, including FACTS and HVDC.
  • Support generator testing, model development, and validation to standards.
  • Use C, C++, MATLAB, Java, Perl, Python, and others to enhance simulations and to model T&D equipment, including FACTS and HVDC.
  • Support pre-specification for T&D equipment, including design-oriented parameters.
  • Achieve standard of quality and meet schedules for simulation model development, analytics, and reporting.  Use an engineered process throughout the stages of the study.
  • Prepare and present technical reports to internal and external customers on schedule within quality standards, evidenced by minimized edits, minimized re-work, and positive feedback internally and externally.
  • Support proposals in response to customer specifications, RFP / RFQ, and technical information requests.
  • Support large-scale technical proposals for studies in various markets and in partnership with other firms.
  • Support application engineering for other MEPPI divisions/departments.
  • Prepare technical papers and articles for publication in professional society journals and trade magazines; and for presentation at professional society meetings, industry conferences, and trade exhibitions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with 0-2 years experience through internships and/or co-op programs with emphasis on electric power engineering, or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of electric power systems and equipment operation and control.
  • Intermediate interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills required to communicate with customers and employees.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to change within a fast-paced business environment.
  • Familiar with the following programs and modeling tools:
  1. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and related
  3. PSLF, PSS/E, DigSILENT, DSA Tools, Power World, and related
  4. CYME, Synergi, etap, Milsoft, and Plexos
  5. Economic software like PROMOD or MAPS
  6. C, C++, MATLAB, Java, Perl, Python, and others
  • Intermediate knowledge of industry standards and guides (NESC, NERC, IEEE, IEC, and CIGRE).

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability