Senior Power Systems Engineer (Pr Eng) – Johannesburg North

  • Permanent
  • Ref #241502RB
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Consulting - Electrical, Mechanical, Mining
Employer Description

Our client is an engineering and infrastructure development consulting firm.  

Job Description

You will be involved in projects which will include the following roles:

  • Power System Analysis – load flow, short circuit, dynamic & transient stability, harmonic
    analysis, protection, arc flash evaluation, switching studies and insulation coordination
  • Power System modelling – conversant with PSS/E (version 3x and higher), DigSilent Power
  • Proficient in governor and AVR modelling (including user-defined models)
  • Proficient in battery, wind and solar PV modelling, including master controllers
  • Proficiency in SVC, SCO and STATCOM modelling
  • Good understanding of inverter models including grid-following inverters
  • Proficient in automating power system simulation studies using scripting tools such as
  • Good understanding of regional and international grid codes including renewable and
    battery energy storage grid codes
  • International travel and visiting utilities, national control centres (NCCs), substations, project
    sites and power plants to collect data, sometimes via measurements
  • Analysing and interpreting simulation and test data using industry standard tools
  • Report preparation and presentation to clients
  • Tender preparation based on RFPs and RFIs
  • Having an appreciation of the roles of fellow professionals on other projects and interfacing
    and coordinating with them appropriately
  • Interfacing with clients, suppliers and contractors
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of technical engineering codes
    and practices and taking a ‘hands on’ role in technical matters both at project level
  • Mentoring of junior staff
  • Willingness to travel both locally and globally.


  • BSc/BEng/ MSc/MEng or PhD Electrical Engineering degree in Power Systems
  • Professional Registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)


  • A minimum of 8-12 years' experience in a consultancy environment, and in a client facing role.
  • Proficiency in power system simulation software such as: PSS/E, DigSilent Power Factory, ETAP, IPSA and PSCAD/EMTDC
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Ability to grow a niche in RMS and EMT studies in Africa and worldwide
  • Ability to manage small project teams delivering projects within time and budget

Salary / Package

R900K - R1,1m


  • Medical Aid
  • Pension Fund
  • Group Life

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