Lead Electrical Power Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Job ID
2018-1150
Category
Engineer

Overview

MPR is a multi-discipline, specialty engineering and consulting firm founded in 1964 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe and reliable technical solutions across the entire project or product life-cycle to benefit our clients and society as a whole. MPR provides high quality services to the Power (including Nuclear), Federal, Health & Life Science, and Consumer Products industries.

MPR is a group of highly skilled and motivated people who value interesting, challenging technical work and have a desire for continuous learning. MPR’s value is our people, and we continue to grow by hiring new individuals with an interest in expanding their technical, leadership, and business capabilities.

General Job Description

MPR is actively seeking Lead Electrical Power Engineers for full-time positions at our East Lyme, Connecticut, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and Alexandria, Virginia offices. Successful candidates will engage in a variety of challenging engineering projects involving aspects of design, analysis, specification, test, modification, and failure investigation of industrial power systems and equipment. Projects vary on a year-to-year basis, but typically are associated with industrial facilities, including nuclear, coal, and gas-fired generating stations, renewable generation facilities, energy storage facilities, transmission and distribution networks, transmission system substations, and petrochemical and steel facilities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to project teams immediately and leverage his or her leadership experience while embracing more complicated technical project management responsibilities.

 

MPR is an adaptive technical organization that identifies and responds to our clients’ needs while helping them frame their problems into workable technical and managerial solutions. For over 50 years, MPR has been the organization to which our clients turn for specialty engineering solutions developed with integrity and technical excellence. MPR values the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence developed during military service.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Planning and leading electrical power system analysis and design efforts, including coaching and mentoring other engineers through execution of the work.
  • Engagement with our clients including engineering, management, maintenance, and quality team members.
  • AC and DC electrical power system studies, including load flow, short circuit, protective device coordination, and transient stability studies.
  • AC and DC electric power system alternatives evaluations and root cause failure investigations for all manner of power system components.
  • Evaluations and calculations for demonstrating compliance with applicable NERC, ISO, and NRC regulations.
  • Design, procurement, testing and installation of excitation systems and voltage regulation systems for synchronous machines, including:
    • Specifying equipment performance requirements and evaluating equipment capabilities against those performance requirements.
    • Consideration of all applicable design constraints including electrical performance requirements, mechanical fitup, interface with existing controls, and environmental factors.
    • Oversight of equipment procurement and design verification testing.
    • Development of equipment design submittals including drawings, qualification reports, technical manuals, and design review evaluations.
    • Oversight of equipment installation and commissioning.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Master of Science, Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years work experience in the field of electrical power systems.
  • Strong analytical skills with a fundamental understanding of the underlying first principles of engineering including, but not limited to, the physics of electricity, magnetism, and three-phase power.
  • Familiarity with, or the ability to quickly become familiar with, industrial design standards, codes and regulations including but not limited to IEEE standards and NERC regulations.
  • Experience using electrical analysis tools to develop solutions for electrical power system problems. The analysis tools used by MPR vary depending upon the needs of our clients. Example tools include MATLAB, ETAP, EMTP‑RV, PSCAD, and ANSYS.
  • Experience specifying, designing, and developing design verification test programs.
  • Able to work closely with engineers of all backgrounds and experience to deliver comprehensive solutions to multi-disciplinary problems.
  • Desire and capacity to work in a dynamic engineering environment, often working several technically-diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Operational Naval Nuclear Power experience is considered a plus.

Skills – Personal

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with clients and senior management.
  • Willingness and capability to lead and motivate project teams, encourage teamwork, manage change, and make timely, effective decisions.
  • Motivation and desire to tackle new problems, take on new responsibilities, and work diverse projects in new areas.
  • Good time management and organization skills.
  • MPR’s culture and heritage is firmly rooted in engineering excellence. Successful candidates must have a passion for solving problems and engaging with clients.

Travel

As required by project assignments, estimated 10% - 20%.

 

MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable law.

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