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Power System Engineer

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Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 33711 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Power System Engineer to join the Energy team in Winnipeg.


The global energy transition is upon us. As we shift to a low carbon world, meeting the growing demand for energy will require revolutionary thinking and a variety of resources. While the market is challenging, these challenges present the biggest opportunities and catalysts for change. 


Hatch’s Energy group partners with clients to provide comprehensive plans that incorporate all aspects of their projects. Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain—upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our team today and help make a difference! 


This is a technical position within the Power Business Unit of Hatch. It provides an opportunity for professional growth to the selected individual within the Power Delivery & Integration (PD&I) Group by performing interconnection studies, systems analysis investigations and planning/feasibility studies for clients in North America, primarily, but also globally. The incumbent will also work closely with other groups including the HVDC/FACTS, Hybrid Power and the Renewables teams on related studies and with Hatch’s Management Consulting Practice for development of power sector master plans.


This position is a junior to intermediate level. The incumbent of this position is required to work within focused study teams and multi-disciplinary teams involved in integrated power system plans, transmission and distribution system plans, pre-feasibility/feasibility/system impact assessment and system performance studies for both ac and dc project developments and generation/load connections.  He/she will coordinate all planning activities and those of their teams to maintain project schedules and ensure successful project completion. The person will perform the duties in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including all of Hatch’s policies and procedures, such as Safety, Environmental and Quality Assurance. The incumbent should be familiar with the North American policies, guidelines, regulations, rules, requirements and criteria as applicable to grid interconnection, performance and planning, especially to bulk power systems. Knowledge and experience of relevant requirements in North American regions and other jurisdictions will be an added advantage.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Perform or coordinate systems analysis activities including load-flow, short-circuit, transient stability, electromagnetic transient and small-signal stability analysis
  • Perform harmonic analysis as well as basic harmonic filters design analysis.
  • Preparation of functional specifications for facility requirements related to different system development portfolios for the purpose of developing preliminary designs and obtaining estimates for the associated facilities
  • Review of planning/system performance studies for compliance with prevailing standards and criteria and good engineering practice
  • Preparing comprehensive reports on the conduct of the studies, the study results and appropriate conclusions and recommendations
  • Project Management
  • Undertake thought leadership activities (e.g. speaker at conference, panelist, whitepaper, etc.) and promote Hatch’s know-how in the Power and T&D sector in the region.


You bring to the role:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering; preference will be given to candidates with post-graduate (Master or PhD) degrees in Power System Planning
  • 3-7 years of experience in power system analysis and planning for the North American utilities’ bulk transmission system.
  • Proven proficiency with the PSS®E software package, including all modules for load-flow, short-circuit and transient stability analysis. Knowledge of alternative planning software applications, including DSA Tools, PSLF or DigSilent, is optional but desirable.
  • Experience in PSCAD network simulations with a particular focus on the detailed modeling of renewable power sources and carrying out ac and dc studies.
  • Experience in Python coding to automate power system studies.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills
  • Eligibility to register with relevant Professional Engineering Association


This position will report to the Power System Planning and Studies Manager of the PD&I Department. Occasional travel to site locations or for customer meetings domestic or international is required.


Why join us?

  • Expand your expertise technical and a business skill.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally.
  • Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your academic learning on a daily basis.
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship with subject matter experts in the industry.


What we offer you:

  • Be given opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways.
  • Work on problems and gain experience in the office and on project sites.
  • Participate in local Professional Development Programs, Sustainability Week, Toastmasters, and more to develop your skills.
  • Join in charitable, social, and sports activities with other Hatch employees.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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