Principal Engineer - PSA

Job title : Principal Engineer - PSA
Location : Wellington
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Juanel Van Jaarsveld
Job reference : JV73739

About the role

You’ll love the varied work and will be able to fully utilise both your soft and technical skills, when working on national and international projects.You will be able to foster and develop professional and technical experience and advance your career while mentoring and sharing your knowledge with others.

You will have the opportunity to grow into a consulting role and become a trusted advisor for clients, where you execute and lead projects, on behalf of a market-leading company.

The role includes, but is not limited to the following tasks

  • project evaluation, scoping, specification and quoting;

  • communicating results and solutions to our clients.

  • Quality Assurance oversight and mentoring of other engineers.

  • engineering of solutions for generation aspects of the power system;

  • modelling and analysis of the power system, with knowledge of the following techniques:

1.load-flow and short circuit assessment.

2.analytic techniques, including PV and QV analysis, for determination of power system limits.

3.dynamic RMS simulations, for transient and voltage stability.

4.generator control systems modelling, including AVR, PSS, OEL, UEL and speed governors.

5.knowledge of scripting techniques (for instance Python), within industry standard tools, such as PSS/E and PowerFactory, would be an advantage.

6.experience in the use of Siemens PSS/E and DIgSILENT PowerFactory, to undertake system studies, would be highly advantageous.

About you

You will have a solid grounding in power system analysis and be someone that actively pursues continuous learning to help shape the future. You will need a University degree - BE Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or equivalent, Eight years' minimum relevant experience and will have;

  • Extensive industry experience, and the ability to build industry networks

  • Previous consultancy experience is preferred

  • A high degree of technical experience and competence

  • Experience with PSA tools including PSS/E, PowerFactory, and PSCAD

  • Knowledge of scripting/programming languages, preferably Python


  • Competitive salary

  • Offering a family first culture

  • High level of flexibility

  • Open, transparent structure and a high level of cross-departmental collaboration

  • Strong focus on internal promotional

About the company

Leading Engineering Consultancy, with offices operating both in the North and South Island, which delivers services to the power industry and large businesses, in New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.Proudly New Zealand owned and operated and they have been dedicated to the power industry for over 30 years.

The team is diverse, dynamic, and innovative, passionately taking on each challenge and using it to make a positive difference by empowering the renewable energy transition.