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Power System Advisory Engineer - Utility Studies

Raleigh, NC

Eaton's ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Power System Advisory Engineer - Utility Studies.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105000.03 - $154000.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you'll do:

Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems (EESS) team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system's life cycle-whether it's design, build, or support. Our services integrate and optimize the elements of a power system to make sure it's aligned with business goals. We can help keep your power system safe, efficient, reliable, and up-to-date.

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Eaton has the largest and most experienced team of power system engineers in the industry, with industry-standard software and advanced modeling and analysis capabilities at their fingertips. This team brings extensive skills and experiences to power system analysis and design. Active participation in technical societies such as IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities and industries ensures that our engineers are knowledgeable about today's cutting-edge engineering techniques. We assist customers at every stage of the power system: from substation and distribution system design to renewable energy and smart grid engineering, from safety and reliability-focused studies to power quality and grounding related audits and analyses.

EESS is currently seeking a Power System Advisory Engineer on utility studies. The primary purpose of this position is to provide subject matter expertise and technical support to execute, lead, oversee, and managing engineering studies for electric distribution and transmission systems. You will be a part of an innovative team shaping the grid of the future by offering engineering consulting services related to grid modernization and DER integration to a growing list of utility clients.

As a Subject Matter Expert you will apply expertise in executing, leading, overseeing, and managing engineering studies for electric distribution systems including power flow studies, short circuit, transient stability, dynamic Studies, reliability studies, risk assessment techniques, and protection co-ordination studies; DER and energy storage interconnection and integration; load forecasting and hosting capability studies, distribution automation studies, volt-var optimization, and provide input into strategic planning.

In this position you will;

  • Use relevant utility experience to engage with client utilities to understand their specific applications, approaches and methodologies in Distribution Planning and DER integration.
  • Provide technical advisory services especially for distribution engineering practices, processes, and technologies, and DER.
  • Drive the adoption of innovative technologies and tools to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of power system studies and distribution planning processes.
  • Maintains strict compliance with Eaton safety policies and deployment of safety programs,
  • Provides strategic input in identification of and securing business with prospective customers,
  • Interfaces with customers, sales, outside vendors, manufacturing plants, product divisions, and functional support staff in procuring respective services and consulting,
  • Builds a long-lasting relationship with the customers, sales, R&D, operations, product engineering team, and other departments.
  • Contribute to business development efforts, including preparation of proposal and marketing materials, to support the overall vision and goals of the Energy Transition team.
  • Actively participates in development and delivery of training of additional resources in his/her area of expertise,
  • Stay current with emerging trends and advancements in power systems, bringing forward-thinking solutions to the organization.
  • Authors and presents technical papers in relevant professional publications, conferences and forums,
  • Participates in related product development programs, in order to meet the product line strategic and financial goals for the assigned projects


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution and 8 years of experience in a utility engineering or consulting role
  • Must be authorized to work in United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution and 8 years of proven experience in a utility engineering consulting or technical advisory capacity with a proven track record.
  • Experience modeling inverter-based resources and renewable generation, such as Wind Turbine Generators (WTG), photovoltaic (PV), Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), and hybrid generation, and associated collector system for interconnection applications using software such as, CYME, PSS/E, PSLF, PowerWorld, ETAP, EMTP and PSCAD
  • Advanced knowledge of power system planning and operations, for example: Power flow studies, short circuit, transient stability, dynamic studies, reliability studies, risk assessment techniques, and protection co-ordination studies, generator interconnection, load forecasting and hosting capability studies.
  • Strong background in electrical grid's distribution systems with experience in modeling and analysis of distribution systems.
  • Experience of developing Distribution Automation and Smart Grid roadmap and strategy is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ETAP, Matlab/Simulink, EasyPower, SKM, or other software tools. Advanced knowledge of power systems analysis software tools such as CYME, PSCAD, PSS/E, PSLF or similar.
  • Understanding of existing applicable standards, including but not limited to IEEE Std 1547, California Rule 21
  • Experience on NERC Compliance Studies and Utility consulting experience in the area of distribution and transmission planning,
  • Experience with distributed energy resources planning, advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), and/or distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS) platforms
  • Active leadership in a technical or industry committees, and proven track record in participation of standard working groups, associations, publishing of technical paper




  • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with Eaton's safety program and policies
  • Maintain availability for travel & mobility 25% of time
  • Periodically submit to customer required background and drug screenings
  • Demonstrate a strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships
  • Advise customers on technical opportunities/issues

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on May 10th, 2024 .

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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Client-provided location(s): Raleigh, NC, USA
Job ID: Eaton-22989Raleigh
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)