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Planning Engineer - Future Energy Systems

Horizon Power - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Be a part of something amazing for Western Australia
Being a part of the Horizon Power team is about building a better future for regional Western Australia. Every day Horizon Power supplies electricity to over 110,000 residents and 10,000 businesses in remote and regional Western Australia. Spanning a service area of 2.3 million square kilometres, we are responsible for the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider.

We are passionate about delivering customer-centric energy solutions that drive regional growth, vibrant communities and ensure our customers, including those in some of the most isolated and remote communities in the world, receive cleaner, safe and reliable power.

About The Role

Reporting to the Planning Manager – Future Energy Systems the Planning Engineer will undertake system planning activities and develop long term generation & network (transmission and distribution) plans through an Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) methodology for Horizon Power’s systems that will lead to a cleaner energy future for our customers and the environment.

The Key Aspects Of The Role Are

  • Develop Future Energy System plans for Horizon Power’s energy systems through an Integrated Resource Planning methodology.
  • Develop generation and T&D network long term plans and solutions in each system, identifying opportunities for centralised & distributed renewables, energy storage, customer DER and other initiatives enabling the transition to a low carbon future.
  • Undertake system studies to understand capacity, reliability and power quality constraints, particularly with increasing integration of renewables, energy storage and new technology / innovations.
  • Conduct high level financial analysis of feasible options including techno economic risk based generation modelling.
  • Provide input to business cases and support project development.
  • Develop trusted and valued relationships with the Regions, and internal and external stakeholders to achieve robust long term planning outcomes.

About You

Horizon Power is committed to improving diversity and creating better opportunities. We also recognise the valuable connections and perspectives Aboriginal people bring to the work we do and the regions we service. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who bring talent and passion are strongly encouraged to join us.

In addition to sharing our passion, to be successful in this role you will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering;
  • Eligibility for corporate membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia;
  • Knowledge of energy systems and assets (generation, transmission and distribution);
  • Minimum 3 years relevant industry experience covering:
    • Energy systems (generation, transmission and distribution) planning, design and operation;
    • Generation dispatch modelling experience is highly desirable, particularly using HOMER Pro, MATLAB dispatch tools etc.;
    • Power system load flow analysis using DigSILENT PowerFactory or equivalent software packages (dynamic modelling experience is desirable);
    • Renewable energy and energy storage technologies;
    • Experience working within a regulatory environment is desirable;
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;

Additional Information

When you join Horizon Power, you become a part of a diverse and talented team; a group of people who drive innovation, embrace collaboration, and celebrate regional Western Australia.

Apply now via the button below. Applications close 6pm on Thursday 4th March 2021.

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date
Job Details
Position No: S4097H11
Applications Close: 04/03/2021 6:00 PM
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Bentley Office
Occupation: Commerce
Level: Salaried Level 6