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Senior Technical Leader - Power System Software Development

Washington, District of Columbia
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Summary and Description:

Plans, designs, and controls the progress of complex project work within the technical department to meet member/client objectives; prepares and presents research reports.

• Manages small to medium level projects without direct people management responsibilities.

• Assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives or problems where the relationships between cause and effect are difficult to establish and little or no precedence exists, and the use of creative imaginative thinking is required.

• Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.

• Provides input into configuration management and documentation for engineer related projects.

• Leads proposal efforts and new promotional work.

• Maintains familiarity with the progress and problems in assigned technical areas.

• Prepares proposals, technical publications, and delivers presentations.

• Leads national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.

• Works independently on technical activities without direct supervision



Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 8-10 years of engineering experience or comparable work/educational experience.

• Ability to recognize strategic issues and build collaborative projects.

• Required limited supervision and guidance

• Responsible for the success of individual projects

• Works closely with members, contractors, staff to manage projects

• Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.

• Manages multiple projects

• Responsible for project budgets, schedules, deliverables, and technology transfer

• Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Individual contributor

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Increasing technical depth/breadth to become a subject matter expert



Additional Job Information:

The position will support a variety of R&D projects with emphasis on projects that support National Security.  The initial focus of this position will be to support the development of software tools to assess the impacts of various threats to the electric power grid.  Additional areas of support may include steady-state and time-domain analysis of power systems, power quality analysis and applying advanced analytical techniques and designs to solve complex power systems related problems.  


This position will not have direct people management responsibilities but will be responsible for mentoring the development of other technical staff. The Senior Technical Leader will plan, design, and control the progress of complex research activities to meet objectives as well as prepare and effectively present research reports and results.


The ideal candidate would have:

  • a Masters degree or higher in electrical engineering with 7+ years of experience in electric power systems analysis with 2+ years of relevant software development experience.

  • Strong theoretical background in power systems analysis with experience developing complex power systems models and performing simulations such as transient stability analysis.

  • Knowledge of techniques used in analysis of large steady-state and time-domain power system models, for example sparse matrix and numerical integration techniques.

  • Knowledge of three-phase and N-phase power system models and related analytical techniques (steady-state and time-domain).

  • Experience using EPRI’s open-source Distribution System Simulator (Open DSS) tool.  Experience using Open DSS in advanced applications a plus.

  • Expertise in time-domain simulation techniques, creating power system models in software tools like the electromagnetics transients program (EMTP) for a myriad of frequency ranges (low frequency to high frequency transients) and performing various time-domain studies (switching, lightning, etc.).

  • Experience in developing software tools to perform power system analysis.  Preferred language is C++; other languages will be considered.

  • Experience developing MATLAB scripts to solve difficult problems such as time-domain power system analysis, power quality analysis, signal processing and digital filter design, etc. 

  • Ability to work independently, but also collaboratively within cross-cutting R&D project teams.

  • U.S. citizenship with ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.  Having an existing security clearance is a plus.





EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.



Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.



EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled



Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





Posted: 2022-01-14 Expires: 2022-02-13

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