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Technical Leader

EPRI
Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Job Code
    Req-1727
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Summary and Description:

Leads research efforts in particular scientific disciplines or technologies and participates the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams.  Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.  Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.  May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.

• Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.

• Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities.  This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply.  

• May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.

• Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.

• Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.

• Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.

• Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources

 

Education:

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

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.

• Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.

• Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.

• Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

• Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.

• Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas

• Understand how work fits across EPRI programs

• Typically individual contributor, may begin handling supervisory activities for lower level positions.

 

 

Additional Job Information:

Job title
HVDC and FACTS planning and integration engineer – Technical Leader 

Job Summary and Description:
The technical leader in this position will perform research and development work on the planning and integration of HVDC and advanced transmission technologies, including integration of offshore wind generation through radial and meshed HVDC grid interconnections. The role will involve the development and implementation of strategies, methodologies, software tools and simulation models for evaluation and planning of complex transmission projects involving the use of these technologies.  The successful candidate will join a growing team performing R&D on the integration of HVDC and power electronic based devices for transmission systems, focused on tackling planning and operation challenges and practical solutions from concept to actual design and implementation.  Some of the tasks related to HVDC, FACTS and Grid Enhancing Technologies research include:
•    Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.
•    Applies technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. 
•    Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. 
•    Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.
•    Maintains familiarity with the progress and problems in assigned technical areas.
•    Supports senior staff in developing research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities.  This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply.  
•    Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.
•    Supports senior staff in preparing proposals, technical publications, and delivering presentations.
•    Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.
•    Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.
•    Works independently on technical activities with limited direct supervision

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    5 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.
•    Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.
•    Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.
•    Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.
•    Good verbal and written communication skills.
•    Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas
•    Understand how work fits across EPRI programs
•    Increasing technical depth/breadth to become a subject matter expert

Additional information 
In this position, the Technical Leader will work closely with the project set manager and other EPRI technical staff to manage and support a range of challenging projects in transmission planning and operations area. Specific knowledge and experience in the following areas is required:
•    Expertise in HVDC converters and transmission technologies
•    Experience with analysis, modeling and studies related with integration, planning and operation issues of HVDC systems
•    Knowledge of FACTS devices and advanced emerging technologies for transmission systems
•    Expertise in power system analysis tools such as PSS/E, DigSilent, PSLF, PSCAD, or similar tools.
•    General computer skills with Microsoft Office
•    Strong teamwork ability
•    Excellent verbal and written communication
•    Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently and effectively in support of multiple concurrent projects
•    Experience working in transmission grid operations or planning
•    Self-motivated, quick learner with an ability to adapt to changes in work scope.

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Electric Power Research Institute is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. As mandated by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, all newly hired employees, in the United States, must be fully vaccinated before their start date, unless they are legally entitled to an accommodation.

 

 

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 Energy.

 

 

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

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