Staff Engineer, HVDC Engineering

| Chicago, IL, USA
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Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

Position Overview

As a Staff Engineer in the HVDC Engineering team, you will support the engineering and construction of cutting-edge long-distance interregional HVDC transmission projects. You will be a key contributor in establishing a strategy for planning, designing, and operating gigawatt-scale renewable infrastructure projects. You will be primarily supporting the HVDC converter stations and associated AC switchyards, with focus on managing conceptual project designs, electrical studies, functional specifications, and the detailed design, construction, and commissioning of these projects. Projects are located nationwide with various challenges that will provide you with opportunities to collaborate with experts in development, interconnections, renewable engineering, construction, and operations. Transmission systems for these projects will utilize advanced technologies , focus on increasing the reach of low-cost renewable energy, and enhance grid reliability.

 

Responsibilities

  • Engineering Design:
    • Develop HVDC project designs and specifications that comply with all critical owner and interconnection requirements.
    • Conduct thorough design reviews of physical and electrical drawings, with support of internal and external expert specialists.
    • Define the scope of required power systems studies/calculations and conduct thorough reviews of such for accuracy and compliance.
    • Coordinate with interdisciplinary experts in development, construction, civil engineering, and operations to ensure comprehensive optimization of project design.
    • Track design schedules, update stakeholders, and ensure that critical dates related to engineering tasks are met on time.
    • Support project close out by organizing and transferring as-built documentation to the final project owner including physical and electrical drawings, schematics, bill of materials, engineering studies/calculations, and control and protection settings.
  • Procurement and Construction Support:
    • Develop technical exhibits and specifications for project tenders and support the bid process through response to clarifications and review of technical conformance.
    • Review competitive bids for owner procured HVDC converter stations, transmission and substation equipment, and other electrical balance-of-plant material. Support the purchasing of this equipment and manage suppliers throughout the engineering and commissioning process. 
    • Attend in-person coordination meetings with Independent System Operators (ISOs), interconnection utilities, HVDC equipment suppliers and constructors, and consulting engineers.
    • Monitor construction progress both remotely and via on-site inspections and support resolution of any field issues. Attend on-site meetings with electrical construction contractors and equipment suppliers.
    • Perform factory/equipment inspection and witness factory acceptance testing for major HVDC converter station equipment.
  • Engineering Group Responsibilities:
    • Assist in developing project specific engineering, equipment, and construction specifications.
    • Prepare and validate power systems studies related to steady state, short circuit, dynamic and electromagnetic transient analysis.
    • Coordinate with HVDC vendors and renewable energy original equipment manufacturers (e.g. Wind Turbine Generators, Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems) related to power systems studies for HVDC projects.
    • Coordinate with independent engineers and project partners to effectively navigate the technical due diligence process.
    • Assist in the development of new projects by analyzing conceptual designs and Requests for Proposal (RFP) specifications.
    • Support early-stage HVDC transmission development by providing support related choice of Point of Interconnection (POI) and helping interconnection and grid analysis team with HVDC modeling using PSS/E and/or PSCAD.
    • Coordinate with operations engineering to incorporate lessons learned into new design reviews and specifications to continuously improve quality.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry technology through various training sessions and conferences.

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering from an accredited college/university (preferably Electrical, Power Systems).
  • 0 - 2+ years of professional experience, either through an internship or full-time position
  • Knowledge of power systems or renewable generation.
  • Proficient with the use of computers and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to travel occasionally, if needed (up to 25%).
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer visa sponsorship now or in the future.

 

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s or PhD in Electrical or Power Systems Engineering
  • 2+ years of professional experience, either through an internship or full-time position.
  • Successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
  • Basic understanding of HVDC and power electronics principles of operation and applications in power systems.
  • General knowledge of interpreting and applying common industry standards and codes.
  • Ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus with commitment to quality and accuracy.
  • Strong organization and planning skills with the ability to manage tasks across multiple projects.
  • Strong communication (verbal/written) and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements and provide recommendations.
  • Proficient knowledge of PSS/E, PSCAD, and ASPEN simulation software and its use in power systems studies.
  • Experience with EHV/HV electrical infrastructure (substations/switchyards, distribution systems, transmission lines, transformers. etc.).

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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Situated at Wacker and Madison in the west loop we are located near numerous bars and restaurants and are within easy access to CTA and Metra transportation hubs.

What are Invenergy Perks + Benefits

Invenergy Benefits Overview

Invenergy's benefits package helps protect and improve the lives of our employees and their families. They also enhance everyday wellbeing and encourage our employees to prepare for present and future needs.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Invenergy participates in various local activities and supports numerous local organizations through partnerships with our affinity groups. We also provide eight hours of volunteer time off per year.
Partners with nonprofits
We invest in mission-driven organizations & causes dedicated to communities we live and work in such as Chicago Urban League, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Hunger Free Colorado.
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training is woven into our annual DEI training.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Black & Brown @ Invenergy, Invenergy +, The New Energy Workers Network, The Invenergy Sustainability Network, The Unidos Network, The Invenergy Veterans Network, and The Invenergy Women’s Network.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Invenergy is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce and recognizes the importance of cultivating an environment of equity and inclusion.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Invenergy's FSA accounts enables employees to save on their health care and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis up to the federally allowed maximum.
Disability insurance
Invenergy has employer paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance with a benefit that is 60% of an employee's covered earnings.
Dental insurance
The Invenergy Dental plan provides coverage for preventive, basic, and major services, including 100% coverage of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision insurance
Invenergy's Vision plan gives you access to a national network of both independent providers along with the nation’s most respected optical retail brands.
Health insurance
Invenergy offers three different health insurance plans to meet you and your families' needs. Preventive Care is always covered at 100% and is not subject to the deductible.
Life insurance
Invenergy provides employees with company paid Basic Life insurance benefits equal to 1.5x base annual salary up to a maximum of $300,000. An equal amount of AD&D insurance is also provided.
Pet insurance
Invenergy's pet insurance employee benefit reimburses up to 70% of veterinary services, such as x-rays, blood tests, hospitalization and surgeries.
Wellness programs
Medical plan enrollees have access to Well onTarget, a wellness benefit provided through BCBSIL.
Mental health benefits
Invenergy employees and their household members have access to CompPsych to help with the everyday challenges of life that may affect your health and family life.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Invenergy's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from. Features include traditional pre-tax and Roth post-tax savings accounts.
401(K) matching
Invenergy's 401(k) retirement plan match is equal to 50% of employee 401(k) deferrals, not to exceed 3% of qualified compensation. There is no delay to the start of matching contributions.
Performance bonus
Many of Invenergy's positions have annual performance bonus targets. Specifics vary by position.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Invenergy offers eight weeks of paid maternity leave and four weeks of paid paternity leave.
Family medical leave
Invenergy offers employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for certain family and medical reasons for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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Generous PTO
Invenergy's PTO policy is 21 days per calendar year for all regular, full-time employees and 26 days per calendar year for employees with five or more years of service.
Paid volunteer time
Invenergy's Volunteer Time Off Policy of eight hours per year is designed to encourage and expand our public service, outreach, and exposure to the communities where we develop, operate and work
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Paid sick days are included in an employee's PTO bank.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Invenergy pre-tax commuter benefits allows you to pay for part or all of your work-related transportation costs on a pre-tax basis, subject to IRS limits and legislation.
Company-sponsored outings
Invenergy has periodic team outings as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Monthly E-Talks with beverages and snacks served.
Onsite office parking
Discounted parking available near the office.
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Job training & conferences
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Various groups and committees with host lunch and learns.
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Invenergy has a mentorship program matching mentees with mentors in areas they are interested in.
Online course subscriptions available

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