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Power Systems Engineer, Mid in Arlington, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

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Job Number: R0044203

Power Systems Engineer, Mid

The Challenge:

What if you could use your engineering skills to transform the resilience of energy and water systems at military installations against outages? As an electrical engineer, you understand the power behind complex systems. That knowledge is key when it comes to understanding the interaction of power system components and other system vulnerabilities. Apply that knowledge to devising strategies and solutions to anticipate, plan for, mitigate, and respond to contingency situations, including faults, grid outages, equipment failures, and natural phenomena, such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. We’re looking for an electrical engineer who can use their skills to explore to understand and critically evaluate areas of vulnerabilities in power delivery and recommend cost-effective yet impactful approaches to counter these contingencies to enable the military to continue with their missions.

Our team of engineers works in close coordination with project developers and managers, national energy laboratory teams, and mission owners to identify, assess, formulate, and promote resilience programs to provide energy and water for minimum of 14 days to critical facility loads of military installations. That’s why we need you, an electrical engineer who specializes in electrical power systems, including generation, distribution, protection, and islandable microgrids with a solid background in similar applications, research, and recommending courses of actions to a variety of power contingency scenarios.Help design and develop energy resilient solutions and architectures with the goal of achieving acceptable cost-benefit-reliability balance. You’ll leverage your experience with the design and construction of utility and transmission line systems and interconnections. You’ll also be leading the development and deployment of various micro grid and major grid control technologies with utility systems and utility infrastructures. You’ll provide engineering, technical, and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirement development, and implementation for complex systems in the engineering discipline required to meet technical requirements. You’ll directly impact military installation mission assurance by serving as the subject matter expert for evaluation and implementation of all project interconnection, utility, and transmission line requirements. You’ll make an impact by making recommendations and advising on system development, improvements, optimization, or support efforts. This is your chance to use your power systems skill set to performing risk assessments and analyses that employs modeling and simulation techniques while gaining experience with installation energy resilience improvement initiatives. Join us and take on exciting challenges in the military installations’ energy resilience field as we support mission continuance through energy assurance.

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Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications? Take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

You Have:

-3+ years of experience with the design and specification of multiple energy generation plants, including one or more of the following technologies: photovoltaics, wind, combustion turbine, reciprocating internal combustion engine, gas turbine, steam turbine, single cycle, and combined cycle

-Knowledge of power generation systems, power delivery, including transmission and distribution, power conversion systems, including transformers and inverters, protection systems, including relays and switchgears, and system modeling and simulation platforms. including ETAP, Mathworks-SimScape, and EPRI OpenDSS

-Ability to inspect energy infrastructure at the installation to determine the age, quality, and vulnerability of equipment

-Ability to assess the energy vulnerabilities of installations

-Ability to travel to work sites up to 25% of the time

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree in Electrical or Energy Engineering

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with integrating reciprocating engines into a microgrid with renewables and battery storage preferred

-Experience with military installations, planning, operations, and systems

-Knowledge of DoD criteria, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), NEC, NESC, and IEEE standards, protective relays, and medium and high voltage systems

-Active Secret clearance

-MA or MS degree in Engineering or a related field

-Professional Engineer (PE) License and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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