Power Systems Engineer-Senior Consultant
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Chicago, IL 60684
Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.
A Power Systems Engineer will function at the Senior Consultant staff level. Guidehouse Senior Consultants owns client engagements from cultivation to completion. In this Power Systems Engineer role, you will be accountable for the activities of the project team and support the day-to-day management of the client relationship. You are expected to effectively develop and manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets for multiple complex projects simultaneously. Work products are expected to be high-quality and client-ready. In this visible role, you will lead team meetings, and guide, manage, and coach consultants and senior consultants, providing constructive feedback on project participation and overall career development. The Power Systems Engineer work closely with Directors and Managing Directors to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments. Power Systems Engineers support sales initiatives and practice development.
+ Perform technical modeling and power grid studies. Coordinate with other departments to complete deliverables as required.
+ Responsible for understanding bulk power system fundamentals including Open Access Transmission Tariffs, Transmission Service Provider functions, wholesale markets, and related cost and asset recovery mechanisms.
+ Responsible for assisting project team member hours tracking and reporting and achieving project margin targets.
+ Responsible for model set up, technical studies, tariff and rules review to assure project performance to plan and to manage project risks, issues and changes.
+ Responsible understanding and completing project to contractual scope, schedule, and deliverables, including contract scope change management working with the client to document, review and implement approved changes.
+ Identifies and manages communication of industry and policy changes that could impact the client. Proactively manage or elevate any policy-related risks, especially as related to FERC or other bulk power grid changes.
+ Serves as a point of contact with the client Project for matters relating to technical studies.
+ Leads team and client status meetings to review technical, cost, and schedule status, risks and issues.
+ Leverages utility and consulting experience, skills, and leadership competencies for team and client relationship development, decision making, problem solving, change and conflict management.
We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As a Power Systems Engineer, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to develop your project management and client relationship skills. As you are ready drive strategic solutions across multiple complex workstreams and become more involved in business development, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Managing Consultant position.
This position can be based in any of the following locations: Folson, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Coral Gables, FL; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Salt Lake City, UT.
+ Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering or Power Systems Engineering.
+ 3-5 years of directly relevant professional working experience, may consider directly relevant CO-OPs, Fellowships, and/or Internships.
+ Experienced developing and using analytical models, programming, and simulations.
+ Demonstrated understanding of Transmission and Bulk Electric System (BES) Fundamentals, including impacts of distributed energy resources.
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
+ Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
+ Superior interpersonal skills.
+ High degree of self-confidence and determination.
+ Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.
+ Ability to travel is required.
+ Due to contract requirements, US Citizenship restrictions apply.
Above minimum qualifications and the following:
+ Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Power Systems Engineering.
+ Experience performing transmission system analysis and resource interconnection processes.
+ Working knowledge of electricity market fundamentals and integrated resource planning.
+ Demonstrated understanding and experience with principles of transmission service, transmission rights, and flow entitlements including ATC and TTC.
+ 3+ years Management Consulting experience.
The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
Rewards and Benefits
Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
+ Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
+ Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
+ Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
+ 401(k) Retirement Plan
+ Basic Life & Supplemental Life
+ Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
+ Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
+ Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
+ Skills Development & Certifications
+ Employee Referral Program
+ Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
+ Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program