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Sargent & Lundy Senior Electrical System Planning Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina


This position allows for a flexible hybrid schedule with a mix of in-office days and working remotely.

This senior engineering position is within Sargent & Lundy's Electrical Analytical Division and will be responsible for the following:

  • Transmission system planning and analysis, including studies in load flow, stability, short circuit and electromagnetic transients (EMT), to support a variety of clients such as Developers, Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations (ISOs and RTOs), electric utilities, both nationally and internationally

  • Performing transmission system technical analysis, which includes power flow studies and contingency analysis, stability analysis, voltage analysis, and EMT studies related to the impact of inverter-based generation and high voltage direct-current (HVDC) on the transmission system

  • Supporting generator interconnection applications and associated system impact studies

  • Aiding clients to comply with transmission regulatory policies, such as: FERC OATT, NERC TPL, TOP, PRC, and FAC standards, Generator Interconnection Applications, and associated studies


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (background in Power/Power Systems) and sufficient industry experience is considered in lieu of an advanced degree

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant engineering experience with an emphasis in power system analysis, modeling and protection, including load flow analysis and time domain analysis

  • Experience in load flow analysis and contingency analysis to identify transmission thermal and voltage constraints and to identify transfer capability limits

  • Experience in stability analysis to identify critical clearing times, identify voltage constraints and analyze power system damping

  • Experience using transmission planning software for load flow modeling, contingency studies and transfer analysis (e.g. PSS/E, PSLF, or PowerWorld, TARA, and PSCAD or EMTP-RV)

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering is preferred

  • Experience modeling inverter-based resources and renewable generation, such as Wind Turbine Generators (WTG), photovoltaic (PV), Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), and hybrid generation, and associated collector system for interconnection applications within software programs PSS/E, PSLF, and PSCAD

  • Experience in the interconnection process for large generators (>20MW)

  • Knowledge of power regions and ISOs/RTOs, such as: PJM, MISO, NYISO, ERCOT, SPP, CAISO, WECC, SERC, ISO-NE

  • Experience in short circuit analysis and using software programs CAPE or ASPEN

  • Basic knowledge in renewables generation congestion/curtailment analysis using PROMOD or PLEXOS is a plus

  • Knowledge of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and its impact on Transmission Analysis and Planning is a plus

  • Experience in Python, Java Script, or other scripting languages

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

About Sargent & Lundy

Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

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Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

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CountryUnited States

Area of InterestElectrical Engineering

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-9521

Business GroupChief Operations Officer Group

DepartmentElectrical Analytical