Principal Power Systems Engineer - Technical

Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 78203

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 114,500 - $ 188,100 

Incentive: PIP 15%   

Work Location Category: Hybrid  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

This position requires performing electromagnetic transient (EMT) studies for the LIPA transmission system by integrating applicable models for inverter based resources/HVDC/FACTS devices by using PSCAD, or other EMT simulation models. This position also develops in-house capability to create applicable EMT models that are required for the analysis. Adequate training and learning opportunities will be provided to develop solid electromagnetic transient skills that is critical to evaluate transient performance of the integrated power system.

Job Responsibilities

  • Utilizing fundamental principles of power system to perform engineering analysis
  • Develop in-house capability for the development of Electromagnetic transient models and implement a process to organize, review, and maintain model updates and associated documentation, clearly describing steps to setup the model, available parameters accessible to the end user, and available outputs that are needed for various planning studies.
  • Develop and implement model validation practices and steps to ensure the validity and accuracy of EMT models
  • Perform complex electromagnetic transient studies involving transmission and/or distribution system on an as needed basis
  • Perform various transient studies for interconnecting resources and devices, such as inverter based resources or HVDC/FACTS devices, as required. Examples of such studies include, but are not limited to, dynamic performance studies, harmonic performance studies, sub-synchronous torsional interaction studies, control system interaction study, temporary overvoltage study etc.
  • Utilize applicable EMT study models to assess potential solutions to meet system performance requirements
  • Collaborate with Transmission and Distribution Planning and provide applicable support to both groups in the EMT study areas
  • Ensure compliance with applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards by performing applicable EMT studies. Evaluate proposed / new NERC Standards and continuously monitor for upcoming changes to existing NERC Standards
  • Support EMT training for planning engineers
  • Engage with technical consultants to gain understanding of the transient performance of the transmission system and associated interaction with various synchronous and non-synchronous resources.
  • Actively participate with working groups, universities and other utilities to understand fundamental control concepts of resources  
  • Research and collaborate with industry experts to identify and implement best EMT modeling and study practices
  • Develop methodology/approach to successfully model and interpret analysis utilizing PSCAD or other EMT simulation tools
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of control, design and performance of IBR, HVDC or FACTS devices under different scenarios.
  • Understanding of control concepts as applied to PWM and MMC voltage - source converter.

Job Specific Qualifications


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in Power Systems industry with 3 of those years in Power System Analysis (Transmission Planning, Transmission Protection Engineering etc.) with an ability to run load flow studies and an understanding of stability and fault duty concepts
  • Desire to handle challenging projects and the ability to quickly come up to speed is essential.
  •  Desire to learn new concepts and attention to details is critical to be successful in this position.
  • Must have the understanding of the practical electrical characteristics of power system equipment beyond their fundamental-frequency parameters and also on fundamental control concepts
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to travel to attend meetings/conferences/trainings on and off Long Island as required.
  • Must have the ability to respond to emergency storm and other conditions which may require field work during nights and weekend


  • Experience applying EMT software tools for analysis of inverter-based resources, HVDC, or FACTS devices
  • Experience in the conversion of PSS/E data to transient models in an EMT platform
  • A Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or PE License

Minimum Years of Experience

8 years of experience


Bachelors in Engineering


None Noted


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