Siemens Power Systems Engineer (Society of Women Engineers Conference 2018) in Foster City, California

Power Systems Engineer (Society of Women Engineers Conference 2018)

Multiple Locations:Minnetonka, Minnesota; Schenectady, New York; Houston, Texas; Wendell, North Carolina; Foster City, California

Job Family: Research & Development

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Job Description

Division: Energy Management

Business Unit: Digital Grid Solutions & Services

Requisition Number: 230998

Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Minnetonka

Other Locations: United States-California-Foster City, United States-North Carolina-Wendell, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-New York-Schenectady

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Master's Degree

Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.

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Power Systems Engineer (Society of Women Engineers Conference 2018)

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The Company

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.

Siemens is one of the leading global suppliers of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. Electrical energy makes the world go round. No matter where power comes from or where it has to go, we make sure it makes it’s way – every step of the way!

As the trusted partner for the development and extension of an efficient and reliable power infrastructure, Siemens offers utilities and the industry the portfolio they need. This includes facilities and systems for the low-voltage and distribution power grid level, smart grid and energy automation solutions, power supply for industrial plants, and high-voltage transmission systems. Siemens is represented in more than 90 countries, with over 300,000 employees worldwide, and more than 100 production sites worldwide.

Digital Grid

The Business Unit Digital Grid is the leading global supplier of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power.

Energy systems are changing dramatically and in the world of digitalization, automation, and electrification the Digital Grid portfolio has products, solutions, and services to meet the most demanding challenges.

We have major locations in Minneapolis, MN; Foster City, CA; Schenectady, NY; Houston, TX; and Wendell, NC.

Siemens Digital Grid – Ahead of the Challenge – Ahead of the Change!

We are looking for the best talent to shape the technology of the future. Come expand your career in one of the best companies world-wide!

Position Overview

This position is in the Transmission and Distribution Network Applications department. The department is responsible for developing and delivering applications for:

  • Analysis and management of electric utility networks in real-time operations.

  • Training simulators for training operators on the use of Energy Management System and Distribution Management System and on operational system events.

  • Management of the data and models required by the EMS, DMS and MMS systems.

As a part of a successful team, you will contribute to the design, implementation and testing of software changes to applications that simulate T&D networks in a real-time operations Energy Management System (EMS), Distribution Management Systems, and Energy Market Management System. These applications include:

  • State Estimation (transmission or distribution)

  • Power Flow (transmission or distribution)

  • Contingency Analysis Optimal Power Flow Voltage Stability

  • Dynamic Stability Short Circuit Calculations

  • Operator Training Simulator

  • Micro Grid Control and Optimization.


Overall responsibilities of the position are to perform design and implementation of complex application enhancements to meet client’s specific needs. Additionally, you will have responsibility to test, tune and make operational the application at the client real-time operations control centers. Presentations of technical findings and developments are required as part of the job responsibilities.

Specific responsibilities for the position include:

  • Development of the functional description of new features

  • Design of those features by codification of power system theory and power flow based algorithms into a software design

  • Implementation of software using suitable software technology

  • Extensions to database and user interface in support of the new features

  • Completes software test for complex modules under development, and executes complex test specifications

  • Obtains quality solutions with the client data and models Validate results and ensure reliable execution in real-time operations

  • Deploy and obtain acceptance of the applications at the client site

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • MSEE or PhD in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Power Systems Analysis or a BSEE with a minimum 2 years of experience in the development of real-time power systems operations software applications

  • Academic training or practical experience in the theoretical aspects of transmission and/or distribution power flow and state estimation, voltage and/or dynamic stability, contingency analysis, optimal power flow, short circuit calculations

  • Academic or practical training in the use of either Fortran, C, C++ or Java

  • Academic or practical training in the use of either Perl or Python

  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% time dictated by projects needs

Preferred Skills

  • Optimization theory

  • Control theory

  • Micro Grid control and optimization

  • Extra consideration given for experience and familiarity with modeling of power system networks

  • Experience with Oracle database technology

  • A minor degree or extended coursework and/or training in Computer Science


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