Power System Studies Specialist (FACTS, HVDC and RE-Integration)
About the company
AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company. We support our clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation.
We are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for future generations.
About the job
We, within our competence and expertise, at AFRY are involved in shaping the future of the energy transition. The Transmission & Distribution (T&D) business area's strategy addresses the challenges of a changing power sector, upgraded grid infrastructures are instrumental in adopting the future generation mix to guarantee an economic and reliable power supply.
Advanced Power Systems & Solutions is a vibrant team, part of the System Studies and HVDC section within T&D Sweden at AFRY. The team has a cross-functional role with a focus on FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems), HVDC (High-Voltage, Direct Current) transmission system, Integration of Renewables, and other Advanced Power System Applications within Sweden, and Internationally. At present, the system studies and HVDC section consists of about 20 people divided into three groups and seven offices across Sweden.
Integration of renewable energy along with FACTS and HVDC play a vital role in the development of sustainable transmission and distribution systems for now and the future. There is a growing need for advanced FACTS and HVDC systems around the world. Renewable electricity generation and demand continue to grow despite the supply chain and construction delays caused by the Covid‑19 crisis. We have the business mind of Making Future.
We develop the system requirements for different utility and industry customers’ needs and also evaluate contractors and supplier submittals for both tenders and projects. You should be able to develop systems and solutions based on those system and functional requirements. We work together with our customers towards delivering sustainable techno-economic solutions in a timely manner is a core value for the team.
Who are you?
You are experienced within the power systems analysis field and have MSc or PhD in the field of electrical power systems with at least 10 years of hand-on experience in this field. You are passionate about working with new and leading technologies and have a good knowledge of FACTS and HVDC combined with a good understanding of RE systems integration challenges.
You have the knowledge and proven experience in simulation programs and power system tools is a MUST. You must demonstrate excellent command in at least two of the following software programs and tools, PSCAD, PSS/E, DIgSILENT / PowerFactory, EMTP-RV, ETAP, MATLAB, Simulink, RSCAD / RTDS ...etc.
Being able to demonstrate a very good understanding of FACTS, HVDC or RE integration within some of the following areas brings a value to our offering and will be assessed during the application process:
- Dynamic Performance Studies
- Main Circuit Design, including HV/MV switchgear and equipment
- Transients & Insulation Coordination Studies
- Harmonic Performance Studies
- Converter and Valve Design
- System Interaction Studies and Resonance
- Control System Specifications and Design
- AC & DC Network Integration
- Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
- Erection, Tests, Inspection, Commissioning and QA specification
To succeed in the role, you need your social and analytical skills, you are expected to be communicative with a powerful self-drive, results oriented and able to work independently in both AFRY premises and also at our customers. This means that you will be given opportunities to travel and commute within Sweden in part but also you can expect to have the opportunity to work with some customers overseas.
We want a colleague that is business oriented and understand the sales and marketing business as part of being a consultant and hence you should be able to develop and drive credible and productive long-term relations with our customers and expand your business network.
Fluent communication in English and good command in Swedish is a MUST. Good knowledge of other languages is a plus.
If you are willing to get inspired and deepen your knowledge, if you are up for the challenge of working with new and sophisticated technologies and being a backbone in building a new team, if you are willing to help us here in AFRY to share our vision of making future together for and with you and our customers, you reached to the right place and we welcome you and your application. You will be a great asset we are happy to invest in, within a great team as part of a leading international engineering and design organization. You will be making future, together with us.
We look forward to receiving your application!
We are looking for someone who wants to be part of AFRY’s success story. Are you passionate about technology development? Do you like to work together to find the best solution? Then we can offer you career opportunities in a modern workplace with challenging assignments and exciting projects all over the world.
The AFRY Group is ranked as one of Sweden’s most popular employer among engineers. At AFRY you will be involved in developing innovative and sustainable solutions within infrastructure, energy and industry. We are always looking for the sharpest skills that can create a future society together with us. We hope you will learn as much from us as we will learn from you.
Group Manager, Advanced Power Systems & Solutions