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Engineer At AESO

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

The Alberta Electric System Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable, and economic planning and operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System. We provide open and non-discriminatory access to Alberta’s interconnected power grid and also facilitate Alberta’s competitive wholesale electricity market.


Summary of Position:

Assumes responsibility for aspects of the preparation of Transmission Needs Applications, Interconnection Proposals and Regional Planning Studies including managing technical aspects of projects. Expected to understand AESO policies and tariffs as well as scope, prepare and review engineering study reports in alignments with these policies and tariffs.


Accountabilities:

  • Prepare Transmission Needs Applications, Interconnection Proposals and Regional Plans.
  • Prepare Engineering Study Scope documents in collaboration with Internal and External Stakeholders.
  • Assist in the preparation of sections of the Transmission Plan and assist with 20 Year Outlook.
  • Supervise and conduct load flow, stability and short circuit studies as well as advanced Power System Analysis studies.
  • Determine alternative solutions for connecting Market Participant to the Alberta transmission network and justify selection of preferred alternatives based on technical, economic and impact factors.
  • Analyze system congestion when identified and work with the Operations, Markets and Engineering groups to propose Remedial Action Schemes or Mitigation Plans.
  • Scrutinize load and generation forecasts in support of AESO Forecasting.
  • Coordinate with Senior Economic Analyst in the preparation of economic analysis and review results
  • Provide mentoring to engineers and junior engineers
  • Review System Studies base case models
  • Review one-line drawings and documentation for estimate requests
  • Provide support to the Engineering Department in its efforts to coordinate with customers
  • Interface with stakeholders
  • Prepare information for, and participate in stakeholder meetings
  • Participate in industry organization committees (e.g. WECC and IEEE)
  • Maintain project management files and database
  • Coordinate work assignments for projects under incumbent's supervision
  • Prepare special studies as required


Education / Degree / Certification:

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Post Graduate degree in Electrical Power systems will be an asset.
  • Must have P.Eng designation and be registered with APEGA


Job Experience:

  • Five to eight years of engineering experience in the electric utility industry, with at least five years in the areas of power systems planning or operations.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience using PSSE software.
  • Highly skilled using Python software.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a positive can-do attitude.
  • Results-oriented, hands-on self-starter who works effectively in a team setting.


Application deadline: January 16, 2019 at 11:59pm MDT via our careers site

The Alberta Electric System Operator, and its members, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the "AESO") is committed to protecting personal information provided to it. By submitting your personal information to the AESO for the purpose of pursuing employment with the AESO, you hereby consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the AESO, in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta, as amended from time to time.