First listed on: 11 June 2024

Associate, Power Systems


Want to bring ideas to life?

As an engineer you’re no doubt aware of Aurecon – we’ve been a leading design, engineering and advisory company for decades. But why should you choose to join us?

Every project Aurecon delivers leaves a legacy. Every project has sustainability embedded in decision making. And every project is at the leading-edge of technical eminence.

The Role

The Associate, Power Systems will play an integral part in a team of highly skilled specialists that ‘bring ideas to life’ for our clients across all types of energy infrastructure. This includes modelling and performance assessment of renewable energy zones, onshore and offshore wind farms, solar farms, battery energy storage systems and synchronous condensers, network planning for transmission and distribution systems, commercial research and development activities, and providing technical advice to a wide range of national and international stakeholders including network owners, system operators, developers, original equipment manufacturers, governments and regulatory and financial institutions.

Here are the key things you will do to ‘bring ideas to life’.

What Will You Do?

  • Lead and develop a team of Power Systems Engineers to deliver superior project outcomes for clients
  • Undertake power systems studies, including grid-connection, network planning, system strength impact assessment and research and development.
  • Develop wide-area network and individual equipment models in a range of simulation tools and in particular PSS®E and PSCAD/EMTDC
  • Perform harmonic assessment and harmonic filter design studies
  • Conduct control system tuning of inverter-based resources including both the grid-forming and grid-following inverters
  • Undertake generator performance standards compliance testing, model validation (R2) testing, and generator registration with AEMO, including liaising with site-based personnel during onsite commissioning.

How will your future be shaped by us?

Joining Aurecon means you’ll be at the award-winning edge of innovation and sustainability. AFR ranked us Top 5 among sustainability leaders and Top 3 of all innovative companies in professional services. One Consult awarded us an innovative design award. Plus, we were Consult Australia’s large firm of the year.

You will receive regular technical training and development and will partner with colleagues from interstate to build your internal networks and maximise learning opportunities.

What We Are Looking For
You will be degree qualified in Electrical Engineering at a minimum with any relevant additional post-graduate study highly regarded

  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering and of power systems theory relating to electricity transmission, distribution and generation and associated control and protection principles will be required for this role.
  • Experience in power system modelling tools in particular with PSCAD and PSS/E will support your success in this role.
  • Site and practical experience in a relevant area are also a plus for this role as is experience in power system model development, coding, scripting and automation, and experience in dynamic modelling using PowerFactory.

Ready to bring ideas to life?

Then please apply. Remember, it’s you and how you bring ideas to life which are important. Your background, unique needs and individuality will be valued. Visit our website to learn more at

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