Senior Principal Engineer

Job Locations US
Engineering & Advisory
Position Type
Regular Full Time

Position Overview

Power your future with Qualus as a fully remote Principal Power Systems Engineer supporting our Sustainability group! The Principal Power Systems Engineer will be responsible for various power system studies as well as studies for generation, storage, demand and transmission projects seeking grid interconnection. This position is completely remote.


  • Perform Interconnection feasibility studies for new generation, storage, demand and transmission projects.
  • Perform injection and resource deliverability studies for all or part of a transmission service provider service territory.
  • Optimize the size and location of new generation, storage, demand and transmission projects.
  • Perform power system economic studies particularly as related to interconnection of new generation, storage, demand and transmission projects.
  • Perform new and existing generation model validation testing.


  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of grid planning experience in North America
  • 2 years of consulting experience
  • Intimate knowledge of the PSSE and/or PSLF power systems analysis tools and their associated models and utilities
  • knowledge of TARA power systems analysis tools and their associated models and utilities
  • Knowledge of transmission systems in Eastern Interconnection, ERCOT and/or WECC
  • Extensive experience with power system studies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Python or similar programming environment for automation of studies
  • Experience in one or more of the following power systems analysis areas and tools is necessary:
  • Generation deliverability assessment in RTO service territories, particularly in CAISO, using TARA.
  • Power system economic studies using PLEXOS, PROMOD, GridView, or equivalent.
  • Generation model validation testing.
  • Experience with the following Power Systems analysis and short circuit studies tools and their associated models are strongly preferred:
  • Short circuit analysis using ASPEN and/or CAPE
  • EMT modeling and analysis using PSCAD
  • A Professional Engineering License is strongly preferred
  • MS or PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Electrical Power Systems is preferred
  • Technical supervision skills are strongly preferred

Company Overview

Qualus is a leading pure-play power services firm and innovator at the forefront of the energy transition, with differentiated capabilities across grid modernization, resiliency, security, and sustainability. The firm partners with utilities, commercial, industrial, renewable developers, and government clients, offering comprehensive solutions through boutique and integrated advisory, planning, engineering, digital solutions, program management, and specialized field services. Qualus also provides software and technology enabled solutions and develops breakthrough solutions for critical power industry issues such as distributed and variable resource integration, emergency management, and secure data exchange. The firm has over 1,000 professionals, with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Qualus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in locations where we operate.


At Qualus, we believe everyone has value; and that the diversity and inclusion among our teams is what sets us apart for optimal success. We put people first because we care. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. For details, view a copy of the Qualus Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement here.


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