Power Studies Engineer in Tempe

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Tempe, Arizona View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Power Studies Engineer, Apply WSP jobs Tempe Arizona. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,


Position : Power Studies Engineer

Work location : Tempe, Arizona

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 7501

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
Great people. Great places. Great projects. kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP company, is a high-performance, fast-paced consulting engineering firm designing data centers and mission critical environments across the globe. We hire smart, responsive, team players to work in collaborative and mentoring office settings. Our mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, controls, telecommunications, and security building system designs keep many of the world’s top Fortune 100 financial, technology, enterprise, hyperscale, and colocation companies up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We work on innovative, award-winning, large-scale projects. We travel to construction sites to see our designs being built. As part of WSP, we are able to offer our employees increased professional development and career opportunities in addition to kW MCE’s office culture which is consistently recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Join our great people at our great places designing great projects.
kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP USA company,  is currently initiating a search for a Power Studies Engineer for our kW offices which includes the following: Tempe, AZ – Milwaukee, WI – Atlanta, GA- Troy, NY. As a Power Studies Engineer with us, you will analyze complex power and other building systems including generator plants, medium voltage distribution, uninterruptible power systems. Selectively coordinate medium voltage relays and low voltage circuit breakers and perform arc flash analysis. Compile data into final report for project leads.
Your Impact

Perform preliminary short circuit calculations to validate equipment ratings during design.
Build power system models which accurately reflect designed and constructed systems.
Perform medium- and low-voltage coordination studies to develop optimum protective relay and breaker settings balancing safety and operational reliability.
Evaluate submitted equipment for capability to withstand available fault current at points throughout the distribution system.
Perform arc flash studies in compliance with NFPA and industry standards.
Generate short circuit, coordination, and arc flash study reports, along with arc flash labels.
Perform reliability studies in accordance with IEEE Gold Book standards and industry practices.
Lead junior staff, supervise, train, and mentor.
Coordinate with internal design leads and clients to obtain required information, discuss options, and develop solutions.
Educate clients on the importance of breaker coordination and arc flash.
Perform QA/QC on calculations and studies performed by others.
Refine and maintain standards for power studies and reports across offices.
Assist project management with scheduling, scope development, and proposal development
Strategically contribute to overall firm goals
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
The ideal candidate is interested in power studies production work to support projects and has a background in physics or engineering as well as experience in building design or power studies.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
5+ years electrical power studies experience
Technical leadership and strong background in electrical studies
Knowledge of building codes, NFPA 70 & 70E, and IEEE 1584
Experience with SKM PowerTools
Strategic thinking, suggesting, and implementing improvements
Ability to listen to client needs, engage with design team members, and drive project beyond expectations
Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate

Preferred Qualifications:

Protective relaying design experience
Experience with ReliaSoft BlockSim
Large scale facilities or Mission Critical/Data Center experience
Experience with other power studies tools (SKM, ETAP, etc)

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 10%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: MILWAUKEE – N WATER ST
All locations: US-AZ-Tempe, US-GA-Atlanta, US-NY-Troy, US-WI-Milwaukee

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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