Tech Staff

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Energy Systems group has expertise in the areas of microgrid systems, electric vehicles, communications, power converters, batteries, wide bandgap semiconductors, and energy systems engineering. The purpose of this group is to leverage this core expertise to architect, prototype, and build electrical power systems, power electronics, and embedded controls in support of large utility-connected microgrids, tactical microgrids, equipment for utility ancillary services and load management, and energy security system designs for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security sponsors.

The Energy Systems Group has an opening for a Power Systems Engineer to develop technologies and systems to improve the nation's energy resilience. The candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team to perform extreme event analysis and develop solutions to arrest power outages and prevent cascading power failures. This work will include developing analytical models, performing extreme event / N-k contingency analysis on the bulk power system, evaluating a novel power system dispatch and controls technology, and evaluating and siting potential large grid infrastructure investments.


·       A Ph. D in electrical engineering; or professionals with extensive industry experience and a BSE with 5+ years of experience.

·       Familiarity with power system protection, power distribution and control products, steady-state and transient analysis for power systems, especially optimal power flow (OPF)

·       Experience with power system simulation tools such as OpenDSS and PSS/E.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working with multidisciplinary teams.

Desired Skills:

·       Experience with transmission system power flow analyses, contingency analyses, and operations

·       Distribution system design, especially microgrids and DER integration.

·       Proficiency in Matlab / Simulink

·       Proficiency in at least one scripting language, preferably Python

·       C and C++ programming in both real-time and non-real-time environments

·       Experience with model validation

·       Experience with real-time simulation tools (e.g. RTDS, OPAL-RT, Typhoon HIL).

·       Experience with controller hardware-in-the-loop (HIL / C-HIL) technology, controller integration, and testing.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required

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