About us

Middleton Group is an Australian owned and operated consultancy, with a team of engineers and project managers, who thrive on solving complex power and energy challenges through innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence. We specialise in all the major engineering market segments including transportation, sustainable energy, industrial and power utilities. Our services include:

  • Strategy and planning
  • Design and engineering
  • Project management and delivery
  • Operations and maintenance

We believe it is our responsibility to create a sustainable energy future for our communities. We understand that it is incumbent upon every individual within our organisation to help our local industry partners and communities to move toward sustainable power usage and renewable energy.

At Middleton Group, we aim to develop future leaders for the industry in a collaborative environment and strive to create an exceptional place to work for our people. Working with us, you will benefit from:

  • Varied and challenging work
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Supportive and nurturing working policies

About this opportunity

We are looking for a driven power systems engineer to support Middleton Group’s grid connection application projects. The power systems engineer will be focusing on power systems modeling studies and analysis for new solar farms, wind farms, BESS, and hybrid generator connections throughout Australia, using tools such as PSS®E, PSCAD, and DIgSILENT PowerFactory.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with project engineers and team leaders
  • General electrical engineering design tasks such as cable sizing
  • Perform static and dynamic simulations using tools such as PSS®E, PSCAD and DIgSILENT PowerFactory
  • Review static and dynamic simulation results and compare them to performance criteria
  • Use and contribute to python automation repositories
  • Prepare connection application project documentation and reports such as Releasable User Guides (RUGs) and Generator Performance Standards (GPS) reports

Benefits of working with us

  • Grow your career under the guidance and support of ‘best in industry’ technical experts
  • Enjoy the freedom to develop and create solutions to tomorrow’s challenges
  • Be exposed to varied and challenging work
  • Work with a great team who are all committed to the same goals as you
  • Enjoy working within our modern office environment (post COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Access broader industry expertise where required through our extensive professional networks, sub-consultants and partners
  • Enjoy direct day-to-day interaction with our clients and partners
  • Enjoy flexible and family-friendly working arrangements
  • Flexible working locations (Offices in Melbourne and Sydney) (post COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Professional annual memberships paid for (i.e. CPEng, EA, EESA)
  • Competitive Remuneration Package

Eligibility

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in relevant field
  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Experience using PSS®E, PSCAD or DIgSILENT PowerFactory, preferably as part of grid connection studies 
  • Experience using Python, preferably interfacing with PSS®E, PSCAD or DIgSILENT PowerFactory 
  • Basic familiarity with sections of the NER relating to grid connection applications (e.g. Chapter 5, S5.2) 
  • Basic familiarity with AEMO’s modelling requirements 
  • Basic familiarity with AEMO and Network Service Provider grid connection processes 
  • Basic familiarity with general electrical engineering design principles such as control, protection and equipment sizing 
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking 
  • Strong oral communication skills 
  • Strong written communication skills and experience preparing user documentation and reports for external stakeholders 

The following skills/experience will be highly valued:

  • Experience using software development tools such as Git (or similar) 
  • Experience developing Graphical User Interfaces for software applications 
  • Basic understanding of web development (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) 
  • Experience working with databases and SQL (or similar) 
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services 
  • Experience writing PSS®E user models 

How to apply

If you want to develop your career with us, apply online today!

To apply directly, simply submit your CV, cover letter and references to info@middletongroup.com.au, we would love to hear from you!

Application closing date: Friday 10th of September.

Middleton Group thrives to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. People of all genders, ethnicity, identity, thought and experiences are welcomed.