Power Systems Dynamics Model Writer

Job Description

Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Digital Grid
Requisition Number: 234512
Primary Location: United States-New York-Schenectady
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.


With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.


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Position Overview

As a Dynamics Model Writer with Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI), part of the Energy Grid Simulation business, you will join the PTI software development team and be responsible for maintaining and developing new analysis and modeling components of the PTI PSS® software platform relating to power system dynamics modeling and simulation. Combining your domain knowledge of power systems dynamics modeling with your skill as a software engineer to write the code for power system dynamics models, you will work along with other team members to enhance our industry leading power system simulation software.

Position Responsibilities

• Writing the computer code for algorithms which simulate the dynamic behavior of power system components. 

• Validating your models for engineering accuracy.

• Working with the PTI software development team on designing, developing, testing and documenting the software.
• Maintaining and developing components of the PTI PSS® software platform under the direction of the development manager or an expert engineer, with a focus on dynamics models and modeling frameworks.
• Creating robust tests for the QA team to assess performance, correctness and usability of the software.
• Providing estimations and analysis of tasks required for development, and actively participate in product status reviews.
• Staying abreast of any and all new developments in the area of power system analysis, modeling and optimization with particular focus on power system dynamics.

Required Knowledge/Skills and Experience

• Detailed knowledge of power systems dynamics modeling practices. 

• Knowledge of current power system analysis methodologies and the ability to research, investigate, and apply new and complex modeling and analysis techniques.
• Knowledge of power system modeling, power flow solutions and contingency analysis.
• Experience developing in C/C++ or Fortran, preferably in the MS Visual Studio environment.
• Knowledge of control engineering
• Proficiency in the modeling of power system components, especially for dynamics simulation.
• Prior experience with creating dynamic simulation models for power system components is a plus
• Working knowledge of PSS®E or other power system analysis tools, particularly on larger real-world networks as it applies to transmission planning analysis, is a plus

Other Requirements:

• Excellent communication and presentation skills - written and verbal.
• Strong organization skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks at one time.
• Team player, customer focused with good interpersonal skills, positive and energetic attitude.
• Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.


• Masters in Power Systems Engineering, preferably a PhD or equivalent work or research experience.
• Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar field a plus.

• A mixture of both is best as this position is a mixture of power systems engineering and software engineering.



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