Requisition # 2018-8807 Department PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc Category Engineering Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for an Experimental Power Systems Engineer. Reporting to the Power Systems Group Leader, this position will provide electrical power engineering design, analysis and troubleshooting in support of PPPL's magnetic confinement fusion experiment.
Provide design support, analysis and troubleshooting for the experimental power systems consisting of medium voltage ac power distribution systems, multi-MW ac/dc thyristor converter systems, hardwired control systems, dc current measurement systems, protection systems and dc distribution (up to 6 kV).
During experimental operations, assume the role of Power Conversion Engineer in Charge, acting as the point of contact for the power system including providing control inputs to the power converters and making operational decisions regarding the power system.
BS Electrical Engineering. MS Electrical Engineering preferred.
Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.
Experience in the design and operation of large power electrical and electronic systems in an industrial or scientific research environment is preferred. Experience with power systems typical of fusion or similar experimental devices including ac distribution, ac/dc conversion, dc distribution, instrumentation & control, protection, and grounding is highly desirable.
Experience using various commercial electrical engineering software tools. Experience with PSCAD is highly desirable.
Ability to interface effectively with a wide range of scientific and technical personnel.
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