Career Opportunities

PHOENIX: 40 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe AZ 85281 Office

Power Studies Engineer (Early Career)

Who We Are:

Keep the internet running and the world working! 

At kW Mission Critical Engineering, a part of WSP USA, that’s exactly what we do.

Simply, data centers are buildings that store information technology. These mission critical facilities must remain operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your role is to design the building infrastructure—power and cooling systems—to make sure that happens.

Be a part of an engineering team where from day one, you will collaborate and add value to every project. Gain invaluable experience early in your career. Not only will you be designing building systems, you’ll interact with all internal mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and telecommunication engineers, external design partners like architects and structural engineers, and equipment vendors for the development of drawings and specifications. Then, travel to project locations during construction and watch your designs being built for some of the largest companies in the world.

Do you want to work on innovative, award-winning projects, travel and see your designs being built, and enjoy an occasional game of ping-pong, lunch and learn, or after-hours’ camaraderie? Are you looking for career growth? Join our great people at our great places designing great projects.

What You’ll Do:

As a Power Studies Engineer with us, you will develop and refine your skills in model building, data entry (cables and feeders as well as circuit breakers and relays), circuit breaker selective coordination (TCCs) and arch flash analysis. You’ll use these skills to contribute to larger projects, involving generator plants, medium voltage distribution, and uninterruptible power systems and to compile your findings into final reports for project leads.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Coordinate with internal design leads and clients to obtain required information, discuss options, and develop solutions

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate enjoys performing analytical calculations and thinking analytical about data. A background in physics or engineering is preferred as well as experience in building design or power studies.

MINIMUM Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or physics
  • 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
  • Knowledge of building codes, NFPA 70 & 70E, and IEEE 1584
  • Protective relaying design experience
  • Internship in building design or power studies
  • Large scale facilities or Mission Critical/Data Center experience
  • Experience with power studies tools (SKM, ETAP, etc)

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