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Senior Power Systems Engineer

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Date: 01-Apr-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: Lloyds Register

Recruiting Entity: Vysus Group
Position Type: Permanent

Minimum Education Required: Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
Desired Experience : Power systems modelling (e.g. PSS/E, PowerFactory, PSCAD) ideally with some Australian utility background in power systems planning or operations

Relocation Provided: No (remote working available during COVID restrictions)






Company Information


Following a strategic carve-out from the Lloyd’s Register (LR) Group, LR’s Energy business is now Vysus Group.


Vysus Group is a leading engineering and technical consultancy offering specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertise across complex industrial assets, energy assets (oil and gas, nuclear, renewables), the energy transition, rail and road.




We’re a business with significant legacy. LR's Energy business was founded in the 1930s, following LR's diversification from marine assets into the oil and gas industry. Growing considerably through numerous strategic acquisitions, we have become one of the leading engineering consultancy partners of choice. We are driven by purpose to help clients manage risk and maximise performance, blending deep technical knowledge and data-driven insights with hands on expertise.

This is an exciting time to join Vysus Group. We’re now a standalone business, have an exciting new brand and have launched a new strategy that will see us truly leverage the depth of our technical engineering expertise whilst embracing digital and commercial innovation.


We see sustained growth and offer the opportunity to work within an exceptional team of electrical engineers across a large number of exciting generation projects within the renewable sector in Australia and beyond. We are currently recruiting for experienced Power Systems Engineer to work as a Senior.


With the complexities of grid connection, this role is essential for the successful development of a project, and Vysys Group is at the forefront of technical development and quality engineering approaches to resolving issues.  This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a successful business with a consistent client base and projects across the sector, and to work with a dedicated team focused on achieving success.



About the role

Our Power Systems Team plays a key role in the renewable energy space supporting the grid connection process for new generation projects through the application, registration, energisation and commissioning phases, ensuring that the project is able and ready to hit key milestones with AEMO and NSPs with the best technical solutions and engineering input. 


Vysus Group is after a Senior Engineer  who will work with project owners, investors, OEMs, Network Service Providers and AEMO to manage and support the grid connection requirements for new renewable generation projects, including undertaking power systems studies, and developing solutions to grid connection issues whether from weak grid scenarios or congestion in the sector.


The role is located in Melbourne, although flexibility is possible for the right candidate and offers remote working for proven staff. 



Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities will be:

  1. Undertake and deliver high quality Power Systems studies for renewable energy projects across the region, working closely with developers, investors, NSPs and AEMO
  2. Develop technical solutions to complex network and connection issues and resolve connection approaches for projects with particular issues.  Requires ability to think through problems in detail
  3. Contribute expertise and experience to drive successful connection for key projects in the industry
  4. Provide expert project management and support across a range of projects
  5. Ensure compliance with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards, to maintain a high-quality outcome
  6. Deliver excellent work on time and on budget
  7. Identifying opportunities for project extensions and future work
  8. Building internal networks to gain knowledge from senior colleagues and participate in competence network activities
  9. Developing business opportunities by establishing external network in many contexts, such as through client contacts


Qualifications and Experience:

  As a minimum the candidate must have the following:

  • Bachelors or Higher Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experienced with power systems modelling (e.g. PSS/E, PowerFactory, PSCAD) ideally with some utility background in power systems planning or operations.
  • Experience in leading and managing technical quality, timeline and budget for projects with $500K budgets with project management capabilities and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Adaptable and well organised with a practical minded approach and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Stakeholder negotiations to ensure successful project completions
  • Possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills, having the ability to adapt and work to tight deadlines, manage KPIs and recommendations
  • Experienced in managing data, spreadsheets and producing reports
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team in problem solving




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