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Graduate Smart Grid Engineer

Company and Role Overview

Smarter Grid Solutions supplies unique products and services to electricity transmission and distribution network operators in the UK, Europe and North America. These services are centered on the Active Network Management (ANM) of distributed energy resources across transmission and distribution networks. SGS is growing its Integration Practice to meet the high demand for our smart grid control systems.

A Graduate Smart Grid Engineer is sought to join this team and assist with the technical design and delivery of production systems. This role requires someone with a working knowledge of the technology components and trends that intersect industrial control, power systems and ICT.

The candidate will deploy SGS products in the field and will participate in the delivery and support of systems throughout their lifecycle.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Deliver and support operational Active Network Management Systems
  • Prepare system requirements, functional specifications, test specifications and other documentation for SGS projects
  • Design data interfaces between SGS products and external systems, e.g. SCADA, Data Historians, Generator Control Systems
  • Integrate control and field instrumentation, measurement devices, test rigs and harnesses for production projects
  • Configuration, testing, and commissioning of ANM platforms and applications in production and pre-production environments
  • Provide 2nd tier customer technical support for Smart Grid deployments
  • Maintain knowledge of latest research, development and trial activities in the domain and identify opportunities consistent with SGS capabilities, platforms and target markets

Required Experience and Capabilities

  • BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Control, Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Understand software engineering lifecycle and documentation process for design, development and support
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills

Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • Understanding of automation and control platforms, e.g. Programmable Logic Controllers, RTUs, industrial PCs, single-board computers, microcontrollers
  • Understanding of utility communication architectures, standards and protocols, including: DNP3, Modbus, OPC, IEC61850
  • Experience with Windows and Linux platforms
  • Software development experience using IEC 61131-3, Java or C# programming languages and/or scripting and interfacing languages such as Python and Groovy
  • Understanding of software version control services, e.g. Git, Subversion
  • Understanding of grid regulation and DER in connection issues
  • Knowledge of current and emerging smart grid technologies
  • Understanding of IT communication networking
  • Understanding of IT security practices and cyber security risks
  • Experience of working with Electricity utilities



New York – We would consider hybrid/remote working


Job Type

Full-time (ask us about flexible working)


Compensation and Benefits

Competitive basic salary + annual company performance bonus

US Benefits include: 28 days holiday (increases with service), 5% company matched 401k contributions, exceptional health insurance and life assurance coverage.

If you’re interested in applying for this position or have any questions about the role or life at Smarter Grid Solutions we’d love to hear from you! We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!


  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Casual dress


In return, you’ll be joining a highly engaged and passionate team that rewards commitment and achievement!

 If you’re interested in applying for this position or have any questions about the role or life at Smarter Grid Solutions we’d love to hear from you!  Please email a CV/resume (or your questions) to [email protected].  We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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