Senior Planning Engineer


Location: Remote - AU/NZ only

Job Type: Full time


  • Flexible, hybrid & dynamic working environment
  • Competitive salary and great benefits
  • Based at Sydney – Ultimo

Are you an expert in Power System Analysis and passionate about contributing to the transformation of Australia’s electricity system? This role is perfect if you love combining a sound knowledge of the electricity, renewable energy, new technologies and transmission planning with economics and strategy.

The Senior Planning Engineer will take a leading role in the modelling, analysis, and provision of recommendations for high voltage transmission system developments and the energy system more broadly, to help guide the long-term planning of NSW’s transmission system and major interconnectors and identified Renewable Energy Zones.

Working across the Network Planning and Operations business unit, you will contribute to thought-leading analysis to identify the optimal development of Transgrid’s transmission system and interconnections in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) under a range of future scenarios. You will identify and assess the most robust and lowest cost way to support the decarbonisation of our economy. You will develop high level plans for longer term network developments, work closely with others within the business to assess the feasibility of new technologies to support the energy transition and collaborate with economists to prove the value of new transmission developments.

In the role of the Senior Engineer in Major Projects Planning you will:

  • Undertake power system analysis to identify network and non-network solutions for transmission system issues (primarily in PSSE and/or PowerFactory)
  • Apply modelling and data driven approach to assessing the optimal long-term development of Transgrid’s transmission system, interconnectors, and the energy system more broadly
  • Analyse the implications of future scenarios, policies, or events, such as the unexpected coal closures on the energy system, to ensure we are planning a robust energy system
  • Keep abreast of changes in technologies, the National Electricity Market and relevant legislation to assess its impact on operations of the NSW high voltage network and Transgrid’s business
  • Review Major Projects Planning processes, policies, and guidelines to achieve improved team performance
  • Participate in discussions with stakeholders to build long lasting relationships with industry groups including AEMO and other TNSPs, and exemplify collaborative behaviours to ensure stakeholder requirements are included

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications at degree level in an appropriate discipline, with Electrical Engineering degree being the most relevant
  • Extensive power system analysis experience using PSSE
  • Experience in market modelling and application of Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) will be an advantage
  • Extensive knowledge of national and international planning standards and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical networks engineering, and operations
  • Excellent knowledge of the energy industry, the National Electricity Market, and new technologies
  • Well-developed analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively with a range of persons including customers, suppliers, contractors, other technical experts, and senior management (written and verbal).

Recognition & Reward

  • Structured leadership and development programs
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements available
  • 14 weeks Parental Leave (includes adoption)
  • 2 weeks Other Parent Leave
  • 6 weeks Share the Care Leave
  • Annual picnic day (additional day off)
  • Salary sacrifices options for superannuation and motor vehicles (subject to ATO requirements)
  • Moving leave
  • Emergency/disaster leave

In return for your hard work, we have numerous benefits and initiatives to support you personally and professionally including but not limited to private health insurance discount, motor vehicle lease plan, career development support, study assistance program and workplace flexibility.

Join us and make it happen for your career, and for the millions of Australians who rely on our services every day.

Applications close on 2nd April 2023

Our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, we will assess applications as they are received.

Please note that we do not accept agency introductions as Transgrid operates a direct sourcing model.

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