Power Operations Engineer 3- #243


Contract: W2, 12 Month(s)

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required


  • Power Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Power Systems
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering

Job Description

  • 1 Year Contract-to-hire; 40 hrs/week
  • W2 Employee Only- NO CORP to CORP
  • Must be a Texas resident; Hybrid onsite/remote schedule (Tuesday/Wednesday ONSITE days in Taylor Texas, and the rest of the week can be remote from Texas)
  • Travel to/from ERCOT location(s) for required onsite days are not reimbursed as a travel expense under this contract
  • Starting range $48+/hr, DOE




Provides engineering analysis and technical support to ensure continuing reliable operations of the electric power grid in compliance with NERC Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Market Guides. Provides electrical engineering analysis and technical support for the planning and operation of the electric power system. Implements appropriate system modeling, develops tools and procedures to monitor and control the system, performs system studies, analyzes simulated or actual operating results, develops solutions to current or future system issues, and appropriately reports findings and recommendations.

Working in Grid Operations at ERCOT provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the real-time operations of the electric power grid while developing your engineering and leadership skills. Our world class, exceptional engineering teams work collaboratively with generators and control room operators to solve the energy demands of today using cutting edge technologies and resources.


  • Understands and applies principles, theories and concepts related to the profession and ERCOT's culture.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Impact is generally limited to specific assignments or projects.
  • May respond to inquiries and/or provide assistance and/or guidance to lower-level workers.
  • Works under the direction of a senior level engineer or supervisor/manager to complete departmental goals and assignments
  • Performs all work according to applicable rules and regulations including regulatory requirements and organization policies and procedures
  • Learns how to use and develop software tools that enhance system reliability and departmental/organizational efficiencies
  • Under direct supervision, participates in teams to obtain input, address comments and perform studies
  • May provide on the job training or help oversee the work of other engineers/analysts
  • May act as mentor and advisor to less experienced engineers/analysts
  • Typically works independently on assignments and projects
  • Participates in multifunctional teams to obtain input, address comments and perform studies
  • Assists in developing tools, processes and procedures that enhance system reliability and departmental/organizational efficiencies
  • Participates with other ERCOT departments to select and implement system changes as needed
  • Maintains knowledge of emerging trends and industry best practices



  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a power system engineer or similar type role
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in data querying, data analysis, coding, and automation
  • Experience within the electric utility industry highly preferred

Preferred Skills

    • Power Systems Studies Tool such as PSS/E, PowerWorld, DigSilent GmbH, GE EMS
    • Experience in Python, Matlab, VB/VBA, SAS, R, Tableau
    • Knowledge of and hands on experience with Machine Learning


  • Bachelor's Degree: Electrical Engineering or related field (Required)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required


  • PE Professional Engineer (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Required to be onsite in Taylor 2 days a week. Otherwise, may be flexible to work remotely from Texas Residence the other days in the week.


Preston-Hunter, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Preston-Hunter, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Preston-Hunter, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, qualified disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. Preston-Hunter, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. In the event you feel you have been harassed or discriminated against, immediately report the issue to Preston-Hunter, Inc. Human Resources. Preston-Hunter, Inc. encourages applicants of all ages, except for minors as federal law prohibits.
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