Power Systems Network Modeling Engineer #307


$32 - $38
Contract - W2
Contract - 2 Year(s)



Job Details

  • 2 Year Contract with possible extensions
  • W2 Employee Only- NO CORP to CORP
  • Candidate can work 100% remote from the U.S.
  • If local to Taylor, TX- hybrid 2 days a week onsite(which is preferred)
  • Starting range $32+/hr, DOE

Please provide the number of years experience that you possess, along with your skill level for each below:

  • Have you applied or interviewed with Ercot?
  • State that you’re residing in?
  • Willingness to relocate to Taylor, TX area?  
  • Willingness to meet onsite in Taylor Texas 2 days a week if local?
  • Available for W2 employment through Preston-Hunter for contract period?
  • Can you pass a 7- year background check?
  • Can you pass a drug screen?
  • Full legal name?
  • Experience planning models using: 
  • Modeling tools written in 
  •  NERC standards?
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering?
  • Programming languages:
  •  Python?
  • Java?
  •  C#?
  •  VB?
  • Excel VBA?
  • Experience within the electric utility industry?
  • Experience with software tools like Git/BitBucket and Jira?
  • SQL?


  • Provides backfill support for modeling. Facilitates Senior Modelers having more bandwidth to address questions and coordination of CIM 16 Upgrade Project.


  • Model Development
    • Develops operations models from the Network Model Management System (NMMS)
    • Works with the Network Data Support Working Group (NDSWG) members on operational model data exchange and transmission network model maintenance in NMMS
    • Develops steady state and geomagnetic disturbance models with the Steady State Working Group (SSWG) using Model On Demand (MOD) and PSS/E
    • Develops short circuit models with the System Protection Working Group (SPWG) using ASPEN Oneliner
    • Coordinates the model and contingency building processes for SSWG and SPWG, ensuring transmission service providers (TSPs) submit data, validates data submissions, resolves modeling issues, performs generation modeling and dispatching, and produces data products for the planning models
    • Works with the SPWG and SSWG on data exchange methods and transmission network model maintenance methodologies
  • Generation Modeling
    • Reviews generator and transmission equipment data submitted by resource entities and works with resource entities to correct invalid model data
    • Models transmission generation sites and distributed generation resources in the ERCOT planning models using PSS/E and ASPEN
    • Maintains and develops generation modeling tools written in Java and Python
  • Modeling Application Support
    • Manages transmission system model software infrastructure and develops tools to assist in managing transmission models which includes database infrastructure, model data exchange interfaces, and data export formats
    • Develops and maintains modeling software tools in Java, to validate transmission network data submissions using electrical engineering principles by doing data comparison and validity checks
    • Develops rules to validate data submissions in operations and planning models using SQL
    • Manage projects to upgrade the NMMS and MOD applications to implement desired new functionality, reviews system patches, and helps administers servers
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Provides training and mentoring of members of the Engineering Development Program (EDP)
    • Works closely with ERCOT Network Model Maintenance, Network Model Coordination, Resource Integration, System Operations, System Planning, Forward Markets, Client Services, and Grid Applications Development
    • Reviews, drafts, and presents changes to the Protocols, Guides, procedures, training material for EDP and for Market Participants (MPs), and other supporting ERCOT documents relative to modeling
    • Reviews changes to NERC standards to assess if changes to modeling methodologies are needed



  • Bachelor s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, or a combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with knowledge equivalent to a major in such fields.


  • Has experience with at least one of the following programming languages or equivalent: Python, Java, C#, VB, Excel VBA
  • Has experience with at least one of the following power system simulators or equivalent: PowerWorld, PSS/E, ASPEN Oneliner
  • Experience with SQL is preferred but not required
  • Experience with software tools like Git/BitBucket and Jira is preferred but not required
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in cross discipline teams


  • Minimum 1 to 2 years (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible experience as a power system engineer or similar type role.
  • Experience within the electric utility industry preferred.


  • Employees may be required to be on-site at least twice per week, or more as needed based on business needs in Taylor, TX.
  • Work arrangements are subject to business needs and are subject to change accordingly.
  • Employees that are required on-site during tight grid conditions or emergency grid operations

The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.

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