The Antarctic Support Contract at Leidos currently has an opening for a Power Systems Engineer in Centennial, Colorado. The Power Systems Engineer will be re sponsible for optimization of the power generation plants, the waste heat recovery and the waste heat delivery systems at South Pole and McMurdo Stations. The position is responsible for accumulating all necessary temperature, flow and control system data to maintain a station wide heat balance and to show all system and sub-system efficiencies in graphical form for presentation on a monthly basis. The position uses this data to suggest operating changes both at the power plant and at throughout the station to enhance efficiencies and lower operating costs.
PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment will be required in this position. This position requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical, dental, and psychological examinations for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. US citizenship or permanent residency is required. It is expected the Power Systems Engineer will deploy for 6-8 weeks annually.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
- Works closely with the facilities engineering staff to maximize waste heat capture, delivery of same to the station and minimize fuel consumption thus ensuring efficient and economical operation of station power and water production plant.
- Upholds the management of change process for all civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical and software systems.
- Performs root cause analysis of equipment and system failures with other facilities staff and acts to correct system deficiencies through the management of change (CCR) process to correct and prevent future recurrences.
- Assures expedient response to unplanned power outages through the power plant staff.
- Interacts with and supervises plant personnel to schedule and perform operation, maintenance and repairs on power, water and sewer production in accordance with ASC standards.
- Oversees the resupply process to assure adequate and accurate restocking of consumables and replacement parts.
- Works through the power plant staff to assure inventory to at least 95% accuracy.
- Files status reports on schedule and metrics regarding the state of operations in power and water plants.
- Assists in creating and monitoring annual budgets.
- Ensures operational logbooks are maintained to accepted standards.
- Tracks and maintains capital equipment inventory.
- Ensures compliance with applicable Safety, Environment, Health, and Waste Management policies and procedures. Plans safety training programs in liaison with EH&S. Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
- Tracks and updates both permanent and temporary power plant generation capacity vs actual measured loads, and makes updates for load forecasting, including min/mzx/average loading broken down by all major science, support, and construction loads.
- Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
- Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position's work activities.
- Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
- Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
- Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure
- Performs other duties as required.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of six years experience in process engineering to include the optimization of power plants or heat transfer systems is required. Experience with microturbines is desired. A closely related engineering degree and a minimum of six years experience in process engineering to include the optimization of power plants or heat transfer systems is required.
Certifications and/or Licensing Requirements: Professional Engineering Certification is preferred.
Training: Training or experience using Skyspark software is desired.
PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment will be required in this position. This position requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical, dental, and psychological examinations for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.