Senior Consultant, Manager, Associate Director – Power Systems | Infrastructure, Assets & Places (National)

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Work type: Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location: Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, Darwin, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide
Division: IAP & Futures

About you

You are a talented professional who shares our purpose of reducing the carbon emission in power sector by supporting Clients in the energy transition towards renewable energy. You have a passion towards power system development and understand the generation, transmission and distribution sector.

You are interested in working in teams with some of Australia’s most talented and recognised industry leaders in Power sector.

If you have professional experience in the following areas, please get in touch to see how we can work together! 

Power Systems: We work on power system studies in the following areas in NEM, WEM and PWC network: 

  • Power system model development and assessment for generation, transmission, distribution and industrial networks.
  • Grid connection studies for generator connection.
  • Grid compliance assessment testing and compliance monitoring
  • Generation and transmission planning
  • Distribution system planning
  • Hosting capacity assessment
  • New technology assessment for DER, EVs
  • Green hydrogen projects
  • Power quality assessment
  • Protection coordination and arc flash assessment
  • Assessment of power market ancillary services
  • Supporting infrastructure projects for the power system study support.

You and KPMG

Australia is witnessing a once-in-a-generation investment in power sector by all levels of government across Australia, backed by strong private sector participation.

Power system problems are becoming more complex due to paradigm shift in the way the power system has operated for decades. Fast changing technology in the renewable sector along with surge in development and penetration of these technology in the power system pose a challenge to power system engineers. These challenges require a good understanding of the fundamentals of power system and an attitude to think out of the box to come up with innovative solutions to non-traditional problems. Power System’s team is a part of a wider Engineering, Assets and Project Delivery team (EAPD) in KPMG and support all projects requiring power system studies.

Infrastructure, Assets and Places (IAP) is KPMG Australia’s combines our strategic, commercial, and technical capabilities. We are a national team and work with clients to meet their challenges at any stage of the project. Whether planning, procuring, delivering, operating or transitioning – we help to deliver projects that are environmentally sustainable, socially impactful and drive lasting economic growth.

Within IAP, our Engineering, Assets and Project Delivery team (EAPD) help clients to link business strategies with operational actions through data-led decision making to enable effective, efficient and safe delivery and operations of assets and infrastructure across the full lifecycle. Our work could include anything from developing business cases, managing infrastructure projects, building asset management capability, or optimising the maintenance and operations of assets. 

At KPMG we are invested in a culture of learning and we support and encourage ongoing learning with financial support to formal qualifications, courses and conferences. We also believe it’s important to provide flexibility and our online learning via our Degreed platform gives access to over 1000 courses, LinkedIn Learning, and career progression support and mentoring. 

We also encourage and support formal accreditations with Engineers Australia, the Australian Institute of Project Managers (AIPM), the Asset Management Council and many more professional membership organisations. 

To find out more about IAP click here.


Your opportunity

Your expertise will see you providing our valued clients with support in one or more of the following areas:

  • Perform wide range of power system studies as required for the project/engagement.
  • Perform steady state and dynamic studies using various power system study software (PSS/E, PSCAD and PowerFactory).
  • Prepare technical reports to document and demonstrate the findings of power system studies.
  • Coordinate with the technical teams from OEM to understand and resolve the issues found during studies.
  • Coordinate with the internal team to meet the project timelines.
  • Developing automation tools (scripts) to perform power system study, analyse and presenting the results.
  • Review of power system study report prepared by others.
  • Preparing technical proposal for power system study work.
  • Prepare project plans and cost estimates.
  • Work on other aspects like energy market, marginal loss factors, electrical safety, asset management, quality control, advisory, research on new technologies etc., based on the project requirement and interest.
  • Involve in internal team competency development.

 Your background 

  • Tertiary education in Electrical/Power system/Control systems
  • Experienced in power system projects in Australia.
  • Understanding of applicable Australian standards and National Electricity Rules.
  • Knowledge of using power system study software. Experience with PSSE, PSCAD or PowerFactory will be advantageous.
  • Experience on grid connection study projects in National Electricity Market (NEM) for renewable/synchronous generation.
  • Understanding of power system analysis and control.
  • Experience in writing scripts to automate the power system study and analysis. Experience with Python scripts will be advantageous.

Why now and why us?

As a priority growth area for KPMG Australia, EAPD is investing in both people and technology to enhance our capabilities – and to help our people flourish. We are involved in vast area of power system studies domain including Distribution systems, generation, transmission, industrial system and Infrastructure projects. We are working on some exciting projects in advisory and regulatory areas along with few innovative projects.

Join our growing team and help our diverse client base to achieve their targets of decarbonisation in the most efficient and sustainable way.  

The KPMG Difference

Our vision is to attract and retain the best people as a destination employer, offering rewarding careers and investing in the growth of our people.

Our people are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities, and characteristics that our people possess, and we share and learn from each other.

We are proud to be consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and for our achievements in LGBT+ workplace inclusion.

Our commitment to ‘Flexibility’ allows our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal or family life.  All roles are open to part-time or flexible arrangements. Our team work flexibly under our three-hub model, home-office-client, you choose how you work!

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 Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!


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