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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked in the top 5 in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings. 

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    Our employees gain valuable work experience that provides them with the career boost that they are seeking. We need people like you to help us move the industry forward and continue to shape the future of energy policy. Join us and help make a difference! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid. 

    This position is located in the Office of Energy Infrastructure Security.  The Office provides leadership, expertise, and assistance to the Commission in identifying, communicating, and seeking comprehensive solutions to significant potential cyber and physical security risks to the energy infrastructure under the Commission’s jurisdiction.  The Office will both formulate and make recommendations for Commission action and undertake collaborative engagement with other federal and state agencies and the energy industry to work to identify and communicate risks and vulnerabilities to this nation’s energy infrastructure and assist with the development of collaborative mitigation actions to minimize such risks.

    Major Duties for the Electrical Engineer:

    • Provides team leadership, technical guidance and performs highly visible and critical cross-discipline engineering studies and analyses of energy transmission system, electrical power networks, and utility system operations. Analyzes, modifies and develops system models.  Provides technical recommendations and support based on results of studies. Provides analytical analyses, engineering and technical advice and assistance on other technical matters such as Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) in support of the Office mission.
    • Serves as a subject matter expert and technical adviser to management on issues of energy infrastructure security as well as on issues involving power systems engineering and modeling and design, efficiency, operations and planning, and geomagnetic disturbance and electromagnetic pulse
    • Serves as a subject matter expert to the Commission, the Commission Offices and to other Federal agencies on engineering issues arising in the energy industry, including those involving the bulk power system and energy infrastructure security

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0850 Electrical Engineering

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