Senior/Principal Consultant


Chandler, AZ, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 101 2ND ST STE 1000, San Francisco, CA, 94105-3651

About Nexant

Nexant is a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides innovative solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government entities worldwide. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, Nexant and its 600+ employees work from over 30 global offices providing deep technical expertise and regional knowledge to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results.

Job Description


About the Job

Nexant is looking for a Senior/Principal level Distribution Planning and Analysis Engineer who will lead distribution-related consulting services offered to our utility, project developer and other clients. The Senior Distribution Planning and Analysis Engineer should also have prior experience in distribution system engineering and operations, as well as interconnecting distributed energy resources (DERs) such as distributed PV and energy storage on the distribution system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform and/or review utilities’ distribution expansion plans using loadflow software and other customized tools.
  • Perform and/or review DG interconnection and hosting capacity studies
  • Perform and/or review feeder-level load forecasting using statistical and data analysis tools on AMI and SCADA data.
  • Perform and/or review potential/adoption studies of electric vehicles and DERs such as PV solar and energy storage
  • Take part in business development activities, lead proposals, secure and manage studies
  • Serve as the in-house expert on all matters related to distribution planning, operations and grid modernization
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Strong Experience in the following areas:
    • Distribution planning, engineering and capital budgeting.
    • Using simulation software such as CYME, Synergi etc. for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit and other calculations.
    • DG interconnection and hosting capacity analysis.
    • Development and use of distribution reliability performance metrics (SAIDI, SAIFI, etc.)
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Analyzing large volumes of SCADA and AMI data using statistical and data analysis tools
    • Feeder-level load forecasting using software such as LoadSEER or utility developed software
    • Performing potential/adoption studies of EVs and DERs such as PV and energy storage
  • Knowledge of distribution system protection, distribution system operations and grid modernization technology such as ADMS, DERMS.
  • Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in electric utility distribution planning, engineering and operations. Candidates with significant experience will be considered for a Principal level position.
  • Software skills: Statistical packages such as Stata, JMP, SAS; Python, data analysis software, MS Office
  • Registration as Professional Electrical Engineer is a plus.
  • Must be able to travel locally, nationally or internationally up to approximately 10% of the time. *Must include if applicable. If not applicable, disregard.



Salary and Benefits (U.S.)

Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.



About Nexant

Nexant is a premier provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy Industry focused on the next generation intelligent grid, distributed energy resources, and the digital customer experience. Operating from 20 offices around the world, the company's team of industry professionals has completed more than 5,000 engagements in over 70 countries. Nexant's clients include over 200 utility and software services customers. We work with over 300 chemical and petroleum majors, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. Find out more at

Utility Software and Services: We deliver software-enabled strategy, consulting, and implementation services. Software has developed and commercialized a number of industry-leading software platforms and applications including iEnergy®, Grid360™, and iHedge®. Utility Services works with clients to drive customer energy savings; ensure cost-effective program design, implementation, management, and evaluation; and promote customer engagement.


Diversity & Sustainability at Nexant
At Nexant, diversity, equality, and inclusion matter. We have made a firm commitment to address diversity in every aspect of our business operations. We recognize that to be successful, it is vital to celebrate our differences, provide fair opportunity, and learn from one another.
The management of energy, water and other vital resources is in a pivotal moment in history. We believe we have an opportunity to empower sustainable activities as a business and as individuals.This belief is infused in our relationships with employees, clients, our supply chain, and the environment. We are proud of our sustainability achievements as a company and how our business aligns with the goal of a resourceful, responsible, and sustainable world. Nexant has been recording, reporting, and offsetting our North American office carbon emissions with The Climate Registry since 2008. Nexant is a member of EUISSCA, an alliance of US electric utilities and their suppliers that was formed to promote a robust and sustainable electric utility industry supply chain.


Every day, Nexant employees partner with customers to reimagine the world we live in and create a more sustainable energy tomorrow.

Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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