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CenterPoint Energy Senior Electric Engineer in Houston, Texas

Senior Electric Engineer - CEH02931

Center Point Energy is looking for a Senior Electric Engineer to join our Transmission Special Studies Team , located in Houston, TX .

You will have the ability to: perform advanced transmission system analyses that may include the following types of studies: steady-state power flow, short circuit, voltage stability, dynamic stability, and transfer capability.

We want you to know

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

Diversity and Inclusion

CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

What we bring to you

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid training

  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day

  • Subsides metro and parking discounts

  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off

  • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston

  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement

  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution with immediate 100% vesting.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Perform power flow studies to determine system improvements needed to maintain transmission system reliability.

  • Perform short circuit studies to determine system improvements needed to maintain transmission system reliability.

  • Perform stability studies to determine system improvements needed to maintain transmission system reliability.

  • Update power flow models to reflect changes in topology, resources and load.

  • Represent CenterPoint Energy on applicable ERCOT and NERC working groups, user groups and cross-functional teams.

  • Ensure compliance to applicable NERC standards, produce compliance reports and participate in audit activities.

  • Work cooperatively and jointly with other departments within the company.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Your background includes:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of electric utility or power engineering experience related to transmission planning which may include transmission line design or substation design

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License in the state of Texas

A bonus to have:

  • Dynamic Simulation experience

  • PSSE Software Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston-EC/DC

Job Posting Nov 15, 2021

Posting End Date Nov 29, 2021

Req ID: CEH02931