Senior Power Systems Engineer | London with Remote | Full-time

  • Full Time
  • London
  • 07 March, 2024

Why join Reactive: Joining Reactive Technologies means becoming part of a dynamic team at the forefront of the energy revolution. We are passionate about enabling low carbon grids and driving a more sustainable, efficient, and resilient energy ecosystem. As a prospective employee, you’ll have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies that have a real and positive impact on our planet. Our team is dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and making a difference in the world of energy. We offer a stimulating, inclusive, and supportive work environment where your ideas are valued and your professional growth is a priority. If you’re looking to be part of a team that’s shaping the future of low carbon energy and eager to contribute to a greener world, join us on this exciting journey. To find out more, please visit

Our company: Reactive Technologies is an innovative global hi-tech & cleantech company accelerating the transition to a Net Zero future by creating and implementing cutting-edge grid measurement technologies to address the energy industry’s greatest challenges. Reactive has more than 250+ patents granted globally, with international hubs in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America.

Job description: The main role of the Senior Power Systems Engineer is to support Reactive’s growing portfolio of electrical network measurement and monitoring solutions and their delivery to the customers globally. If you are a dynamic Power Systems Engineer with a strong track record of excellence and are passionate about playing a key part in the global renewable energy transition, then you could be right for our growing team of energy industry and technology experts to help our mission of delivering low carbon energy systems globally.  


  • Senior Power System Engineer will be responsible for supporting technical projects and elements of solution architecture, technical deliverables and ensure the highest quality for our customers. 
  • Support new product development by applying power systems modelling, signal processing, and/or machine learning and analysis techniques.    
  • Support customers and the sales team by describing technical content and driving sale conversion by earning technical trust with the customer – you need to ‘speak their language’ and understand their pain points to suggest and provide valuable solutions on time and at high professional quality.  
  • Support Project Managers in project costing, scoping decisions and translating customer technical requirements into actionable work items.    
  • Help identify and mitigate project delivery risks.    
  • Support proposal development and management reporting.    
  • Work closely with R&D and Operational functions to ensure new and existing products can be fully delivered.    

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking environment without constant supervision. Exhibits personal drive and highly motivated.    
  • Innovative with deep technical knowledge of power system stability challenges and mitigation solutions globally.    
  • Ability to reduce complexity into key, scalable requirements and to communicate effectively both in internal and external contexts.    
  • Able to wear both technical and commercial ‘hats’, experience of techno-economic assessments and to communicate and engage effectively at senior/c level.   
  • Experience in scoping, delivery or operation of Grid, Utility or Energy Services.    
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.    

Desirable Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • PhD and at least 2 years industry experience or University Masters degree in Power Systems engineering and 5 years industry experience   
  • Background in power system modelling and dynamic simulations (i.e. DIgSILENT PowerFactory, PSCAD, PSS/e, etc).    
  • Knowledgeable in power system challenges and phenomena occurring/developing as a result of the transition to net zero and the increased integration of inverter-based renewable energy sources to the grid, e.g. oscillations, low system strength, low inertia, etc. 
  • Experience in a R&D environment/role is a plus. 
  • Background and/or knowledge of programming (i.e. Python, Matlab, etc). 
  • Experience in costing and tendering response related work.  
  • Experience in presenting technical content in conferences.   
  • Experience in a client-facing role in addition to any operational roles.    
  • Knowledge of smart grid technologies from a DSO or TSO environment.   
  • Background in/knowledge of signal processing, and/or pattern recognition/machine learning techniques is a plus.  
  • Background and/or knowledge of system/architecture design – e.g. SCADA, data protocols and secondary plant configuration is a plus.  

What we offer

Our belief is that a well-rewarded workforce with a compelling mission will result in a more engaged and productive team. As a start-up, we are agile, have a flat structure and offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Annual performance-based bonus schemes
  • Share Options scheme
  • Long service holiday scheme and holiday purchase scheme (UK)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private Medical and 4 x life Insurance scheme
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Flexible working patterns to manage work life balance
  • Professional and dynamic work environment

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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