What does a Power Engineer do?

Power systems engineers perform a wide range of tasks related to the planning, design, building, and operation of power systems of all types. They conduct power systems modeling and analysis, load flow analysis, and other studies of the systems to determine their performance and capacity. They may provide technical support services, such as assisting with implementing automation and digitalization systems and programs. They may also handle hardware and software programming and integration.

Power systems engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical field, although some roles do require a master’s degree. They must be experienced with systems modeling and analysis, and comfortable using related tools and programs. They may also need programming skills, and should have good project management capabilities.

Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Power Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$94,105 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $94K
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Power Engineer Career Path

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Power Systems Engineer Intern
Mar. 4, 2021

“Communication between all levels is one of the best I've seen in a company.”

We EnergiesWe Energies
Power Generation
Mar. 2, 2020

“Retirement match is great and my work group was fun.”

Rodan EnergyRodan Energy
Power Systems Engineer
May 27, 2019

“Colleagues are friendly and enjoyable to work with.”

Huawei TechnologiesHuawei Technologies
Power Engineer
Jun. 19, 2021

“No work and life balance”

Power Engineer
Nov. 26, 2021

“every things is good only pay is no good.”

National Thermal PowerNational Thermal Power
Power Engineer
Sep. 16, 2021

“Good Atmosphere to learn and grow.”

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Aug. 27, 2020

“insurance is not the best”

Fraser Valley Regional DistrictFraser Valley Regional District
4th Class Power Engineer
Jun. 11, 2020

“good people to work with”

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