Skills and Experience

Research and analysis

  • Technical due diligence studies for transmission and distribution networks
  • Safety reviews and standards analysis for inverter generation and lithium ion batteries
  • Electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility compliance assessment
  • Power system modelling and analysis; load flow, fault calculations, dynamic stability, power quality, EMTP
  • Hardware-in-the-loop real-time modelling of power system automation using RTDS with GTNET

Data analytics, spatial analysis, and modelling

  • Condition monitoring analytics and visualisation for grid-scale lithium ion battery systems
  • Real-time online condition monitoring of high voltage insulation
  • Data collection and model development to predict CO2-e emissions from power stations using SCADA logs
  • Monte Carlo analysis for project development and RF link performance
  • Strategic planning of electricity distribution and sub-transmission networks, using spatial data for system development and identification of future sites and corridors
  • Mapping and terrain analysis for RF link planning

Systems engineering

  • Design analysis and review; engineering change management (MOC and ECP)
  • System safety engineering
  • Model Based System Engineering; SysML, DODAF, UAF
  • Documentation of system/sub-system context and development of interface specifications
  • ISO 9001 / AS 9100 quality management systems

Design and manufacturing

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Prototyping and initial production of electronics for high voltage transmission utilities
  • Embedded systems programming; DSP, FPGA, microcontrollers, Windows GUIs
  • Solution development for strategic Defence communications systems (HF radio and SATCOM)
  • Cybersecurity awareness for utility networks, defence communication and aviation systems; DSPF, ISM, NERC CIP, NIST RMF

Integration, commissioning and test

  • Problem solving of compliance and fault-finding installation errors
  • VoIP communications, substation automation and timing, use of complex test equipment (electrical, aviation and RF)
  • Test planning and execution; Test Engineer and Test Director for formal Defence V&V activities
  • Real-time computer networking for critical applications; Ethernet, IP, IEC 61850 (GOOSE and Sampled Values)
  • Time and frequency distribution design and test; IRIG-B, NTP, PTP (IEEE 1588)

Business development and stakeholder engagement

  • New product concept, proposal development and prototyping
  • Technical lead for tender development and customer briefings for Defence communications and C2 RFI/RFT
  • Stakeholder briefing and technical on-boarding
  • Document and graphic preparation for tender responses
  • Strategic distribution network planning representation for whole-of-government urban development (SEQRP)