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Substation Engineer Protection & Control (25571)

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Posted by: BHI Energy <> on November 10, 2017 at 09:17:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 70801

BHI Energy continues to grow, seeking qualified Substation Oversight Inspector. Ideal candidiate(s) will be located in the Louisiana corrdider within commuting distance of Baton Rouge and New Orleans area. This will be a field assignment for 6 to 12 month duration in an Oversight role providing monitoring and inspection of substation electrical relays / protection & control. 3rd party oversight support documented with safety, work compliance, reports, and contractor tracking.
Seeking candidates for construction engineer on system protection and control projects for electric utility substations. Successful candidate will oversee relay and control installation and commissioning performed by contractor.
• Participate in on-site field scoping meetings
• Participate in Contractors' Pre-Construction/Safety Kickoff meetings
• Ensure contractor inventories all material delivered to site.
• Work with design engineers when deficiencies are noted
• Monitor quality by the contractor in field
• Monitor Relay Protection & Control, SCADA (RTU) & Communication Systems for safe, efficient installation, commissioning
• Complete reporting and photo recording processes
• Coordinate with other contractors and inspectors on site
• Perform quality assurance checks during construction
• Monitor schedule and progress versus requested in service date
Required qualifications:
• Understanding of procedures, programs, and standards of protective system, SCADA, IEC 61850, IEEE Protection Standards and power industry business are preferred
• Familiarity of protective relay settings/testing software and tools are desired
• Field/construction experience a plus
• Demonstrates good engineering judgment
• Strong engineering analysis and problem solving skills
Assists with oversight in the construction and/or modification of switch-yards, substations, including facility upgrades. Responsible for meeting the quality, scope, schedule, and financial objectives of construction projects.

Manages contractor work progress and completion while meeting Company standards and expectations per contract agreements. Ensures the job keeps moving on schedule and works with the contractor to avoid/mitigate issues. Performs field and record inspections to ensure compliance with complex material, equipment, contract, or design specifications. Assists with developing procedures and practices relating to Company work or new equipment installations and operation. Assists with reviewing switching procedures, and assists with coordinating any clearances with Company control authorities. Ability to recognize and address safety issues on-site. Communicates verbally and in writing with customers, Company personnel, outside agencies and other utilities for purposes of project negotiations, assistance, information gathering, and departmental support.

Provides assistance to contract inspectors. Assists with scheduling field assignments, field changes, material or equipment purchases, studies recommendations commitment of Company funds, and attempts to secure customer satisfaction. Understands and applies knowledge of applicable codes, specifications, standards, and engineering practices and principles to area of responsibility.

General knowledge & experience with construction, construction contracts, Company practices & standards, tools used, specifications, etc. Ability to manage, plan, & organize concurrent activities under severe time constraints. Knowledge of right of way terms, environmental regulations & governmental guidelines. Ability to delicately balance economic variables, customer requirements, and Company interests to derive a solution. Ability to read and interpret electrical and construction designs. Ability to effectively interface with a variety of internal and external customers. Understanding of existing guidelines and policies.


Bachelor's degree in a related field with 10+ years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline. Ideal candidate will have Engineering degree; primarily in Electrical or Civil.

Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and answer questions from groups of customers, clients, management, or other employees of organization.

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply risk analysis. Ability to develop recommendations to assist with the resolution of design and field issues. Ability to coordinate field changes, material or equipment delivery/inspections, and makes sure work is performed in compliance with safety guidelines.

Construction projects range in multi-million dollar costs. Successful completion of these projects while meeting the quality, scope, schedule and financial objectives is critical to the Company¿s infrastructure development and reliability goals

Working knowledge of database, spreadsheet, and word processing software

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk up to 2/3 of the time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Construction/Field environment.
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