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At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Substation Protection & Control Engineer

Position Type: Direct Hire

Location: Fort Mill, SC

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

Status: Exempt

Job Summary: 

PIC Group is seeking Substation Protection & Control (P&C) Engineer for Fort Mill SC with a company experiencing extreme growth.  The Substation Protection & Control Engineer will pprovide protection and control (P&C) technical expertise to transmission substation engineering and design teams for the purpose of delivering safe, cost-effective, and quality engineering and design services. The Substation Protection & Control Engineer will be involved with direction on complex engineering and technical problems for projects including a wide range of utility substation projects, battery energy storage systems and solar collector substations. The Substation Protection & Control Engineer will lead discipline work of projects, perform responsible charge engineering duties, and manage project schedules and budgets as well as supporting proposal development, project cost estimating as well as supporting business development efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Ability to lead a team of engineers and designers in a lead engineer capacity
Proficient in principles of project management
Basic understanding of substation design to include equipment arrangements
Oversee the work of junior staff and mentor designers/drafters
Collaborate, communicate, and liaise effectively with other design disciplines, colleagues, construction contractors, consultants, materials suppliers, and clients
Manage budgets and project schedules.

Job Requirements:

Visit sites, advise on Protection & Control engineering issues, and modify design to solve issues during construction
Advanced understanding of protection and control fundamentals as they apply to utility substation and transmission line equipment
Advanced understanding of SCADA communication design
Create substation P&C design project scopes, estimates, budgets, and schedules for substation projects
Ability to read, interpret, design, and engineer P&C designs for utility stations through 500kV, including one lines, three lines, AC/DC schematics, panel layouts, wiring diagrams, settings, relays, and SCADA
Ability to perform studies and create reports for coordination, voltage drop, fault current, and insulation coordination
Perform calculations and studies using client specified software and standards
Proficient in design of protection schemes for substation and transmission line equipment, including bus, line, capacitor and transformer design and protection schemes and associated setting
Experience checking designs for accuracy, appearance, and adherence to customer standards
Work independently and Team-Oriented
Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members.
Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. 
Good written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting at workstation for extended periods of time viewing monitors
Working on keyboard and using computer mouse
When visiting client sites must follow site safety rules and work in all weather conditions.

Education / Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited Engineering Program
5 to 7 years’ experience as a practicing engineer
Experience in power utility industry is desired
Licensed Professional Engineer or the ability to be licenses within one year.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.

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