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SENIOR Relay Field Test Engineer for HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SYSTEM-North Carolina / Relay Technician

Posted by: Power Grid Engineering <> on August 16, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: North Carolina area
State: North Carolina
Country: United States

Basic Job Description
Perform testing and commissioning of large, high voltage substation expansion projects.

• Perform testing and commissioning of large, high voltage substation expansion projects.
• Perform testing/routine maintenance of Transmission and Distribution substation power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and micro-processor), controls and voltage regulating equipment
• Electrical equipment testing of current transformers, potential transformers, battery systems, power line carrier for large electric utility for 13kv and above power systems
• Writing procedures and/or test plans in support of large electric utility for 13kv and above power systems
• Testing, including (without limitation): calibrating all relays; applying settings to relays; programming LTC/regulator controllers.
• Perform routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment in Distribution substations
• Plan, schedule, and complete test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions


• Required: Associate of Electrical Technology (AET) or the equivalent specialized training in system protection
• Preferred: Bachelor of Electrical Technology (BET), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Work Experience

• Required: Minimum of 5 years of field experience in commissioning, panel and equipment checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes for large electric utilities for 13kv and above power systems
• Preferred: Experience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing

Required Qualifications

• 3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment software
• Test equipment and tool/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above, basic PC skills
• Ability and willingness to work out of town
• Understand and follow applicable equipment and clearance procedures and safety practices
• Reference and complete assignments as described in applicable specifications
• Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
• Perform regular field work both indoors and outdoors
• Quick learn and apply test procedure for various types of substation equipment
• Self-motivated, with a positive “can-do” attitude
• Enjoys working in a hands-on environment
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Exercises good communication, negotiation, organizational and time management skills
• Results-oriented; capable of scheduling and completing testing with minimum supervision


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