Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
Country: United States
LEAD FIELD TEST ENGINEER/ TECHNICIAN
FLSA STATUS: Non- Exempt, Non Union
TRAVEL: 50%-100% (Depends on region and your permanent location)
Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE) specializes in engineering design and consultation for the power systems industry. Our offices are equipped with the most current industry resources available to ensure our customers are receiving the highest quality services. PGEs in-house project team is comprised of technical engineers and operational professionals who work to guarantee that our product designs are consistent with client expectations. We are honored to work with various utility companies across the country and are confident that our honest and fair business practices will pave the way for continuous growth.
Lead Technician (Field Engineer) will lead teams of technicians, electricians and subordinates in commissioning of bulk power Protection & Control systems. Additionally this position will be required to perform testing and routine maintenance of Transmission and Distribution substation power equipment relaying to include electro-mechanical; solid state and micro-processor based protective relaying. The Lead Technician will be required to install, test and maintain protective relaying communication systems such as but not limited to pilot channel equipment, power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer trip, fiber optic, line tuners, line traps, etc.
The Lead Technician (Field Engineer) will report directly to PGE area Director of Field Services. All work assignments will be assigned by the area Director in support of our client requests for services.
PLEASE NOTE: Most PGE Field Services Technicians are required to travel extensively for at least part of their employment. It is our policy to try and align an employees home location as close to their work site locations as possible, but candidates must be prepared to travel over 50 miles to work sites and out of their home state on occasion.
All employees contribute to a safe work environment, follow all safety and Human Performance best practices, and work to uphold PGE Core Values.
Responsible for leading complex bulk electric system projects and providing direction and oversight of Field Service personnel
Testing, including (without limitation): reading/verifying all voltage and current inputs to relays; verifying all metering (local and SCADA); calibrating all relays; trip testing (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all function switches, etc.
Perform routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment. Commission new substations, power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and microprocessor), pilot channel equipment (power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer, transfer trip, fiber optic, CVTs, line tuners, line traps, etc.), controls and communications equipment
Plan, schedule, and complete test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions
Provide Project Technical Support to Field Service personnel
Minimum of 7 years of field experience in commissioning complex substation protection schemes, protective relay systems checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes
Test Engineer: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science and Mechanical Engineering (BSME), corresponding Engineering discipline or Bachelor of Electrical Technology (BET).
Experience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation design (including protection & control engineering); substation construction; substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing
High level of understanding of 3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment software
Automated Computerized Relay testing experience preferred.
Interpretation of wiring and diagrams
Interpretation of AC, DC and Zones of protection schematics
Create functional guidelines required for the commissioning of various types of substation equipment.
Communicate effectively with diverse groups, tailoring communication for audience and situation
Learn and apply clients switching procedures and safety measures as required
Reference and complete assignments as described in applicable specifications
Perform regular field work both indoors and outdoors
Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, business acumen, management ability
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Valid Drivers license and good driving record
HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS:
Create and apply test procedure for various types of substation equipment
Associate of Electrical Technology (AET) or equivalent specialized training in system protection
Bachelor of Electrical Technology (BET) or Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering
Technical experience may be substituted in lieu of Technical Degree
The duties described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. If necessary, a reasonable accommodation may be requested and will be evaluated for its relationship to the essentials functions that must be performed.
Job will require travel to visit client job sites
Appropriate safety training and safety equipment will be provided by PGE as required
While performing duties of this job, employee will be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects and tools
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus
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