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Hours: 5-10's and ramp up to 5-12's (Lots of hours)
NOTE: This job will definitely start on Monday (6/22) so must be immediately available.
DURATION: This particular project is 1 month. This is project based work, so the candidate will do this project and then the manager will call them back for projects in the future. More work is projected in the fall and possibly sooner.
This position is responsible for the leading the testing and commissioning of electrical equipment within and electrical substation or generator plant. Performing and directing all aspects of electrical testing including, but not limited to, protection relays, circuit breakers, transformers and other substation equipment. Engineer is responsible for training new engineers/technicians in relay testing, equipment testing and substation commissioning.
Responsibilities also include:
This position requires the Electrical Testing Engineer to provide testing and commissioning services along with engineering service to the Utility Substation and Generation station world.
Review specification and engineering drawings to understand the purpose and functionality of substation.
Directly witness or perform critical tests such as DC Functional Trip Testing prior to energization and in-service
Direct crews as necessary during critical work junctures (final commissioning and through startup)
Perform all electrical testing including but not limited to P&C control equipment
Demonstrate ability to service newly designed and experimental equipment, which has not been seen before, and instill confidence in the customer
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with customers, can provide scheduling and meet financial requirements of clients.
Management of resources and services required to install electrical equipment
Demonstrate safety consciousness in equipment handling, electrical and electronic procedures, and the unique situations encountered at diverse work sites
Maintain all service equipment including all test equipment, tools issued to meet specifications including ISO requirements, etc. in good working condition and maintain sufficient inventory to respond to standard calls.
Assists in the development of estimates for client proposals
Knowledge of programming and testing protection relays from GE, SEL, ALSTOM, SCHNEIDER, SIEMENS, and ABB. Ability to develop programming macros for use in automated relay testing.
Ability to understand AC and DC elementary diagrams, wiring diagrams and one-line drawings for the purpose of understanding system operation and developing testing requirements and procedures.
Develop standard testing documentation, training procedures and maintain all project documentation including certifications and calibration records. Candidate should be able to obtain NICET certification or equivalent.
The ideal candidate must have a diverse skill set with the ability to work independently. Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower level engineers/technicians. Could also act as Commissioning Engineer on projects.
Education – A Bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical or engineering technology) is required. BSEE or BSEET from an accredited institution is preferred.
Experience – 3-7 years with capabilities in below areas is preferred:
In-depth understanding of three-phase power systems
In-depth understating of protection and control schemes and implementation
In-depth experience utilizing relay test sets SEL, GE, Beckwith, ABB, Basler, etc. and various manufacturers of electromechanical relays
In-depth understanding of equipment testing - circuit breakers, transformers, circuit switchers, MOABS, CTs, PTs, batteries and chargers, transfer switches, line tuners, wave traps, carrier relays, etc.
In-depth experience with PQ measurements
Experience leading crews to test and commission new and modified substations
Experience with rotating machinery, including generators and excitation systems
Experience testing previously programmed RTUs locally and remotely to system operators
Experience with SCADA, RTU, and DFR systems
Experience with AutoCAD is also desired