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Salary $100K+ Based on experience
The Protection and Control Engineer will be familiar with state-of-the-art protective relaying systems for Transmission and Distribution Systems. He or she will be familiar with protective relaying and communications systems, including AC one-line and three-line diagrams, DC schematics, logic and functional diagrams.
The ability to communicate clearly (both verbally and in writing), working effectively within EN Engineering and with counterparts in Client organizations.
The ability to analyze technical problems and the ability to use engineering knowledge to solve complex problems in new, unique, and cost effective ways.
Comfortable and effective working in teams and across functional groups that vary from fundamentally technical to non-technical.
The ability to provide work direction to others team members as required.
Considers and accurately interprets client’s technical requirements; assigns meaning to information provided.
Highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges.
A demonstrated capability in managing multiple tasks simultaneously and delivering against tight deadlines.
Familiarity NERC and NPCC protection and control standards.
Expertise in the engineering of protective relay and control systems, the calculation of relay settings, the creation of relay control logic, and the analysis of relay operations for transmission / distribution substations.
Knowledge of relay communications theory, testing practices and the maintenance of relay communications network infrastructure.
Ability to model primary systems and secondary systems in power system simulation software platforms such as CAPE or ASPEN software.
Experience with IEC 61850 substation automation architecture, logic and protocols would be advantageous.
Expertise in the preparation of specifications for purchasing protection, communication equipment and instrument transformers, and in evaluating bid proposals to provide technical recommendations for awards of bids.
Perform system disturbance analysis and recommending protective relaying system modifications and/or additions, if appropriate.
Reviewing existing protective relay settings to insure proper relay coordination margin and recommending relay setting changes if required. Reviewing and documenting existing protective relaying systems and recommending protection system improvements.
Interface with manufacturers, professional organizations, regulatory and standardizing bodies (i.e.: NPCC, IEEE, etc.) in order to maintain familiarity with and stay conversant with the requirements in the very broad area of power system protection and control.
Utilize communication systems including power line carrier, leased telephone circuits, microwave links and fiber optic technology to develop protective relaying systems.
Utilize state-of-the-art microprocessor-based digital transient recorders and integrated sequence-of-event recorders in complex monitoring and logging systems to provide the necessary information for system performance analysis.
Perform special short circuit studies and other complex calculations as required to establish relay settings utilizing sophisticated software analysis programs.
Bachelors Degree in engineering from an accredited university or equivalent technical degree
Registration as a professional engineer is highly preferred
Minimum of 10 years of related experience
Collaborative approach to problem solving
Strong communication skills
Ability to build relationships with clients and staff members
Developing industry contacts and knowledge of the industry
Unquestioned business and personal integrity
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the Firm
Must also be able to work at a desk for long periods of time (2-3 hours)
Strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds
Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.