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This position is responsible for engineering and in-depth technical support in the areas of Distribution Protection, Automation, Control, and Distributed Generation.
The DPAC Engineer role includes the following core activities:
Develop protective settings for circuit breakers, reclosers, line devices, distributed generation protection, and other relay (SEL 451) controlled automated switching equipment including self-healing teams, settings templates for mid-point reclosers, auto transfer switchgear, line sensors, SCADA controlled switches and switchgear, etc.
Support for device firmware version upgrades and interface software. Maintain database/documentation for all P&C work.
Engineering analysis and troubleshooting for lockout events, resolve complex technical issues involving distribution protection & control of automated devices, develop sound engineering recommendations for corrective actions and protection improvements.
Support of self-healing teams and distribution automation investments and assets deployed within FDO to modernize the grid and improve reliability.
Review/approve DG protection and control recommendations.
Perform periodic circuit coordination studies in accordance with established cycle.
Provide technical training to DEF staff on protection and control philosophy, new devices, protective device deployment, and equipment operation.
Respond to customer requests arc flash, short circuit, impedance at deliver, coordination, etc.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Applies technical expertise in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems in area of expertise.
Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities.
Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches with some guidance.
Conducts engineering and related studies.
Strives to continually improve job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance.
Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.
Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.
Bachelors degree in Engineering from an accredited university.
Two or more years of experience in Electrical Distribution.