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[Relay Technician] Lead P&C Commissioning Specialist

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Job Summary:
Lead complex protection and controls projects from a technical and project management standpoint. Responsible for customer relations and project oversight for the projects assigned to them by the P&C Area Supervisor.

Reports To:
P&C Area Supervisor

Company Overview:
Founded in 1985, Premier Power Maintenance is, and has always been, a private family owned and operated organization. Our owners, The Templeman’s work daily with all team members, and are frequently found on jobs in the field. Premier Power Maintenance strives to provide a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere that is fun to work in and one truly based on family values, morals, and respecting our team members to the highest level. Premier Power Maintenance defines it’s services in six primary areas: Safety Training, Engineering, Installation, Commissioning, Preventative Maintenance, and Repair. Our goal is to provide customers with a safe, dependable, and uninterrupted power supply. We invest heavily in redundant tooling, test equipment, and team member training, which helps ensure an immediate and effective response to any service request. We have highly qualified field service personnel capable of assuring our customers that all emergencies will be handled promptly and professionally. We take pride in our safety and unparalleled expertise in the field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Act as a single point of contact with the customer’s representatives as necessary to maintain customer relations.
• Scheduling and coordination of the day-to-day activities being performed at assigned project.
• Become familiar with all applicable policies and procedures and making sure that information is effectively communicated to all team members working on a project.
• Attend project safety and planning meetings as required.
• Assist with job cost estimates and proposals.
• Create and maintain project schedule.
• Review financial health of assigned projects and track project costs.
• Communicate potential schedule or cost overruns to the Area Supervisor in a timely manner.
• Assist with development or provide justification for change orders as necessary.
• Constantly explore new business or customer opportunities.
• Identify safety hazards associated with the project and develop a task-hazard-mitigation analysis.
• Identify human performance risks and develop a task-risk-mitigation analysis.
• Supervise, mentor, and train less experienced team members.
• Provide feedback to Area Supervisors on performance reviews and assessments.
• Review timesheet and expense reports and submit to customer for approval.
• Become familiar with all Premier Power policies and procedures and ensuring that team members assigned to their projects are adhering to them.
• Provide technical support and assistance for team members assigned to or working on their projects.
• Foster teamwork by encouraging cross training leveraging the strengths of team members on their projects.
• The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list; other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Able to provide evidence of leading the successful execution of numerous P&C commissioning projects.
• Strong understanding of protection relay schemes, P&C commissioning procedures, and relay testing.
• Ability to use a variety of relay test sets and automated relay testing software.
• Strong understanding of network communications including TCP/IP, DNP, Modbus, and media structures such as Ethernet and Serial over copper, fiber optics, telephone or wireless systems, and powerline carrier systems.
• Familiar with construction and apparatus testing standards and procedures.
• Strong understanding of NERC Standards and CIP policies and procedures and required compliance documentation.
• Must have strong PC skills including email, internet, data entry, and Microsoft Office.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Continued):
• Strong working knowledge with common electrical industry software applications from industry manufacturers such as SEL, GE, Cooper, Novatech, ABB, Siemens, etc.
• Must show the ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally with customers and other team members.
• Demonstrates organizational skills to include on time reporting of time and expenses, weekly status reports, and any other documentation and reporting requirements.
• Experienced in developing detailed commissioning test plans.
• Demonstrates the responsibility required to maintain a professional appearance as well as keeping tools, test equipment, and vehicles in clean and organized condition and up to date with service and calibrations.
• Must be organized and have excellent attention to detail.

Work Environment:
• Work in close, but safe, proximity to live electrical substations.
• Must be able to work occasional overtime including nights, weekends, and some holidays.
• Must be able to travel on overnight, multi-day, out-of-town projects.
• Rotate emergency on-call duty and respond to customer emergencies in a timely manner.
• Must be willing to take calls, give technical advice and schedule workforce outside of the normal workday.
• Must be able to lift and maneuver at least 50 lbs.
• Standing, climbing, walking, lifting, carrying, and grasping are all required.

Education and Work Experience:
• Bachelor or Associates of Science in Engineering/ Technology, or technical school diploma, or military experience in either Army Prime Power or Navy Nuclear power fields.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in P&C, project management, and substation commissioning.
• Ability to achieve NETA level III or IV within 12 months of employment.
• Project management experience and be able to support management in the planning, scheduling, execution, and cost management of field projects.

Other Requirements:
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle check.
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, as well as periodic, unannounced random testing.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must be willing to obtain a company paid OSHA 10 hour, NFPA 70-E and, CPR training.

Premier Power Maintenance firmly believes that each team member is part of our family. Therefore, Premier Power Maintenance offers an exceptional benefits package, including:
• 100% of premiums paid by employer for team member short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.
• 100% of HDHP medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for the team member and 50% of the premiums for dependent coverage. A generous PPO plan is also available.
• Generous paid time off policy, with option to carry over year to year.
• Opportunity for additional paid time off through our “Work Life Balance” program.
• 8 paid holidays per year.
• Internal referral bonuses.
• NETA testing incentives.
• Field service incentives for selling additional work.
• Travel per diem reimbursement.
• Annual workplace giving volunteer hours.
• Discretionary annual raise and performance bonus with performance review.
• Multiple team building events throughout the year.
• Up to 4% match on 401k contributions, plus annual discretionary profit-sharing plan.

Benefits (Continued):
• Company vehicle with fuel card for company use, or monthly stipend allowance plus fuel mileage reimbursement for personal vehicle.
• Company cell phone, computer, and credit card.
• Annual uniform and safety boot allowance.
• Opportunity for overtime and double time on billable field projects.

To learn more about Premier Power Maintenance, please visit our website at www.premierpowermaintenance.com.
Premier Power Maintenance is an EEO/AA employer who values and embraces workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability and/or veteran status.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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