Relay Protection and Control Engineer

Job Description:

Perform engineering and design duties which require application of engineering principles and knowledge of substation design.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Create/modify design documents and drawings for a project, including one-lines, three-lines, control schematics and wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements and specifications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, and generating bills of material
  • Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems
  • Develop SCADA system and communications interfaces
  • Work with project team to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems
  • Perform basic calculations such as relay burden, voltage drop, and short circuit calculations
  • Perform relay coordination studies and prepare relay settings
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate project activities with manager, clients, and others as needed
  • Proficient in preparing scopes, schedules, and budgets, and insure that schedules and budgets are met
  • Responsible for preparing plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members Qualifications
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in relay protection and control design of high voltage (15-345 kV) substations including:
    • Knowledge of protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment
    • Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems
    • Knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions
    • Knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a substation protection and control design project
    • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as IEEE, ANSI, NESC, NEC, and NEMA
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of work product
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet, and email software

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Self-starter
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks
  • Well-organized
  • Work independently or in a team environment
  • Customer-oriented

 

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