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Protection & Controls Engineer SME (Relay Engineer)

Crystal River, FL 34429

Posted: 11/28/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 516085 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

  • Engineer is responsible for applying critical thought and providing technical solutions for all design issues of a Protection and Control nature related to the Transmission, Distribution and Generation system.
  • This position provides technical direction in determining the feasibility, cost, and design of major capital and maintenance projects.
  • The Senior engineer is expected to work collaboratively with the appropriate groups/individuals across the enterprise to develop and implement technical solutions that support the objectives of the Transmission Department.
  • The position will often be called upon to support field relay technicians in troubleshooting emergent issues and should be able to respond calmly and professionally in high stress situations.
  • Since this position has a critical role in applying the technical direction and philosophy of the Department, the senior engineer should demonstrate a high level of technical competence in applications including voltages from 13kV to 500kV and will include all manner of protection and control schemes.
  • The position will be involved with and responsible for engineering designs, relay protection schemes, adherence to standards, standards development, project scopes, project estimates, designs and quality reviews.
  • The successful candidate should be capable of providing a high level of technical competence in the following areas: protection and control design, research and development to support new standards development, and troubleshooting.
  • Competence in the following professional skills is also paramount for the successful candidate: peer leadership, oral communication skills, written communication skills, collaboration across functions and forge consensus among a diverse group, and the capacity to represent the organization in various forums.
  • Specific Responsibilities for Relay Design Engineer:
    • Protective relay project design and coordination
    • Preparation of relay and control functional one-lines, AC & DC elementary drawings and wiring diagrams
    • Preparation and review of relay panel arrangements and control enclosure layouts
    • Preparation of written relay philosophy and functional description documents of protection and control schemes.
    • Research and prepare technical specifications for electrical protection and control equipment. Interpretation of vendor documents and drawings.
    • Review and approve vendor drawings and technical specifications for new equipment.
    • Provide guidance to the project design team during scope development and design process.
    • Provide construction coordination and support with field personnel
    • Incorporation of new relays in the application of protective schemes
    • Support Engineering team to accomplish unit goals and objectives
    • Occasionally support department in emergency restoration efforts as needed.
    • Expected to be capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting expected deadlines.
    • Communicate with vendors for evaluation of new products and support of existing equipment.

Required Qualifications
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program and state registration as a Professional Engineer.
  • A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. engineering degree.
  • 15 years engineering experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Skilled in principles of project management.
  • Experience in the electric utility industry.
  • Experience in the production and development of protection and control design packages for construction in the transmission, distribution and generation
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