PROTECTION & CONTROL ENGINEER 

 Substation Engineer I through Engineer II

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Full-Time

EXPERIENCE

Senior

LOCATION

N.Palm Beach, FL/Atlanta, GA/Remote

SALARY

Competetive

REPORTS TO

Supervisor, Substation / P&C

JOB SUMMARY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for the detailed electrical physical, schematic and wiring design for transmission and distribution voltage substation protection & control projects. These projects may require communication with several clients and a minimal amount of site visits for design data collection, verification and inspections. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Complete physical and/or protection & control  engineering design packages which may include one-line, three-line, electrical plan/layout, grounding and conduit plans/layouts, electrical details, elevations, section views, relay & communications panel layouts, DC and AC elementaries/schematics, alarm schematics, communication schematics, wiring diagrams (panels, equipment, interconnection), bill of wire/cable schedule, conduit schedules and bill of materials.

  • Create or modify relay panel layouts, AC and DC elementary/schematic drawings and wiring diagrams using applicable standards, “go by” and/or codes.

  • Use equipment manufacturer’s drawings to complete project’s physical, elementary/schematic and wiring diagrams drawings.

  • Obtain, interpret and utilize information, drawings, standards, and documents from client’s information database and systems to utilize in the project design.

  • Obtain and interpret elementary drawings from client to complete engineering and wiring of certain projects.

  • Develop AC, DC and Voltage Drop Calculations.

  • Perform QA/QC reviews.

  • Own and manage the technical aspects of each project from initial scope/assignment to project close out including construction support, when needed, and completion of As Built drawings.

  • Carry out other engineering/wiring activities related to but not limited to those mentioned above.

  • Incorporate safety and reliability into all design solutions by establishing and maintaining proper clearance requirements for substation equipment and the safe work practices as established by the NESC and OSHA.

  • Communicate constantly, professionally and openly with peers and clients to verify and understand client’s requirements for the successful completion of each project as well as strengthen the partnership with our clients.

  • Provide technical assistance and training to less experienced technician(s) and/or Engineer (s) (Engineering I or II)

  • Working cohesively with all peer engineers and company management which may be in various geographic locations.

  • Provide honest and constructive feedback to improve internal processes and procedures.

  • Utilize scheduling tools to assist in the progression of projects.

  • Constantly add value to projects and our client’s business objectives.

  • Provide an exceptional internal and external customer service by providing exceptional response time and implement client/employee feedback.

 

OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Attend work as scheduled, for up to 8 hours at a time, 5 days a week, in PowerWright’s office.

  • Prompt and regular attendance at an assigned worked location.

  • Ability to work shifts beginning as an assigned, designated start time until an assigned, designated end time.

  • Ability to complete assigned tasks/projects in a timely manner and as specified.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers/clients in an appropriate manner.

  • Exhibit and maintain the highest degree of professionalism in the performance of all related duties.

  • Ability to receive and understand directions from supervision and management.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Sr. Engineer – 4-10 years of experience in Substation / P&C engineering design.

  • At least a 4 year engineering/technical degree.

  • Professional License (PE) is a plus.

  • Substation/P&C field experience is a plus.

  • Utility and/or consulting engineering firm experience is a plus.

  • Experience with conceptual designs and engineering cost estimates is a plus.

  • Direct stroke, AC & DC, voltage drop, lighting, grounding and rigid bus studies experience is a plus.

  • Proficiency with ETAP, SES CDEGS, SKM software is a plus.

  • Substation 3D design or modeling experience is a plus.   

  • Metal Clad and/or GIS Switchgear experience is a plus.

  • Fire Protection / Mitigation experience is a plus.

  • Control Enclosure design experience is a plus.

TRAVEL:

This position requires minimal travel – 10%.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This job operates in a professional office environment requiring routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, electronic devices such as tablets, printers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets as well as use of standard office applications such as MS Office (including extensive use of video communication and collaboration platform), and internet based filing system.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to clearly communicate, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk and drive.  The employee is required to drive and/or fly (commercial airlines) to existing and/or potential clients locations, conventions, meetings, etc. Manual dexterity is required.  Some light physical effort required. 

 

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

 

OTHER DUTIES:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. The duties of this position may change at the discretion of PowerWright and without advance notice to the employee.