Power Engineers Senior Electrical Studies / Protection Engineer in San Diego, California
Senior Electrical Studies / Protection Engineer
Department:Power Delivery SAS Group II
Senior Electrical Studies/Protection Engineer
POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a senior-level Electrical Studies/Protection Engineer for our San Diego office.
Roles and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for successful completion and leadership of assigned projects and for maintaining and improving client relationships. Completion of these functions requires technical competence in primary production roles as well as leadership competence in working with clients and mentoring and supervising team members assigned to projects. Assigned projects will include electrical studies and/or protective relay settings for utility and industrial/commercial clients. Systems to be analyzed will include conventional and renewable generation facilities, substations, and transmission and distribution systems. Technical disciplines include the following three areas:
Protective Relaying: short circuit and symmetrical component analysis, time-current coordination, protection scheme and criteria development, relay settings, integration with SCADA systems, NERC compliance, arc flash analysis. Applicable software: AcSELerator Quickset (SEL-5030), AcSELerator Architect, GE Enervista, ASPEN Oneliner, CAPE, SKM-PTW, ETAP, RSCAD/RTDS
Power System Planning Studies: steady-state real and reactive power flow including outage contingencies, generation interconnect feasibility, P-V and Q-V analysis for voltage stability margins, dynamic stability performance, automation of large batch simulations, working with models from NERC regional entities (WECC, MRO, SERC etc.), NERC compliance. Applicable Software:PSS/E, PSLF, PowerWorld, Python Scripting
Infrastructure Design Studies: substation grounding, corona and electric and magnetic fields, insulation coordination (lightning, switching surge, and contamination performance), transient (time domain) simulation, power quality (harmonics, voltage flicker, over/under voltage, etc.), motor starting, AC interference (transmission line interaction with railroads and pipelines). Applicable Software:CDEGS, WinIGS, ATP-EMTP, PSCAD
The successful applicant must also demonstrate aptitude in the following:
Initiative and self sufficiency
Spoken and written communication
Leadership and mentoring
Business and commercial performance
Troubleshooting and problem solving
Successful candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer focused, project oriented environment.
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is required.
Minimum of eight (8) years of industry experience performing and leading studies in technical disciplines described above.
Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: specific training and/or power system courses covering topics such as protective relaying, symmetrical components, transmission line theory, power system transients, dynamic stability, and power system electromagnetics.
Professional registration is not required, however strong preference is given to applicants who are registered professional engineers (P.E., P. Eng.).
Preference is given to applicants with significant knowledge and experience in more than one of the three technical disciplines listed and with experience using the applicable software packages for those disciplines.
Preference is also given to applicants with experience in mentoring others and in providing technical and commercial leadership in customer focused engineering projects in the technical areas above.
At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.
Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.