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Engineer IV

Charlotte, NC 28210

Posted: 05/18/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 566608 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description


Required qualifications
  • Graduate from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Must be an ABET accredited program. A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering will be considered in lieu of the Bachelors.
  • 15 or more years of practical engineering experience.

This position will be in the Facilities and Controls Engineering team within the Natural Gas Business Unit. This person will spend the majority of their as the electrical engineering SME on large capital design projects.

Below is a list of areas and tasks that may be needed to support NGBU facility projects. In general, this support is needed to perform design reviews and for oversight of external engineering and construction contractors.

Electrical Layout and Design
  • Facility layout development
  • Existing and new buried utilities
  • Underground Conduit design
  • Duct bank design
  • Grounding design
  • Lightning protection design
  • Cathodic protection design

Power Distribution Engineering

Must have a working knowledge of the following to support reviews and field work:
  • Medium Voltage Switchgear
  • Low Voltage MCCs
  • Medium Voltage Transformers
  • Low Voltage Transformers
  • Panelboards
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Heat Trace
  • Electrical Protection and Coordination for MV and LV power distribution
  • Short circuit studies
  • Arc Flash Protection
  • Medium and Low Voltage Cable design
  • Cable installation (conduit and cable tray)
  • Cable termination methods
  • Conduit seals for Class I Div 1 and Div 2 areas
  • DC power systems, including batteries, battery chargers, inverters, protective devices, and power distribution.

Controls Engineering
  • Controls knowledge of Switchgear and MCCs including standby generators and automatic transfer switches.
  • PLC knowledge for both Analog and Digital controls
  • Knowledge of RTUs
  • Modbus communications
  • Knowledge of the use and selection of various process instrumenting including sensors, detectors, and transmitters.
  • Knowledge of network architecture

Utility Coordination: Develop scope of supply in conjunction with EPC Maintain oversight of the utility to ensure they remain on schedule

Facilitate meetings between the Utility and the EPC to ensure all interface issues are identified and addressed. Ensure appropriate oversight of field activities

System Integrator Coordination:
  • Develop scope of supply for the station HMI/PLC
  • Ensure the necessary EPC documents are reviewed by the system integrator
  • Support commissioning to ensure final product meets the plant requirements, final documentation, and Operator satisfaction.

Other Activities
  • Develop scopes of work and specifications
  • Support development of Requests for Proposal (RFP)
  • Support RFP bid evaluations and Q&A
  • Coordination with internal and external organizations, consultants and contractors
  • Coordination with other disciplines to ensure interfaces are properly identified and managed
  • Resolve Electrical design and construction issues that arise
  • Design change management
  • Review design, procurement and construction specifications
  • Ensure adequate design documentation is provided to support the design
  • Assess the design process and progress throughout the project lifecycle
  • Evaluate compliance with applicable codes and standards
  • Perform field walkdowns for design compliance and issue resolution
  • Ensure installation is performed in accordance with the design
  • Review as-built documentation for completeness and accuracy
  • Work with Duke and NGBU Security to incorporate requirements into facility designs
  • Ensure contract scope and technical requirements are incorporated into the design
  • Schedule and budget reviews
  • Develop policies, templates, and design guides to be used by the Natural Gas Business Unit pertaining to areas of expertise.
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