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Senior Electrical Engineer

Houston, TX 77027

Posted: 11/08/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 486367 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description


Description:
  • Minimum 7 years of experience (completion of master' s degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience) in protection & control design or physical design of air or gas-insulated high voltage (69-500kV) substations. 
Required characteristics include:
  • Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems;
  • Knowledge of basic protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment;
  • Familiarity with microprocessor based protection and control systems;
  • Ability to understand relaying one-lines and control schematics;
  • Substation physical layout and electrical clearances;
  • Substation rigid and strain bus design;
  • Substation ground grid design;
  • Substation surge and direct stroke protection;
  • Substation raceway design;
  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as NEC, NESC, IEEE, NEMA and ANSI.
  • Experience in electrical system modeling, relay coordination, short circuit studies, setting microprocessor based relays, or field commissioning of electrical systems is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project. 
  • Requires a Bachelor’ s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program and completion of FE exam.
  • Previous consulting or utility experience preferred. 
  • Valid driver' s license required.  Additionally, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company' s vehicle driving privileges.
  • May develop and evaluate plans for major projects.
  • May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments.
  • Progressive design and project management responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.
  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel.
  • Some marketing responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Position will be responsible for performing protection & control design or physical design on various substation projects.  Duties/responsibilities include the following:
  • Create/modify one-lines, three-lines, control schematics, wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements, and cable lists for high voltage (69-500kV) substations;
  • Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems;
  • Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such power transformers, power circuit breakers, control house, and other high-voltage substation related materials;
  • Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to SCADA engineers, substation physical engineers, and control design staff in order to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems;
  • Provide engineering, construction, and testing & commissioning support for projects;
  • Perform basic calculations such as voltage drop, CT burden and saturation, lighting, and short circuit with minimal supervision;
  • Apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision;
  • Prepare/create construction documents for the installation of new, or modifications of existing, substations.  Work includes bill of materials, yard layouts, plans, sections and electrical details;
  • Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such power transformers, power circuit breakers, control house, and other high-voltage substation related materials;
  • Provide engineering and construction support for projects;
  • Prepare engineering and construction estimates;
  • Assist project manager to develop scope of work and conceptual design for the projects;
  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager, client, and others as needed;
  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members;
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of one’ s work;
  • Bachelor' s degree in electrical engineering from accredited program. 
  • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master' s degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience).
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. 
  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Previous consulting experience preferred.
  • Professional Engineer
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