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Staff Electrical Engineer

Houston, TX 77027

Posted: 08/15/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 486368 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

  • 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;
  • Other duties will be assigned as required.

  • Minimum 3 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.
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