Power System Protection / Analytical Engineer

POWER Engineers   •  

Billings, MT

Industry: Engineering Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 358 days ago

Description

Power System Protection/Analytical Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for successful completion 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 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), GE Enervista, ASPEN Oneliner, 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, ATP-EMTP, PSCAD

 The successful applicant must also demonstrate aptitude in the following:

  • Integrity
  • Initiative and self sufficiency
  • Spoken and written communication
  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Business and commercial performance
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Organization
  • Successful candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer focused, project oriented environment.

Required Education/Experience 

  • Bachelor of ElectricalEngineering (BSEE)
  • Five (5) or more years of industry experience performing studies in technical disciplines described in the Job Description section
  • EIT certified (passing FE Exam) and eligible to sit for the PE Exam

Desired Education/Experience 

  • Strong preference is given to applicants who are registered professional engineers (PE) or equivalent
  • Preference is given to applicants with any of the following:
    • MSEE
    • GPA above 3.5/4.0
    • Power system courses covering topics such as three-phase power, load flow and reactive compensation, protective relaying, symmetrical components, transmission line theory, power system transients, dynamic stability, and power system electromagnetics
  • Preference is also given to applicants with experience in mentoring others and in providing technical and commercial leadership in customer focused engineering projects