Mid-Level Power System Protection / Analytical Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18
Billings, MT
5 - 7 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18
  • 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 Electrical Engineering (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
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