Protection and Controls Engineer / Project Manager

11 - 15 years experience  •  Construction

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17


TriAxis, a division of DEA, has an immediate opening for a Protection and Controls Engineer / Project Manager (P&C Engineer) who can be located in our Albuquerque, NM, Corvallis, OR, or Vancouver, WA offices. The Protection and Controls Engineer / Project Manager’s primary focus will be as a Project Manager with a focus on project development and marketing to the local electric cooperatives, renewable generation developers, nationwide electricalcontractors, Native American utility authorities, and large regional utilities.  This individual should be skilled in all aspects of substation design and preparation of bidding and construction documents—ability to perform detailed design of medium to extra high voltage substations to include rigid bus design and calculations, conduit and cable sizing/routing, grounding design, physical layouts, selection of substation equipment, protection and control design and wiring diagrams, writing of substation equipment specifications, construction cost estimates, project scheduling, and QA/QC of design documents/deliverables.

Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the design, calculations, and execution of substation outdoor electrical designs
  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians in utility substation design
  • Manage Projects—maintain technical, budget, and schedule performance
  • Develop scopes of work, design cost estimates, and prepare proposals for new projects
  • Communicate successfully with diverse clientele
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients, contractors, and vendors
  • Developing design proposals and managing design projects
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and contractors
  • Ability to provide training, direction, and technical leadership to staff

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ElectricalEngineering from an ABET accredited university
  • Professional Engineering License
  • 10-15years of electricalengineeringexperience
  • Recent experience with business development and winning projects
  • Knowledge of substation protection & control design theories and applications
  • Knowledge of operation and design of substation SCADA and Telecom systems
  • Ability to supervise the use of CAD tools and review the design products
  • Understanding of transmission line design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in ElectricalEngineering from an accredited university with a focus on Power System Studies
  • Outdoor physical substation design
  • Experience working on projects for large utilities


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off/Holiday Pay
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Owner Ship Program (ESOP)
  • Profit Sharing Plan

TriAxis Jobs with DEA:

TriAxis is a well-respected electricalengineering consulting firm, providing design engineering and study services to a variety of clients, primarily utilities and generation companies.  From its offices in Corvallis, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, and Albuquerque, New Mexico the TriAxis staff has worked together for over 25 years serving many long-term northwest utility clients, investor-owned electric utilities, and renewable energy clients.  TriAxis offers a dedicated team of creative people who work together to understand client needs, provide creative thinking and technical excellence, and deliver extraordinary service that exceeds expectations.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Job Code: 1882

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