Power Engineers Electrical Engineering Intern (SAS) in Ft Worth, Texas
Electrical Engineering Intern (SAS)
Location: Ft Worth
Department: Power Delivery SAS VIII Dept
Electrical Engineer – Intern (SAS)
Do you desire to have an opportunity to expand your skills and teamwork? Looking for a company that will provide a great chance for real-world training and skill development? POWER Engineers can help you reach your career goals in an environment that promotes professional growth and encourages innovative ideas.
POWER Engineers is a 100% employee-owned engineering and environmental consulting firm. Our services range from power distribution, design, and generation to facilities, visualization, and much more.
POWER Engineers is currently seeking a talented electrical engineering student for a summer internship. The successful applicant will be assisting in performing electrical studies and/or developing and troubleshooting supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for utility and industrial/commercial clients. Applicable power systems primarily include conventional and renewable generation facilities, substations, transmission systems, and distribution systems. Activities will include one or more of the following:
Protective Relaying: short circuit and symmetrical component analysis, time-current coordination, protection scheme and criteria development, relay settings calculation, integration with SCADA systems, NERC compliance, and arc flash analysis. Applicable software: AcSELerator Quickset (SEL-5030), AcSELerator Architect, 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
Networking and Communications: design and configure network and communication paths for Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), protective relays, meters, Human Machine Interface (HMIs), PLC’s and other SCADA system equipment; develop basic specifications for fiber optic, microwave, power line carrier, or radio communication paths; travel to project sites to troubleshoot and commission network and communication systems. Applicable network and communication protocols: DNP, Modbus, SEL Communication Protocol, Goose Messaging, IEC 61850
Logic and Control Systems: develop and implement logic and control schemes for remote and local operation of power system equipment; develop programs on various platforms for the implementation of these schemes; travel to project sites to test and commission the control schemes. Applicable Logic and Control Platforms: SEL RTAC, Orion, Cooper SMP, GE-D20.
Data Acquisition: Prepare points lists of all data to be transferred between control centers and controlled apparatus, assign and program data addressing and routing information, develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens, and travel to project sites to test and commission data transfer schemes. Applicable Software: Wonderware, Clearview, AcSELerator RTAC, Visual Basic, OSIPI, Python scripting, etc.
In addition to working under the guidance of experienced team members, the selected intern will also participate in sessions designed to develop your skills and provide networking opportunities. Those sessions include:
Professional Development sessions focused on resume writing, interview tips, building a LinkedIn profile, and more.
Early Talent Speaker Series where leaders speak to interns about their role, their vision for the company, and their career path, offer career advice, and a Q&A session.
Fun Friday activities where interns company-wide join to network and have some fun while doing it.
Pursuit of a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an ABET-accredited university
Successful completion of junior-level courses in power system analysis and/or power system protection
Candidate is interested in consulting engineering and the electric utility industry
Candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer-focused, project-oriented environment
Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. without the need for work sponsorship
Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: within 1 year of graduation, GPA above 3.3/4.0, 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
Attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills will be critical for the successful completion of tasks
Prior internship and/or power systems-related engineering experience is a plus
Students who have passed or are scheduled to take the FE/EIT exam will be strongly considered for this position
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.
You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to positively impact society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.
Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work.
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
EOE, including disability/vets