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Power Engineers Electrical Studies / Protection Engineer - Mid-Level in Phoenix, Arizona

Electrical Studies / Protection Engineer - Mid-Level



Department:Power Delivery SAS Group II


Electrical Studies/Protection Engineer

POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a mid-level Electrical Studies/Protection Engineer for our Power Delivery SCADA and Analytical Services (SAS) team in Phoenix, AZ.

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 competence in working with clients and mentoring team members assigned to projects. Assigned projects will include electrical studies and/or protective relay settings 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), AcSELerator Architect, GE Enervista, ASPEN Oneliner, CAPE, 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, WinIGS, ATP-EMTP, PSCAD

The successful applicant must also demonstrate aptitude in the following:

  • Integrity

  • Initiative and self sufficiency

  • Spoken and written communication

  • Project 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

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is required

  • Minimum of two (2) years of industry experience performing studies in technical disciplines described above

Desired Education/Experience

  • Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: MSEE, GPA above 3.5/4.0, and 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

  • Professional registration is not required; however preference is given to applicants who are registered professional engineers (P.E., P. Eng.)

  • Preference is given to applicants with working knowledge and experience in more than one of the three technical disciplines listed and with experience using the applicable software packages for those disciplines

  • Preference is also given to applicants with experience in customer focused engineering projects in the technical areas above

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.