Power Engineers Electrical Studies Engineer – Mid Level (REMOTE) in Portland, Oregon
Electrical Studies Engineer – Mid Level (REMOTE)
Department: Power Delivery SAS IX Dept
Electrical Studies Engineer – Mid Level
POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a mid-level Electrical Studies Engineer. This position is posted in the Clarkston, WA POWER office location with the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location within the Washington, Oregon, Utah, or Idaho Region (please note in the application questions where you prefer to be located). Preference will be given to a candidate with the ability to periodically visit the Clarkston, WA office while working remotely within the local region. The candidate selected for this position may work remotely full-time at a location other than a POWER-designated office/job site. Employees may travel to a POWER office for periodic meetings.
Roles and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for the 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.
The level of this engineer requires an individual who has experience participating in the proposal writing process as well as enjoys customer contact to help in developing new opportunities for POWER. This person must be able to self-manage, with a strong conceptualization ability and strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills – including the capability to explain complex technical issues at a variety of levels to decision-makers and project teams.
Technical disciplines include any of the following three areas:
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
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 and experience reading/reviewing or design of Protection & Control (P&C) schematics/drawings. 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
Successful candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer-focused, project-oriented environment.
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is required
Five (5) + years of industry experience performing studies in technical disciplines described above
Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: specific training and/or power system courses covering topics such as 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
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in both protective relaying and design of Protection & Control (P&C) drawings/schematics
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 make a positive impact on 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. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefit package:
Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
Voluntary Life Insurance
Telehealth Benefit covers all providers
Maternity and Paternity Leave
New Dads and Moms Benefit program
Gender affirming care
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
Salary DOE: The pay range for this position is $85K - $125K per year; however, base pay may be higher or lower depending on the candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This figure does not include additional compensation such as health benefits, vacation, 401k, etc.
EOE, including disability/vets