Power Engineers Power System Protection/Analytical Engineer in Portland, Oregon
Power System Protection/Analytical Engineer
Department:Power Delivery SAS Group III
Power System Protection/Analytical Engineer
POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a mid- to senior-level Power System Protection/Analytical Engineer for our Portland, OR office.
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 leadership competence in working with clients and mentoring and supervising team members assigned to projects. Assigned projects will include electrical studies 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), 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:
Initiative and self sufficiency
Spoken and written communication
Leadership and mentoring
Business and commercial performance
Troubleshooting and problem solving
Successful candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer focused, project oriented environment.
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
Strong preference is given to applicants who are registered professional engineers (PE) or equivalent
Preference is given to applicants with any of the following:
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
Preference is also given to applicants with experience in mentoring others and in providing technical and commercial leadership in customer focused engineering projects
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.