power transmission, and transportation sectors.
Job Description Support customers in the design and development of protective relay systems and applications that incorporate protective relay products; Develop new application solutions with IEC61850; Technical support and troubleshooting on protection relays questions; Provide protective relay product training; Specific Job Responsibilities: Development of protection applications and schemes; Interface with customers, including trouble shooting and commissioning support; Provide technical back-office support for the sales/proposal organization; Technical customer presentation on relays; Technical customer support on protection relays; Train regional sales persons in relay products and applications; Conduct training classes on protection relays.
Skill Required BS degree in a technical field such as Electrical Engineering; Technical knowledge of numerical protection relays and applications; Development of Protection Schemes and Logic Diagrams based on Technical Drawings; Solid knowledge on at least one of the following vendor's relay products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/ABB; Prior experience inside the power industry; Adept with Microsoft Office Applications; C Programming Language experience; Optional skills: Drafting abilities using AutoCAD; Microsoft Project; Project Execution experience; Team Lead/Project Lead experience; Network Design/Configuration; Panel Design and Test. Optional Skills: Drafting abilities using AutoCAD Microsoft Project Project Execution experience Team Lead/Project Lead experience Network Design/Configuration Panel Design and Test
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ation equipment and systems used in transmission and distribution of electrical power for high, medium, and low voltage electrical systems. In some cases, this includes protection, installation, and validation of these systems.
• Project management responsibilities including: overseeing contractors, purchasing, installing, making payments, and project start-up
• Familiar with ISO, NPCC and other power utility coordination organizations and conducts research and preparation of design drawings and specifications
• Responsible for the selection, specification, and application of protection and communication of systems used in the electrical utility Transmission and Distribution Substations and auxiliary electrical equipment
• Responsible for the design of one line diagrams, loop diagrams and approval of manufacturing equipment drawings for the industrial and utility industry
• Responsible for site-work including data, testing, start-up, and installation supervision
• May include installation of these systems and required calculations for the operation of specialty CAD software, power industry calculations, ARC Flash and Doble test equipment.
• Computer programming of RTU, SCADA, PLC and other equipment unique to the utility industry.
• Work will include Utility, Industrial and other type of industries such as municipal industries
• General administration such as paperwork, copying, printing, faxing, and using a computer
a) Education –BSEE is preferred. An equivalent degree and/or experience may be substituted.
b) Experience –5 plus years Electrical Engineering experience in the power utility industry is preferred. PE license is beneficial.
Possible Experience and Skill Levels:
(One person may not have done it all.)
• Design and modifications of distribution substations and underground/overhead circuits
• Proficient in the analytical methods used for load flow, network faults, system dynamics, transients and relay coordination.
• Operated or designed transmission lines and substations from 4kV through 345kV.
• Power system equipment and their operation, including high-voltage circuit breakers (gas and vacuum), metal-clad switchgear, power transformers, instrument systems, rotating machinery, communications systems, transmission systems and distribution systems.
• Design and construction of electric utility power distribution projects.
• Single phase and three phase pole line extensions, underground 13.8kV distribution systems
• Coordinated tray and conduit system design, cable sizing, and routing
• Wiring in electric utility substations including relaying, communications, grounding, indication, and control.
• Field surveys and operations on substation equipment
• Customer line loading, feeder loading, voltage discrepancies, harmonics problems, electrical interference, and infrared studies.
• Integration of SCADA and DAS systems into Electric Utilities and Transportation Agencies
• Hydro-Electric, Nuclear and fossil fuel power generation facilities, SCADA, fiber optic relay control and communications systems
• Designed, installed, programmed, tested and troubleshot various SCADA systems utilizing an array of protocols (such as DNP 3.0, Modbus, SEL, etc.) and communications systems
• Various load management systems including power line carrier, Ethernet, fiber optic, and telephone systems.
• Programming and communicating with utility specific IED from different manufacturers, Siemens, SEL, ABB, GE, Etc
(Protective relay panels, communication panels, Transfer trip equipment, Breaker panels, etc)
• Protective relays and control systems for generators, transmission and distribution systems.
• Short circuit analysis, breaker and fuse coordination and substation battery loading calculations
• Short circuit studies, relay system analyses, substation and feeder relay system deriving relay settings selection and design, with device coordination and settings preparation.
• Electrical design and AutoCAD drafting of instrument and power systems.
• Preparation of relay and metering one-line diagrams; current and voltage diagrams; protective relaying and circuit breaker schematics; control and relay panel front views, materials lists and wiring diagrams.
• Development of control schematics and connection drawings with IED equipment.
• Applied complex analytical methods such as transient analysis and dynamic analysis to the design and analysis of protective relay systems
Testing and Startup/Operations
• Use of testing equipment to determine equipment failure analysis, high-speed fault recorder data interpretation, sequence of events reconstruction and protective relay system response evaluation
• Short circuit analysis, protective device coordination, load flow analysis and.
• Preventive maintenance programs, testing procedures, startup plans, and emergency switching requirements.
• Operated and calibrated all types of electronic test equipment, relays, cable, commissioned switchgear and substations, large power transformers and rotating equipment.
• Familiar with NETA certified testing equipment performing inspection, testing, repairs and troubleshooting on electrical equipment and systems ranging from 480V to 345KV.
• Performed and analyzed most acceptance and maintenance testing applications
• Used equipment to include relay calibration, power factor, phase, and high potential testing
• Troubleshooting of failed control circuits, investigations of faulted equipment and system recovery on tripped generating stations.
• Performed inspection, testing, repairs and fault investigation on high and low voltage systems (345kV to 120V), relays and components, power transformers and circuit breakers, substation equipment.
Background – Typical
Time working with investor-owned electric utilities
Served as lead electrical engineer and engineering manager on power projects for municipal, state, and rural electric agencies, mass transportation agencies, and military agencies
Electrical Operations for a large municipal utility
Operations engineer for an Engineering and Field Services Company
Operating, engineering, and design time working with an engineering company or a utility associated with distribution substations.
Experience working different facets of the Utility and Telecommunications industry including overhead and outside plant (OSP) design and construction, underground construction, revenue and information metering, engineering, energy services, substation operation and design, communications, electric generation and customer service.
Experience as a tester in the Electric Utility and Relay Testing industry
Engineer in the operations or substation department of a Utility company
1. Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar.
2. 5 + years Electrical Engineering experience in the power utility industry.
3. Experience in Project management including: overseeing contractors, purchasing, installing, making payments, and project start-up.
4. Experience in one of the typical backgrounds listed above; lead electrical engineer on power projects for municipal, state, and rural electric agencies, mass transportation agencies, military agencies, utility, or engineering and field services company.
5. PE is a plus.
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tment agency formation advice before going into self employment could be a vital thing for recruiters to do if they want to increase their chances of success.
Those setting up a recruitment company may want to ensure they do not rely on one key individual as the business could end up suffering if the person is struck down by illness or dies.
According to research by Scottish Widows, two thirds (65 per cent) of small businesses believe that a key worker's death would have a severe impact on their business.
However, less than one fifth (18 per cent) have actually taken protective measures such as key employee insurance, meaning many businesses are leaving themselves open to disruptions in case of long-term illness.
"In a business with four key male employees, there is a 29 per cent chance one will die before retirement and a 68 per cent chance that one will have a critical illness," commented Scottish Widows' Jerry Bayman, who called on small businesses to be prepared.
Small businesses can outsource back office solutions to an agency in order to free up valuable time.…
all new once, (b) one must be prepared to back up what you write, and (c) the community is protective and you too will one day be protective.
Without standards we're left with Yahoo groups...
Maureen Sharib said:SS raises an interesting point. Do we lose when newbie bloggers are reticent to post because they're afraid they're not posting "correctly" and run the risk of being crucified? Is any attention (good/bad) really all good in the 'sphere? Is there another kinder, gentler way besides this baptism by fire to learn the ropes online? Is it fair to others who are, as Animal declared, "recruitosphere patriots, concerned citizens spending their own time turning postings that are made out of pablum into a discussion of real issues" to go back over the same thing time and time again? "Here, honey, let me show you how it's done..."
Have we become insensitive and jaded? Or is this the natural way in an ecosystem like this - as systems develop participation requirements accelerate? What say you?
vironment. Hey, I understand how cut-throat it is out there and I won't knock 'em for being protective.
But I do believe that it unequivocally "comes back" to any recruiter who uses it in the way you described.
Good work, Paul!…