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Electrical Engineer - Protective Relaying

Company: Aerotek
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

Aerotek is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer for a position in Vancouver, WA.The purpose of this position is to serve as a technical specialist in the area of metering and relay systems and to provide advice to colleagues and agency officials responsible for broad program operations within the area of expertise. This position provides support of capital program to enable seamless integration of Protective Relaying equipment and the System Control circuitry needed for the safe and reliable delivery of energy across the Northwest. Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as a technical specialist in the installation of protective relays and meters throughout the power system and provides advice to colleagues and agency officials responsible for broad program operations within the area of expertise.
  • Applies experimental theories and/or new applications or developments to extend or modify theories, concepts, and assumptions; resolve unique or novel problems, conditions, or issues; significantly alter standard practices, equipment, devices, processes, and known techniques; provide significant and innovative recommendations for advancing programs and/or methods; and execute significant projects representing an important segment of the agency's operating programs, or affecting the welfare of the public and/or the sustainability of natural resources and the environment. Specifically, performs the following:
  • Performs fault calculations and coordinates relay settings
  • Analyzes automatic fault clearing operations for proper protective scheme and power circuit breaker operation.
  • Develops new methods, techniques, and/or procedures to improve efficiency in the setting and testing of new relay racks.
  • In coordination with the assigned Federal lead, provides technical expertise to the relay setting and testing team. Facilitates and reviews field work including testing, tracking progress, and verifying that milestones and targets are met.
  • Facilitates the testing and calibration of new meters.
  • Examines scheme design for conformance with accepted practice in the specialized field.
  • Identifies problems and recommends and implements solutions.
  • Acts as a technical specialist in the development, interpretation, and application of professional guidelines required to test and commission relays and meters.
  • Provides technical analysis and coordinates with others in System Operations, Technical Services, Design, and District personnel on requirements and priorities for new relays.
  • Communicates complex technical issues orally and in writing to ensure that decisions reflect technical recommendations and support SPC needs.
  • Coordinates with Field Services, Project Management, Protection, RAS and Data Systems Engineering Design, Operations, Planning, and Construction.
  • Perform initial acceptance tests and commissioning checks for new installations and obtain data to be used by other personnel.
  • Consult manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and engineering personnel to:
  • Troubleshoot and solve equipment problems
  • To identify and discern optimum equipment functioning.
  • Use technical documentation as required to maintain, repair, or troubleshoot equipment issues.
  • Prepare and draft reports which in general are a collection of test data, instrument readings, and other pertinent information that can be used by engineering staff to make an engineering determination on the equipment's operation.
  • May perform special assignments related to System Protection Control (SPC) work including assisting with developing test programs; the development and assembly of special test circuits, and performing novel tests.
  • Draft and prepare trouble-shooting instructions to assist with providing training to craftsman trainees.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering is required, preferably in the fields of Electrical, Electronics, or Power Engineering.
    • 10 years' experience and knowledge of engineering concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system is required.
    • 10 years of experience as a System Protection Engineer is required.
    • Proficiency with administrative software such as Microsoft Office Suite products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, including Microsoft Office 2010 is required.
    • 9 years' experience in testing and installing protection equipment and command control circuitry projects.
    • 9 years' experience integrating power system control systems at electrical utility or comparable public or private utility facilities.
    • 9 years' experience setting and modifying electrical utility or comparable public or private utility power system control equipment.
    • 9 years' experience electric utility systems, design practices, testing standards, safety standards, work standards and duties and tasks related to installation, testing, maintenance and repair of substation relay and control systems. About Aerotek:We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Aerotek, Vancouver , Electrical Engineer - Protective Relaying, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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