Electrical Engineer - Protective Relaying
Posted on: April 2, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Consult manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and engineering
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 9 years' experience setting and modifying electrical utility or
comparable public or private utility power system control
- 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.
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