Senior Electrical Protection & Controls Technician

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100% employee-owned engineering consulting firm


Senior PTE P&C Technician

We strive to create an environment where our field teams operate safely, delivering excellent technical service, leading to a high degree of client satisfaction.  We share lessons learned and keep our safety and technical skills sharp through training and application.  If you are interested in a long-term engagement with a high-performing team, please send us your resume.

Roles and Responsibilities
– Perform testing and commissioning of Protection and Control systems on high voltage substations
– Perform on-site hands-on protective relay testing using relay test sets such as Omicron CMC 256/356 or Doble F6150. Examples of relays to be tested are SEL-311L, SEL-387, SEL-487, SEL-421, SEL-351S, GE L90, GE D60 among others.
– Technical and safety development
– Support Project Lead or Field Supervisor on projects
– Perform Job Hazard Analysis – JHA
– Accurately document test results and produce field reports in the requested format
– Read and understand electrical drawings and schematics
– Perform clerical responsibilities such as timecards, expense reports, and project reports

Required Education/Experience
– Five to ten (5-10) years of professional experience in the electrical testing industry, including experience in medium and high voltage circuit breakers, power transformers, instrument transformers, and substation protection and controls testing
– Demonstrable expertise on transmission, generation, and distribution relays (SEL, Basler, Beckwith, and GE families) and protective schemes
– Technical skills related to protective relays include relay calibration utilizing test sets/measuring devices such as Omicron CMC 256/356 and Doble F6150, control scheme testing, testing of the sensing CT/PT circuits, ability to upload settings to microprocessor relays, and static & dynamic testing of microprocessor-based protective relays
– Proven experience with Electrical Field Testing standards, practices, and procedures such as NETA, IEEE, NFPA applicable standards
– Demonstrable knowledge of testing electrical distribution, generation, and transmission projects with voltage levels ranging from 15 kV to 500 kV, including protective relays, and circuit breakers
– Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
– Detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills, and the ability to perform mathematical calculations
– Working knowledge of computer systems and microprocessors or relay software and project environment skills
– Demonstrable expertise in the use of the latest computer controlled solid-state test equipment (Automated protective relay test equipment such as Omicron or Doble)
– Technical software for testing purposes and data review: ProTesT, Protection Suite, ENOSERV RTS, Omicron Test Universe, and AcSELerator Quickset
– Administrative software: MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
– Experienced in managing electrical drawings
– Ability to meet minimum insurability standards based on a Motor Vehicle Report
– Ability to pass drug and alcohol test
– Ability to pass seven (7) year background check
– Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 50+lbs with or without a reasonable accommodation
– Must be willing to travel (up to 80%)

Desired Education/Experience
– Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Technology degree in a similar discipline
– Experience testing and troubleshooting electromechanical relays
– Experience testing and commissioning electrical equipment on high voltage substations such as CTs, CCVTs, PLC systems, and DC systems including batteries and battery chargers

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:

– Medical/Dental/Vision
– Maternity Leave
– Parental Leave
– Paid Holidays
– Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
– Voluntary Life Insurance
– 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!


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