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Engineer III - Transmission Protection & Controls - Plainfield, IN

Duke Energy

Plainfield, Indiana
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Please apply via and search on req/position 137970


This position is part of the Duke Energy Midwest Transmission Protection & Controls (P&C) Engineering group in Plainfield, IN. This work group is responsible for the engineering and design of new and existing distribution and transmission substations, ranging from 4kV through 345kV. Design project scope can range from routine equipment modifications and replacements, through and including completely new substation designs. Incumbents must manage tasks associated with multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure timely release of engineering designs. The individual will utilize a variety of tools and techniques in order to complete assigned engineering, including Aspen Oneliner, Aspen Relay Database, Maximo, AutoCad, relay vendor-specific programming software, and the Microsoft Office suite.
This is the advancing level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this level solve complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with limited supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop advanced skills and possess the ability to work with even increased independence. They effectively apply fundamental engineering concepts and procedures to work that is complex and varied.
• Apply fundamental power system protection concepts, standard practices and procedures.
• Attend project kickoff meetings with various internal and external stakeholders, representing P&C Engineering in the interest of accurately developing initial project scope.
• Create or revise electrical substation control schemes and wiring (single-line, three-line, AC, DC, SCADA, Relay and Metering). Produce accurate project bill of material and material orders.
• Create Protective Relay application documentation, settings, and control scheme designs.
• Plan, coordinate and monitor the progress of individually assigned projects to meet the required schedule. As needed, provide technical field support for projects under construction.
• Establish and grow collaborative and effective working relationships with peers and customers.
• Utilize good written and oral communication skills.
• Exhibit the ability to effectively work with a diverse work-group representing varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


Basic Requirements
• Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree;
• Minimum of 4 years engineering experience.
Desired Qualifications
Knowledge of power system equipment, applications, capabilities, and methods of protection;
• Knowledge of power system analysis, including modeling, fault study and protection coordination;
• Experience with various Protection & Control systems used in power transmission and distribution substations.
Knowledge of NERC reliability standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Operations & Planning, including PRC-001, -006, -023, -25.
• Familiarity with protection system components, such as relays, carrier sets, RTU, instrument transformers, as well as AC and DC subsystems.
• Proficient in principles of project management.
• Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam (FE).
De Demonstrated ability to apply engineering theories and principles.
• Proficient at researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, preparing and presenting recommendations.
• Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
• Able to drive company vehicle to job site and external meetings;
• Good written and oral communication skills


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