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Senior Protection & Control Engineer (Power Delivery)

TRC Companies Inc.

Portland, Maine 04101
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TRC's Power Delivery Engineering Practice is growing nationally, with careers in P&C Engineering from coast to coast.

Please see TRC's career page for national opportunities:


Power Delivery Engineering Services:


P&C Overview: TRC is experienced in protection and control design for both new and retrofit projects. TRC’s protection and control design work covers projects of all types from distribution voltages through 500kV stations. Typically, the scope of work includes the complete design, from conceptual through detail.


Position Overview:  Senior level responsibility for the relay protection & control engineering including detailed design for high voltage substation and transmission projects through 345kV.  Depending upon complexity of the project, the candidate may prepare, provide guidance, or assist in preparing and developing the engineering deliverables for electric substation projects - including the development of: one & three line diagrams; schematics and wiring diagrams; relay settings and calculations; control and relaying panel layouts and specifications; control and relaying panel and equipment wiring diagrams;  SCADA system and communications interfaces including RTUs, HMIs, and IEDs; auxiliary system design including batteries and chargers, AC & DC load centers, conduit and cable sizing, backup generator sizing (UPS); commissioning and functional testing specifications; and the overall bill of materials.


Candidate will be responsible for working closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements. Other duties include developing technical specifications, development of project design basis, providing direction and guidance to drafters and designers, directing the flow of drafting and designer duties, insuring design schedules are met, including regularly providing project status updates to project engineer. Responsible for handling multiple projects and providing a detailed design package that complies with applicable engineering design standards and all safety codes.  


Duties & Responsibilities:  In the area of expertise will provide:  • engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems  • effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities • thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches • continuous improvement of job-related, engineering, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance • effective oral and written communication skills • accurate records and files





  • Graduate of four year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • 7+ years experience as a practicing engineer or state registration as a Professional Engineer (Junior EIT's encouraged to apply)
  • Proficient in engineering theories and principles
  • Proficient in practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.
  • Prior Lead or Supervisory experience desired, but not required.


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