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System Protection Engineer

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Sumterville, Florida 33585
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General Purpose of Job: This position is responsible for the design, project estimation, ordering materials and project management of protective relay, control and metering systems which will ensure substation, SCADA, RTU, reliable operations; provides technical support services for distribution automation, substation and transmission design; demand side management and other corporate communication and technical systems or electrical facilities; provides technical support to field relay technicians. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement system protection philosophies; performs coordination studies and specifies overcurrent protective devices.
  • Design substation/distribution system automation facilities.
  • Direct Substation Designer to complete AutoCAD drawings, conduit schedule, cable schedule and bill of materials for all projects.
  • Develop relay specifications; ensure accurate and timely relay calibration and relay setting calculations for transmission and substation facilities.
  • Perform design of new facilities and upgrades to existing substation, switching stations and capacitor stations.
  • Prepare cost estimations of all station projects.
  • Perform a continuing evaluation of existing stations design and material requirements.
  • Plan, schedule and monitor projects to meet projected in-service dates.
  • Review the design and construction projects with appropriate personnel to ensure understanding and agreement.
  • Provide design upgrades and support for SCADA.
  • Analyze station events to avoid or reduce severity of future outages.
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all substations.
  • Assist in preparing the work plan and budget for system protection facility repair, replacement and upgrades.
  • Analyze transmission and substation events for proper relay performance.
  • Provide technical support to field relay technicians.


Education and Experience:                                                                         

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in power system analysis, system protection and relay maintenance. (Qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Minimum eight years (or four years with P.E. license) progressively responsible experience in electrical utility Protection & Control or relay settings design or related environment. Prefer experience with a distribution electric utility or related industry.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida is highly desirable.
  • English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.

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