Project Engineer - Automation

Markham, IL 60428

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Engineering Services (SEL-ES) seeks an automation engineer who wishes to work in a fast paced and ever changing high tech environment. If you have demonstrated successful experience in manual dexterity, the ability to multi-task, and possess process improvement skills, we invite you to consider joining our innovative team.

The role involves design, programming and commissioning automation applications using SEL products such as the SEL RTAC, Axion, 2470Ms, etc. Experience with SEL equipment and power systems automation is an asset, but other skills like extensive programming in other platforms such as Siemens, ABB, Allen Bradly, Schneider, etc will be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Possesses, understands and applies knowledge and experience of power system focus area* and related SEL products to complete complex assignments.

2. Lead in training and assisting customers with the creation, design configuration, validation, installation, commissioning and operation of automation and/or protection systems.

3. Lead in assigning, completing and implementing work within agreed upon scope, schedule and budget to a high level of quality and safety.

4. Assist in the identification, preparation and presentation of successful proposals for SEL equipment, services, and systems.

5. Mentor and develop professional staff. May supervise as necessary.

6. Model, teach, and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.

7. Understand. Create. Simplify.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

B.S. In Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline

5+ years relevant application experience with electric power systems, industry practices, and *focus area practices and philosophies

Demonstrated knowledge of electric power system protection and control, integration and/or automation and communications applications

Demonstrated proven knowledge of electric power system design, studies, information and communication technology and protective relay applications

Willing to travel both domestically and internationally a minimum of 25% based on focus area

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
Background check results satisfactory to SEL
Negative drug test result(s)


Preferred Qualifications

Professional Engineer License or equivalent certification

Electrical utility, industrial plant, consulting engineering, or system integrator experience

Project management experience

Working knowledge of Vision or other project management tracking software

Focus Area = Protection, Automation, Design, Studies, Commissioning, Security, Networking, and Project Management

Protection = system protection, protective relays and their applications, settings, and testing

Automation = software, integration and automation, industrial controls, PLCs, industry protocols (IEC-61850, DNP, Modbus), Ethernet systems, protocol analyzers, and industry SCADA practices

Design = analyze technical specifications; create detailed physical and electrical designs, bill of materials, and job estimates

Studies = demonstrated experience using PSSE, ETAP, and/or RTDS. Strong electrical power systems knowledge.

Commissioning = perform commissioning and site acceptance testing in the field, train and assist customers with installation, commissioning and operation of devices. Up to 80% travel.

Security = industrial control system security experience, including technical controls, security assessments, policies, plans and procedures. CISSP and/or GSEC or equivalent certifications required. Working knowledge of NERC/CIP compliance and/or NIST SP800 security requirements. Ability to obtain security clearance.

Networking = industrial control system networking experience, including provision, design, test and implementation supporting system reliability, dependability and security. Working knowledge of NERC/CIP compliance and/or NIST SP800 security requirements. Ability to obtain security clearance.

Project Manager = Full life-cycle project management of multiple large multi-discipline projects from proposal conception to commissioning and close-out. Effectively track and stabilize projects, implement solutions for obstacles and anticipate customer needs.

Proposals = Review customer RFQ documents for technical specifications and scope. Evaluate bid/no bid decisions, develop work statement, preliminary designs, responsibility matrix, risk assessment, cash flow and preliminary project schedules. Develop good understanding of SELs complete ES portfolio and use it effectively to develop complete solutions. Work with contracts to finalize terms and conditions.


Physical Requirements
None

Location Information

Markham, ON-This position is located in Markham, ON, located just 30 km from downtown Toronto. Enjoy beautiful views of the Rouge River Valley, and access to trails and outdoor recreation. Markham is a city rich in history and culture. Known for its award winning heritage district, and performing arts. Enjoy all the amenities of the big city or explore beautiful green spaces. Whatever your interest, you will find it in Markham.
Salary is CAD (73,600)+depending on experience.

Boucherville, PQ

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

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SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

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