Protection Relay / Controls Configuration & Commissioning Engineer

Job Description

Position Scope

The Digital Grid Substation Automation Systems group located in Raleigh, NC is looking for a Substation Automation and Protection Engineer to support Siemens customers in the design of protection and control panels of substation automation systems and applications that incorporate Siemens or other automation products.

The engineer will also develop new application solutions with IEC61850 between other protocols and design systems on Siemens supplied automation and protection systems.

Specific Job Responsibilities

        Design Logic Diagrams for protection and control schemes

        Prepare (FAT) Factory Acceptance Test Procedures for projects

        Design and define requirements for testing enviroments for Factory Acceptance Tests with Customers

        Prepare Test Set (Omicron, Doble, etc...) routines for various protection applications

        Configure and test relays for controls and protection schemes of High,Medium and Low Voltage Substations Systems as well as Generation Stations

        Design, development, implementation, testing, and commissioning of protection and control applications and schemes

        Interface with customers, including trouble shooting and commissioning support

        Provide technical back-office support for the sales/proposal organization

        The candidate will be required to travel to project sites

        Travel Time expected to be around 75%

Required Skills

        BS degree in Electrical Engineering

        Minimum 2(two) years experience in the Protection engineering field, including applied knowledge of;

o   ◦Busbar protection (high impedance and low impedance on centralized and decentralized schemes)

o   ◦Transformer protection (including multi winding transformers, differential and restricted earth fault protection)

o   ◦Breaker Failure protection (single bus, double bus, double + transfer bus, ring bus, breaker and half schemes, etc …)  

o   ◦Capacitor Bank protection for medium and large banks

o   ◦Medium Voltage protection schemes (including design of transfer schemes and reverse interlocking schemes)

        Applied knowledge of transmission and distribution numerical relay and protection; capable of designing and specifying them; capable of approving and supervising the designs of other engineers.

        Development of protection schemes and logic diagrams based on technical drawings

        Solid knowledge of the following vendors' relay products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/Bechwith/ABB

        Applied knowledge of;

o   ◦Communication Network Technologies, including Design, Configuration, and troubleshooting

o   ◦Communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Modbus and Profibus

        Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills

        Adept with Microsoft Office Applications

        Protection Panel Test experience

        Control and Protection commissioning experience

        Knowledge on Microsoft Office Applications

Optional Skills

        Knowledge of ANSI standards, IEC standards.

·        Line Transmission and Distribution protection (including tele protection schemes, auto reclose on mono or tri pole schemes)

·        Generator protection for small, medium and large generators (including protection settings calculation)

        Project Execution experience

        High Voltage, Distribution and Generation applications experience, working for Utility and Industrial customers.

        Knowledge of at least one of the following vendors' relay products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/ABB

        Design of electrical schematics (AC/DC for control and protection), one and three line diagrams, mechanical layout, BoM, wiring diagrams, etc. for substations up to 500kV

        Computer technologies knowledge

        Drafting abilities using AutoCAD or Microstation

        Microsoft Project

        Project Execution experience

        Team Lead/Project Lead experience

        Professional Engineer license

        C Programming Language experience.


Job ID: 185652

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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