Siemens Careers

Senior Protection and Controls Engineer

Raleigh, North Carolina

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Energy Management
Business Unit: Transmission Solutions
Requisition Number: 225458
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Raleigh
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight  Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,  Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.


With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.


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Job Description:

Position Overview
The Siemens Energy Management Transmission Solutions team provides full turnkey solutions for the following types of projects AIS/GIS/FACTS/HVDC and Grid Access. The successful candidate would be a member of a team providing our customers with these sometimes highly complex solutions. The Senior Protection & Control Engineer is responsible for relay protection and control engineering activities, including detailed design for high voltage substation and transmission projects. This position will offer the ability to directly apply candidate’s knowledge of protective relaying and controls systems in substation and transmission projects.


•Perform analysis and design of single line diagram
•Develop substation relaying & metering diagrams (i.e. A.C. schematic diagrams), and D.C. Schematic diagrams.
•Prepare specification & Bill of Material for Protection/Control/Metering/RTU/ Communication Panels
•Develop the Schematic Diagram for SCADA and Communications interfaces including RTUs, HMIs, and IEDs.
•Develop Protection and Control Panel layouts.
•Develop Protection and Control Panel wiring diagrams.
•Develop Cable Schedule for Substation.
•Perform Factory Acceptance Test for Protection and Control Panels.
•Perform ARC Flash Studies
•Perform reviews of work performed by others
•Work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
•This position requires a BSEE with a power systems emphasis from an ABET-accredited engineering program. MSEE is a plus
•8 or more year experience with a focus on protection/control/communications design for high voltage substations.
•Experience in writing and providing support documentation for relay calculations.
•Knowledge on ANSI standards, IEC standards knowledge is a plus. 
•Experience with various vendor protective relay equipment typically used in substation. protection, including SEL, Siemens, GE.
•Familiar with Auto-CAD or Micro-Station.
•Good communication skills.
•Professional Engineering license preferred


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States. 


Why Siemens?  In addition to an incredible career opportunity, we offer:
- A competitive base salary
- Excellent health/vision/dental plans, matching 401K, life insurance and 3 weeks of PTO to start.
- Extensive training along with career development.


We aim to hire top talent and arm them with the opportunity to make top dollar. Siemens is a great place to have a career in a growing business.  We are proud that when people join Siemens, they rarely leave, as shown with our low turnover.




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