Substation Automation and Protection Engineer

Job Description

Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Digital Grid
Requisition Number: 245957
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Wendell
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 45%

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, development, implementation, and commissioning 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 provide technical support on Siemens supplied automation and protection systems.

Specific Job Responsibilities
• Design, development, implementation, testing, commissioning of substation automation systems
• Implementation, testing, commissioning of protection systems
• Communication network design and configuration
• Interface with customers, including trouble shooting and commissioning support
• Provide technical back-office support for the sales/proposal team
• The candidate will be required to travel to project sites

Required Skills
• BS in Electrical Engineering
• Applied knowledge of;
o Communication Network Technologies, including design, configuration, and troubleshooting
o Communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Profibus, Profinet, OPC, Modbus
• Solid knowledge of at least two of the following vendors' substation automation products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/ABB
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
• Minimum five years experience in the Protection and Control Engineering field.
• Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills.

• 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.
• 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
• 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
• Project Execution experience
• Panel Test experience
• Control and Protection commissioning experience
• C Programming Language experience.


Optional Skills
• Knowledge of ANSI standards, IEC standards.
• 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
• Computer technologies knowledge
• Drafting abilities using AutoCAD or Microstation
• Microsoft Project
• Project Execution experience
• Team Lead/Project Lead experience
• Professional Engineer license

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