Protection and Controls Engineer
- Location: Des Moines
- Salary: $130k - 140k per year + Full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
Protection and Controls Engineer
Location: Des Moines
Salary: $130k - 140k per year + Full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
This includes managing all activities related to project scope, schedule, cost/budget, quality, communications, resources, procurement, and risk elements to optimize client service, quality and financial performance on large, complex and challenging projects.
Leads the planning and implementation of medium-large power delivery engineering projects ranging in complexity and utilizing resources from multiple office locations.
Supports business development by participating in project scoping, fee development, proposal preparation, interviews, negotiations, and contract development.
Reviews assigned project(s) after award to define project scope, determine work procedures/sequences and develops schedules, budgets, staffing, vendor lists and progress billing points.
Forms a project team and sees that responsibilities are assigned and the execution of tasks are begun and completed according to schedule.
Submits documents to federal, state and local authorities for code compliance review and obtains permits required.
Meets with client management as necessary during the term of a project to resolve issues and to obtain approvals at the project's completion.
Maintains a continuing business relationship with clients as part of ongoing business development efforts.
Plans, organizes, communicates and coordinates project engagements.
Manages the day-to-day activities of project engagements including Clients and Project Teams.
Prepares project opening orders, project outlines, project initiation, project schedules, project executions and project closings.
Achieve project objectives including quality/scopes, budgets, and schedules.
Maintains accurate and comprehensive Project Records.
Achieve project performance metrics established for the engagement (i.e. target margins, revenue, multiplier, etc.).
Analyzes project performance, resource utilization, profitability, margins, and revenues.
Identifies potential out of scope work. Manages, and negotiates contract change orders.
Identifies and manages project risk from the proposal phase through the duration of the project.
Trains, mentors, and oversees other Project Managers and conducts/participates in portfolio and project reviews.
Bachelors of Science in engineering from an accredited college or university or relevant experience.
MBA (preferred but not required).
PE (preferred but not required).
Minimum of 15-20 years of increasing experience in the Power Delivery Industry with a minimum of 5 years in project management.
Firm understanding of financial management.
Demonstrated capabilities and success in managing large multi-discipline programs, projects, multi-office projects, and/or multiple projects.
Thorough understanding of various types of power delivery projects (transmission, substation, distribution).
Demonstrated understanding and experience in multiple project delivery methods (i.e. DBB, DB, EPC, CM@Risk).
Outstanding time management skills.
Quality of Work
Budget and Cost Control and Performance
Judgment and Initiative
Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
Adherence to Company Policies and Teamwork
Leadership and Mentorship
**this is a 6 month contract to direct hire opportunity100% remote- work from home anywhere within the United States**NO sponsorship available! Only US based candidates apply! Overview:As a Senior Protection & Control Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing protection and control engineering activities for high voltage substation and transmission projects. You will utilize your knowledge of protective relaying and control systems to contribute to EPC substation and transmission projects.Responsibilities:• Perform analysis and design of Protection Systems for HV substation/ and FACTS • Develop substation relaying & metering diagrams (i.e. Single line/A.C./D.C. schematic diagrams) • Develop the substation communication and network diagram • Prepare specification & Bill of Material for Protection/Control/Metering/RTU/ Communication Panels • 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 reviews of work performed by others • Work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements • Perform relay coordination study and develop the relay settings file • Coordinate with supplier and contractors • Flexibility to travel locally and internationally to customer meetings and project sites, with an approximate travel of 25%.Qualifications:• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with a power systems emphasis from an ABET-accredited engineering program; Master's degree preferred. • 8 years or more of experience with a focus on protection/control/communications design for high voltage substations. • Experience in Communication Network Technologies • Experience in Communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Modbus, … • 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. • Familiarity with Auto-CAD or Micro-Station. • Good communication skills. • Professional Engineering license is preferred. • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization. Siemens Energy employees with current visa sponsorship may be eligible for internal transfers.
As an I&C engineer, work with a team of I&C engineers and designers, and other disciplines, to perform detail engineering, including front-end planning work, develop I&C quantities and cost estimation, conduct conceptual studies, perform technical quality reviews, attend Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), and support construction & commissioning activities . Work under a direct supervision of an I&C lead or work independently on smaller projects or standalone activities. Knowledge of instrumentation and control systems (PLC/DCS) is required.Prepare instruments and control system specifications, instrument inquiry/bid packages, technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.Conduct review of instrument and control systems vendor drawings and data. Interface with suppliers, clients, other engineering disciplines, and detailers/designers.Participate in the development of P&ID's and equipment/construction subcontract package specifications.Develop instrument index, I/O list, cause & effect and logic diagrams, and control narratives.Work with the India I&C team and other disciplines to produce I&C engineering and design deliverables.Work with clients and vendors for information required to complete engineering design deliverables on schedule and building long working relationship.Interface and support construction personnel directly from the office and support construction and pre-commissioning activities in the field, as required.Work with SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) and other smart tools to produce engineering and design deliverables.Able to support construction and startup & commission activities in the field, as required Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering from accredited program required.Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification recommended.3 years related experience. Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Attention to detail.Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).Valid driver's license required. Must be willing and able to obtain, or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
You will be 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 you knowledge of protective relaying and control systems in EPC substation and transmission projects. Perform analysis and design of Protection Systems for HV substation/ and FACTSDevelop substation relaying & metering diagrams (i.e. Single line/A.C./D.C. schematic diagrams) Develop the substation communication and network diagram Prepare specification & Bill of Material for Protection/Control/Metering/RTU/ Communication PanelsDevelop 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 reviews of work performed by othersWork closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirementsPerform relay coordination study and develop the relay settings fileCoordinate with supplier and contractors
Description:Responsible for oversight of substation engineering and consulting services for clients across the US and internationally. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating electrical protection & control and/or physical layout design deliverables. Projects range in size, complexity, and voltage class from small distribution equipment upgrades to large transmission projects. This position can influence the future of the resiliency and reliability of the electric grid. Opportunities to advance into leadership/management roles are available. Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments: Lead in preparation of proposals and scope development, including: Conceptual designs and execution plansEngineering/project cost estimates and schedules Lead in the execution of engineering activities: Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of materialProtection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring and relay panel wiringCalculations for studies and reports (grounding, lighting protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)Equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing Lead coordination of design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.)Develop and improve processes, tools and/or technology implementationsProvide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team membersRegularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnelPerform quality reviews for other engineers and designersProvide short term field support during constructionSupport business development and marketing initiativesOther areas of involvement may include: relay settings, 3D modeling/design, or industry/professional technical committee involvement Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)Professional Engineer registration strongly preferredProficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI StandardStrong preference for those with: Excellent written & verbal communication skillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsCapability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria
Principal SCADA Engineer with a background in SCADA and Communications design for Substation Utility or Generation clients. Technical responsibilities will include the design of any / all of the following: SCADA and Communications systems including RTUs, RTACs, HMIs and IEDs; computer modeling/analysis of electrical systems; preparation of specifications for equipment and systems; report preparation; applying codes and standards and performing and reviewing design computations.Essential Duties: Detailed design of SCADA and Communications systems for high voltage substations including generating single lines, schematics, points lists and configuration files for RTUs, RTACs, HMIs, IEDs and other communications systems componentsDesign of SCADA interfaces with Protection and Control designs including panel wiring, AC/DC schematics, and Control building and relay panel layoutsCoordination with other disciplines as neededPerforming site visits for gathering data, site acceptance and commissioning supportWriting material procurement and construction specifications & evaluating contractor bidsFamiliar with NERC SIP regulatory requirementsProtective relay coordination and settings experience preferredReviewing shop drawingsResearching equipment and client standardsPerforms typical calculations such as equipment and conductor sizing, voltage drop and battery sizingGenerating engineering fee estimatesProviding field support during constructionMentors and teaches less experienced engineers and design staffOccasional overnight travel may be required for client meetings and or site visits Required skills, education and experience: BSEE from and ABET accredited University15+ years of protection and control design experienceExperience working directly with clients, supporting marketing proposals/efforts preferredExperience managing a design budget and schedule preferredMust have excellent verbal and written communication skillsPE license preferred
Position of: Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Manager Scope of Responsibility includes: - • Establishing electrical operation concept, schematic drawings for HV panels, LV MCC & LV DB’s from single line diagram • Good understanding of 66/11kv, 115/11kv, 22/11kv switchgears, control panel and metering panels • Reviewing of offers/drawings for technical compliance, preparation of instrumentation I/O list, cable sizing & termination schedule preparation. Co-ordination with suppliers on design approvals and FAT & SAT • Supervision of installation, erection, testing and commissioning sub-contractors. Co-ordinate with customers to make changes related with approval drawings. • Pre-commissioning testing of various protection relays of Generator, Transformer, Motor & Feeder Protection of ABB, Schneider, Areva, GE, Reyrolle, Siemens make with following functions. • Trouble shooting and maintenance of all kinds of field instruments which are related to DCS & SCADA system • Provides technical, trouble shooting and maintenance support to all electrical equipment and instrumentation, including low/medium/high voltage substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, distribution systems and associated protection and support equipment. • Testing of Current, Voltage & Power transformers, MV/HV/LV circuit breakers, and Control & Protections schemes with complicated interlocking schemes. • Develop engineering capabilities and work with sales team on project proposal and bidding • Preferably with knowledge in Diesel Generator, Control Panel modification, commissioning and testing. Knowledge in Water Treatment System, Boiler, Turbine, Fuel Handling System, Fuel Preparation System is an added advantage. Requirements • Degree in Science in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems • Min. 5 years of working experience in renewables, power generation, power systems design or similar field. • PE Certificate is an added advantage • Ability to perform detail-oriented, critical reviews of technical documentation • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment • Strong analytical and trouble shooting skills • Ability to write technical reports in English and proficient in MS Office • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) mindset • Travelling/Site stationed is required Interested applicants please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing, including (without limitation): reading/verifying all voltage and current inputs to relays; verifying all metering (local and SCADA); calibrating all relays; trip testing (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all function switches, etc.Performing routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment. Commission new substations, power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and microprocessor), pilot channel equipment (power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer, transfer trip, fiber optic, CVT’s, line tuners, line traps, etc.), controls and communications equipmentPlanning, scheduling, and completing test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptionsProviding Project Technical Support to Field Service personnel Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years of field experience in commissioning, panel and equipment checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemesExperience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation design (including protection & control engineering); substation construction; substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment softwareTest equipment and toll/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above; basic PC skillsQuickly learn and apply test procedure for various types of substation equipment; communicate effectively with diverse groups, tailoring communication for audience and situationLearn and apply client’s switching procedures and safety measures as require
To lead the commissioning of the GE Plant Controls System (Mark VIe) for Combined Cycle Power Plants (CCPP) and ensure planning, preparation and execution of the commissioning, operation, trial run and acceptance. Essential Responsibilities Prepare and execute the commissioning, trial run, acceptance testing, and inspection/measurements works defined by the Commissioning ManagerParticipate in site meetings by arrangement with the Commissioning ManagerUtilize all available tools and aids to achieve the goals of his/her assignment and, as well, to strive for continuous product improvements and cost reductionPrepare, manage, perform, coordinate, and monitor the commissioning of the specified systems in a safe and timely mannerPerform commissioning as per specifications, engineering documents considering the safety instructions, environmental protection measures and local regulationsOrganize and supervise the safe operation of the plant (site rules, safety regulations, shift plan, shift log, etc.) from system turnover from Installation until COD by arrangement with the Commissioning ManagerFacilitate the turnover of systems from Installation to commissioning and from commissioning to the customer in accordance with current procedure/work instruction by arrangement with the Commissioning ManagerWork off the open item lists of systems under his/her responsibility by arrangement with the Commissioning Manager Qualifications/Requirements More than 10 years of experience in commissioning and strong knowledge of the GE Mark VIe Controls System and process of Combined Cycle Power Plants (CCPP) including strong knowledge of PID loop tuning.Strong Knowledge of communication protocols: Modbus, Foundation Fieldbus and ProfibusStrong analytic and problem-solving capability.Willing to travel worldwide for long term assignmentsFluent in spoken and written English
Key ResponsibilitiesThe key responsibilities include the following: Planning of outages on the main Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant and Open Cycle Gas Turbine plant and other major items of plant.Development of contingency plans associated with the aboveReview of contracts, programmes, project and commercial documentation associated with outagesProgress and reporting on all planned and unplanned outagesEnsuring plans meet safety, environmental, technical, and commercial targetsCo-ordination of day-to-day maintenance planning activities.Managing site specific projects that have defined time or functional start and end criteria. These may include CAPEX projects, plant investigations, technical and commercial project assignments, audits etc.Manage and develop site based computerised maintenance management systems to suit business and plant needsDevelop and test site Business Continuity PlansCoordinate the preparation of monthly reports, business reviews and associated follow up actions.Develop procedures and plans in the above areas to support the stations ISO quality standards Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceEssential Experience in a power plant or similar process industry in a commercial environment is considered essential.It is expected that the incumbent would have good interpersonal skill and have the ability to manage and lead projects, coordinate activities, chair meetings, and manage unplanned changes.The incumbent would be expected to prepare reports to suit recipients at different levels of the organisation and make presentations as required. Desirable Working experience in the use, development and management of planning software and computerised maintenance management systems would be an advantage. QualificationsIt is desirable that the incumbent has 3rd level qualification in engineering or a related technical/science based subject.
This job is focussed on work activities related to the generation of electricity across a portfolio of station assets using a variety of fuel types.The successful candidate will be a team player, flexible and a self-starter with good problem-solving skills. They should be able to demonstrable the ability to lead as required, communicate and relate effectively with staff at all levels in the organisation. Key Responsibilities The key responsibilities include the following: Planning of outages on the main Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant and Open Cycle Gas Turbine plant and other major items of plant.Ensuring plans meet safety, environmental, technical, and commercial targetsDevelopment of contingency plans associated with the above Review of contracts, programmes, project and commercial documentation associated with outagesProgress and reporting on all planned and unplanned outagesCo-ordination of day-to-day maintenance planning activities.Manage and develop site based computerised maintenance management systems to suit business and plant needsManaging site specific projects that have defined time or functional start and end criteria. These may include CAPEX projects, plant investigations, technical and commercial project assignments, audits etc.Develop and test site Business Continuity PlansDevelop procedures and plans in the above areas to support the stations ISO quality standardsCoordinate the preparation of monthly reports, business reviews and associated follow up actions. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Essential Experience in a power plant or similar process industry in a commercial environment is considered essential.It is expected that the incumbent would have good interpersonal skill and have the ability to manage and lead projects, coordinate activities, chair meetings, and manage unplanned changes.The incumbent would be expected to prepare reports to suit recipients at different levels of the organisation and make presentations as required. Desirable Working experience in the use, development and management of planning software and computerised maintenance management systems would be an advantage. Qualifications It is desirable that the incumbent has 3rd level qualification in engineering or a related technical/science based subject. Location This position is based in Aghada Station, Cork. If you feel the above criteria applies to you, please do not hesitate to apply.
Perform design in Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination and collaborates on critical digital delivery initiatives.Perform tasks that support the development of digital delivery standards, processes, and toolsPerform Integrated Project Delivery for design-build projects.Perform digital delivery tasks using QA/QC standards to adhere to digital delivery scopes of work, schedules, and budgets.Identify clash detection and follows reporting and resolution process.Responsible for all aspects of project setup, such as model file setup, digital project setup; project access, cloud services; digital procurement; miscellaneous support tasks, etc.Prepare and present digital model presentations for clients.Execute changes to virtual reality simulations for internal and external stakeholders.Research and compile required project-related data and performs metadata audits.Provide digital delivery content for the entire project lifecycle.Provide project budget estimates for digital delivery scope.Define and recommend digital delivery methods, procedures, and tools in collaboration with the project team.Responsible for developing and integrating the digital delivery schedule and project compliance.Performs other duties as assignedComplies with all policies and standards Requirements:Bachelor Degree in virtual design and construction, Engineering Technology, or a related field from an accredited program and 4 years of experience planning, training, organizing, and delivering complex BIM models and related digital products across project teams required OR Associate Degree and 6 years of experience planning, training, organizing, and delivering complex BIM models and related digital products across project teams require OR 8 years of experience planning, training, organizing, and delivering complex BIM models and related digital products across project teams in lieu of a degree required. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new software programs.Ability to execute and integrate digital delivery into EPC projects.Advanced knowledge of digital delivery software, standards, and project deliverables.Ability to integrate multiple BIM models across various software platforms.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Strong attention to detail, facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.
Job Responsibilities: Technical Lead for the mechanical engineering and desgin of projects including: Data CentersFacility ExpansionSystem Upgrades Design and review of design of Mechanical Systems: HVAC, Air handlers, Chillers, Plumbing and Sprinkler Fire protection, and performing calculations. Knowledge of building systems and multidiscipline coordination.Leading, mentoring, and delegating workload to your team (Junior Engineers, BIM/CAD Staff, Designers) Qualifications & Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical EngineeringP.E. Licensed (required)6+ yrs required, 10+ preferred.Verbal communication skilss - present solutions to teams and clientsManagement and Collaboration w/ internal and external teamsOccasional TravelPass Bckground Checks and/or security screeningsAuthorized to work in the US. Benefits! Training & Development: Personal and Professional specialized training.Mentorship Professional Licensure Reimbursement E.I.T / P.E. / FPE Study Courses (PAID FOR)Time off from work to study (PAID)Exam Cost (PAID FOR) Company paid parkingESOP opportunitiesCompany Paid Holodays, PTO, Parental Leave (paid)Vision, Dental, Medical - Employer HSA, FSA OptionsHybrid WFH - 2 days WFH 3 days in officeTraditional and Roth 401(K) - immediate vesting on matching contributions