You will have the ability to: Specify, design, and modify power system protection schemes, develop protective relaying settings, and assist in the commissioning of electric utility substations to maintain the integrity and stability of the ERCOT transmission grid.Evaluate and apply NERC compliance standards.Serve as an SME on various internal and external working groups.
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What we bring to you
- Competitive pay
- Paid training
- Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
- Subsides metro and parking discounts
- Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
- Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
- Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
- 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution with immediate 100% vesting.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Develop protection schemes and specify relays for use in independent primary and secondary relaying systems.
- Calculate, program and deploy protective relay settings, including coordination studies and documentation, for electromechanical and microprocessor relay.
- Analyze fault events and develop sequence of events reports following system disturbances, with data obtained from digital fault recorders and microprocessor relays.
- Interact with independent power producers, industrial customers, engineering firms, and construction contractors providing technical assistance and commissioning of new equipment for the interconnection with the ERCOT transmission grid.
- Provide technical assistance with the evaluation and commissioning of new equipment for the interconnection within the CNP electric system.
- Provide support to field personnel in commissioning and the troubleshooting of existing equipment operations.
- Build short circuit cases and provide available fault duties to industrial customers upon request.
- Leverage knowledge to support implementation of digital technology including 61850 process bus solutions.
- Have knowledge of high speed pilot protection schemes including POTT, DCB, and LCD.
Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Associate Engineer - Electric utility or power engineering internship/co-op experience is preferred.
Engineer - Requires a minimum of two years of electric utility or power engineering experience that includes performing engineering calculations and design.
Senior Engineer - Requires a minimum of five years of electric utility or power engineering experience that includes performing engineering calculations and design. Must have a Professional Engineer license. A Professional Engineer license in the State of Texas is preferred or must be actively persuing a State of Texas Professional Engineer lisence.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.