American Electric Power Engineer Assc-Eng (Trans P&C) in Roanoke, Virginia

Title Engineer Assc-Eng (Trans P&C)

Auto req ID 16308BR

Location Roanoke, VA

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Engineering

Relocation No

Job Description Electrical Engineering Degree required.

Relevant experience in related field (internship, part-time work, co-op) preferred.

Note: Education and relevant experience will be used to determine appropriate salary and salary grade.

Engineer Associate (entry level)

Engineer

Position Responsibilities:

Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing entry level engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of theory to solve well-defined problems or provide analysis, with guidance from higher-level engineers. Assists higher-level engineers in handling well-defined portions of more complex problems and analyses. Gains familiarity with standards, codes, and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Gains familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Review relay protection and control activities for 4kV thru 765KV electrical substation projects.

  • Review P&C scopes and cost estimates for electric substation projects.

  • Prepare and/or review P&C engineering and designs for electrical substation projects.

  • Participate in project scheduling, resource planning, and cost control for assigned projects.

  • Provide engineering support for project installation, commissioning, checkout and troubleshooting.

  • Review and approve P&C related work of other team members.

  • Model transmission system impedances and perform short circuit fault studies.

  • Perform area protection studies and recommend settings for existing and new transmission line and station protection schemes.

  • Review, evaluate and provide P&C comments and recommendations on transmission system planning proposals.

  • Coordinate with transmission customers and interconnected companies on associated protection issues.

  • Perform activities related to NERC P&C standards.

  • Identify, clarify, resolve, and initiate solutions to protection and control problems through analysis of interruption reports and fault recorder records.

  • Contribute to development of system-wide protection standards for transmission and distribution station protection, metering and control applications.

  • Provide general P&C technical support, as needed, including the technical interfaces with Telecomm, Operations, Transmission Region Operations, Station Engineering, Transmission Planning and Project Management.

Overtime as required to meet assigned deadlines. Occasional overnight travel will be required. Must maintain a valid driver's license.

Minimum Requirements

Engineer Associate:

This is an entry level position for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)*.

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in preparation for future licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.

*Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) independently evaluated and found to be equivalent to an engineering degree awarded by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Engineer:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)*.

Experience: 2 or more yearsin substation relay protection, metering, control and SCADA application, design and engineering for HV and EHV electrical substation projects (for higher level classifications).

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in preparation for future licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.

*Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) independently evaluated and found to be equivalent to an engineering degree awarded by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

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