American Electric Power Engineer Sr-Engineer Prin (Trans P&C) in Roanoke, Virginia
Title Engineer Sr-Engineer Prin (Trans P&C)
Auto req ID 16310BR
Location Roanoke, VA
Job Type Full-Time
Job Category Engineering
Job Description NOTE: Experience and relevant education will be used to determine appropriate salary and salary grade.
Job Summary: Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing complex and high-level electrical engineering work activities and projects that require the application of theory to solve well-defined problems, or provide analysis. Exhibit fundamental understanding of standards, codes, and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Develop relay settings for zones of protection within a substation, and perform peer reviews of the work of other engineers. Gain familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes. Provide mentorship, training, and guidance to lesser-experienced engineers.
Review relay protection and control activities for 4kV thru 765KV electrical substation projects.
Review P&C scopes 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.
Principal level candidates must be fully self-sufficient in the development of transmission line relay settings.
Principal level candidates must demonstrate departmental technical leadership by mentoring newer or lesser-experienced engineers, by participation in the PCE Mentorship program, one-on-technical meetings, and by submission of technical and lessons-learned articles to the PCE newsletter
Engineer Senior: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)*.
6 years experience in substation relay protection, metering, control and SCADA application, design and engineering for HV and EHV electrical substation projects (for higher level classifications).
Licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)*.
10 years experience in substation relay protection, metering, control and SCADA application, design and engineering for HV and EHV electrical substation projects (for higher level classifications).
Licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is required.
*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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