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

Relocation No

Job Description NOTE: Experience and relevant education will be used to determine appropriate salary and salary grade.

Engineer Senior

Engineer Prin

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.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 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

Minimum Requirements

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.

Engineer Principal:

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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