American Electric Power Engineer Assc - P&C Field Engineer Sr. in Texarkana, Texas

Title Engineer Assc - P&C Field Engineer Sr.

Auto req ID 16608BR

Location Texarkana, TX

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Engineering

Relocation No

Job Description

  • Protection and Control experience preferred.

  • Will facilitate and coordinate the work activities of others within the work group by being liaison between P&C Tech Services, PCE & Contractors.

  • Will be responsible for contractor oversight on Capital Projects.

  • Will support P&C teams with abnormal conditions for Remote Terminal Units (RTU), station alarms, Unresolved Maintenance Issues (UMI), Capacitor Banks, misoperations.

  • Provide technical support for the development and execution of the Preventive Maintenance Work-Plan. Local P&C Supervisor is responsible of the P&C Work-Plan.

  • Will be responsible for ensuring settings/plans are accurate and ready for Mobile Transformer installations.

  • Be available to support local teams during emergency restoration.

  • Work with Tech Services on Field designs for break/fix projects.

  • Development of project cost and man-hour estimates for protection and control construction projects.

  • Assist with Labor Forecasting of P&C resources.

  • Oversee work in critical facilities - Industrial Customers, Power Plants and EHV stations.

  • Review/participate/oversee current and voltage measurements of new equipment that is placed in service to ensure equipment is safe and reliable.

  • Review relay and control schemes for proper application to ensure correct operation and protection of all equipment

  • Analysis of interruption reports and oscillograms to advise customers in regards to relay scheme problems.

  • Oversee the maintenance of records of relay testing, relay settings, calibration, BCT ratios and other pertinent information on all stations ensuring compliance with all NERC, FERC, and local regulatory requirements.

  • Assist the P&C Supervisor as required.

  • Support and hold employees and contractors accountable for the AEP System Safety Process, ensuring a safe working environment focused on Zero Harm.

  • Strong teamwork skills which includes collaboration.

Minimum Requirements

ENGINEER ASSOCIATE (SG 5):

This is an entry level position for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree in 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) plus a Master's degree in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Experience: Electrical Engineering Degree and experience in Protection & Control relaying and RTU's preferred.

ENGINEER (SG 6):

Has typically acquired 2 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)*; Individuals with a Master’s or Doctorate degree in engineering may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.

*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) plus a Master’s degree in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor’s program.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of engineering experience. Electrical Engineering Degree and experience in Protection & Control relaying and RTU's preferred.

ENGINEER SENIOR (SG 8):

Has typically acquired 6 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)*; Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any U.S. state 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) plus a Master’s degree in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor’s program.

Experience: Minimum of six (6) years of engineering experience. Electrical Engineering Degree and experience in Protection & Control relaying and RTU's preferred.

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