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Duke Energy Engineer I / Engineer II – Electrical Engineer - P&C / Substation - (DEC - Charlotte) in Charlotte, North Carolina

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This position can be hired as either an Engineer I or Engineer II depending on experience

Job Summary

Protection & Controls Engineering

Responsible for the design of protection and control relaying applications for substations (new and existing) with a specific focus on Protection Settings and SCADA Settings. Design projects range from routine equipment modifications and installations to the complete design of new transmission facilities. This work requires an understanding of power systems, transformers, protective relaying, and electrical engineering principles. Involved in the development and review of designs for high voltage substations at voltages of 15kV, 44kV, 69kV, 100kV, 130kV, 230kV and 345kV. Additionally, expected to develop or possess expertise in protective relay settings calculations and analysis based on current and evolving standards (IEEE, NERC, etc.). Must be able to manage multiple projects in various stages of design so as to meet project schedule deadlines; provide design support to field personnel during project implementation; develop and maintain sufficient level of expertise in use of CAD software for efficient production of engineering work; and collaborate in a team environment to spread knowledge and to produce the best quality product possible.

Substation Engineering

The Substation Engineering department is responsible for designing the physical layout for new substations, expansions to existing substations, upgrades, and failing equipment replacements that require engineering efforts to retrofit with the latest equipment. Substation Engineering is responsible for site grading, foundation design, structural design and analysis, and electrical analysis for grounding and lightning protection. It is a diverse group of civil engineers, electrical engineers, and designer/drafters that all work together to contribute to our projects’ success.

Job Responsibilities

Protection & Controls Engineering

  • Coordinates work to manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely release of engineering designs.

  • Utilizes a variety of tools and techniques to complete an engineering design, including current design specifications, pertinent code manuals, computer aided design/drafting software, and other reference sources.

  • Produces engineering release packages consisting of pertinent drawings and bills of material.

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity in both inside as well as outside the scope of typical responsibility.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities; decisions may affect the operations or results of the work group and may have some impact on major projects or department results.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches related to defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; completes non-routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with the ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures; proficient in technical and analytical competencies necessary to handle assignments of increasing complexity.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

    Substation Engineering

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of well-defined problems in area of expertise.

  • Contributes to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; deals with changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to well-defined problems and analysis of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; projects and assignments are clearly defined with focus on development but must be able to complete routine engineering projects with minimal oversight; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with minimum impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; demonstrates proficiency in technical competencies and has ability to interpret technical information and instructions.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

    Basic Qualifications

    This position can be hired as either an Engineer I or Engineer II depending on experience

    Engineer I

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program

    Engineer II

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • 2 years minimum required related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Protection and Controls Engineer (Relay Settings)

  • Familiarity with electromechanical, solid-state, and microprocessor-based relaying.

  • Familiarity with relay protection schemes and relay logic .

  • Experience with relay settings calculations for protective relays from Protection & Control designs specifically settings for line, autobank transformers, transformers, bus, capacitor bank for both transmission & distribution class equipment

  • Interpret and develop relay logic used with microprocessor-based relays

  • Interpretation of relay documents and Protection & Control design drawings

  • Interpretation and compliance with all applicable NERC (PRC-006, PRC-012, PRC-023, PRC-025, PRC-027, CIP-002, and CIP-10) and FRCC regulations

  • Analysis and reporting of fault analysis and relay actions

  • Experience with power system modeling and relay coordination studies using Aspen One-Liner software

  • Familiarity with Aspen Relay Database, SEL-5010, SEL-5030 AcSELerator , EnerVista UR, CymTCC software.

  • Familiarity with protection system components, such as relays, carrier sets, RTU, instrument transformers, and DC systems.

  • Basic understanding of serial and networking communications

  • Familiarity with PTC Mathcad software

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD software

Protection and Controls Engineer (SCADA)

  • Experience with multiple SCADA hardware platforms

  • Experience developing SCADA Point Assignment Sheets (PAS) or Point Data Sheets (PDS)

  • Experience with developing SCADA configuration files on multiple hardware platforms

  • Development of baselines and I/O summaries for existing and new substations

  • Familiarity with SEL RTACs and associated substation automation products

  • Experience with RTU configurations with serial protocols

  • Basic understanding of communication protocols: DNP 3.0, SEL, ASCII, MODBUS

  • Basic understanding of telecom networking

  • Basic understanding of relay settings

  • Understanding of NERC CIP requirements as well as ports and services of devices and configurations

  • Adhere to internal and industry compliance and regulations

  • Database entry of compliance and non-compliance data & perform Queries

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD

Substation Engineer

  • Understanding of basic engineering theories and principles.

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam.

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management.

  • Experience in the utility industry.

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Senior Engineer).

  • Department specific experience applicable to the hiring department.

  • Substation Engineering physical design experience.

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to their designated Duke Energy facility.

Specific Requirements

  • Must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

Travel Requirements

5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, March 31, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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