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Duke Energy Lead Electrical Engineer-PMC (project Management and Construction) in Charlotte, North Carolina

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This position will provide engineering support for the PMC (project Management and Construction) group in the electrical engineering discipline to implement new generation projects. The Lead Electrical Engineer provides leadership and oversight of contract engineering resources for all phases of Duke Energy major projects (development, design, execution, commissioning, and turnover to operations). Projects include solar, battery, combined cycle, simple cycle, and liquefied natural gas, with potential for combined heat and power/Cogen, hydrogen conversions, CO2 sequestration, and wind.


The Engineer works as a member of the project team to support all phases of major projects, from initial project scoping and development to final project close-out. These responsibilities include:

  • Support development phase of major project scope and EPC bid package.

  • Support development with Transmission for interconnection design and ensure project contract documentation aligns with interconnection scope.

  • Support cost estimate, schedule, risk analysis, bid evaluation and contract development.

  • Provide engineering oversight to ensure compliance with project requirements, contract, and design criteria.

  • Participate in design reviews, drawing reviews, construction support, resolution of technical RFIs, commissioning support and project warranty support.

  • On-site engineering support for construction and commissioning of projects.

  • Prepare thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches with the ability to conduct analysis and recommend process enhancements and standards relative to area of assignment.

  • Provide engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems.

  • Assists in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities under the guidance of higher-level employees.

  • 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.

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.

Travel – 5-15%

Basic / Required Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Not Technology) from an ABET accredited program. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.

8 years of prior work-related experience in addition to degree

Desired Qualifications:

Understanding of basic principles of project management

Good written and oral communication skills.

Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam and desire to complete PE license.

Protection and Controls Engineer (Relay Setting)

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

  • Familiarity to interpret and develop relay protection schemes, relay logic, and coordination documentation.

  • 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

  • Basic understanding of serial and networking communications

  • Familiarity with PTC Mathcad software

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD software

Specific Requirements:

Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, clothing, earplugs, fall protection, etc.) as needed

Must be able to pass required Engineering Training Program requirements

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, June 17, 2024

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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