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AES Relay Engineer (Level II to Senior) in Dayton, Ohio

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AES is hiring for a Relay Engineer (level II or above) to join our Engineering Services Team at AES Ohio. The role is hybrid working at the office in Dayton, Ohio Tuesday - Thursday. You may work from home Monday & Friday.

The ideal candidate will live in Dayton, Ohio, or be willing to relocate. AES is offering a full relocation package, including movers, flights and expenses. Plus, we offer a competitive pay and generous paid time off of 22+ days each year.

Job Description

  • This position is responsible for the engineering and design requirements for protective relaying to detect and isolate faults on AES Ohio’s transmission and distribution system.

  • Provide assigned engineering relay designs for all or parts of substations, carrying out specific job assignments including: preparation of relay systems recommendations, evaluations of proposals, design of relay protection zones and control systems, construction consults and field engineering.

  • Provide support for projects of various complexities and assist with project documentation procedures.

  • Respond to emergencies including long duration customer outages and storm service restoration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform relay setting calculations, coordination studies, and short circuit studies

  • Maintain short circuit model and protection engineering databases

  • Support NERC compliance program

  • Evaluation of relay performance following system events

  • Support commissioning of new relay equipment and systems by field technicians Investigate and resolve protection and control system operation issues

  • Support field staff in construction and maintenance activities

  • Develop new and follow established work practices to ensure a safe work environment

  • Aid in system restoration during storm events


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related field (preferred from an ABET accredited college/university)

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Protective Relaying on electric utility transmission and/or distribution systems.

  • This position can be hired as an Engineer II, III, or IV, or Principal Engineer depending on experience

Preferred Skills, Abilities

  • Relay setting development experience on both transmission and distribution systems

  • Demonstrated ability to perform relay coordination studies.

  • Experience with short circuit modeling software (i.e. CAPE)

  • Familiarity with SEL relays and associated software Electric utility T&D engineering or operations related experience

  • Knowledge of NERC reliability standards (PRC, CIP)

  • Professional Engineering License (preferred)

  • Must possess a positive attitude and priority for safe and reliable operations

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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