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Quanta Services Senior Field Service Technician in Friendswood, Texas

About Us

Established in 1993, Power Engineering Services, aQuanta Services, Inc.(NYSE:PWR) company, is a technical service organization specializing in commissioning, start up, and maintenance testing for utilities, industrial, governmental and commercial clients. We are in Converse, TX with clients throughout the United States as well as internationally.

PES performs electrical system analyses, along with acceptance and maintenance testing of electrical distributions. Our professional staff has contributed to the successful completion of major generation, distribution, and commercial projects throughout the world.

Joining our team means being part of an organization that values drive and inclusion. We focus on career development and reward excellence, recognizing each team member's unique contributions. We're at the forefront of powering modern life. Discover how your skills and dedication can make a real difference to us.

About this Role

As a Senior Field Service Technician at Power Engineering Services, you will inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up and collect data of low, medium and high voltage (to 500kV) electrical systems, and moderately complex relay calibration and power metering. They are also required to lead small to medium-sized projects and ensure all required reports are completed and reviewed prior to sending to customers.

What You'll Do

  • Assist with performing and completing documentation required for testing equipment on the substation protection system. Protection system components include, but are not limited to, potential transformers, current transformers, DC control circuits, AC control circuits, substation batteries, circuit breaker components, protective relays, and communication systems (RTU)

  • Assist with calibration and performance functional testing on microprocessor and electromechanical type relays in accordance with the manufacture specifications.

  • Assist in the installation, maintenance, analyzation, and troubleshooting of remote terminal units (RTU’s), network port switches, SCADA equipment, substation battery systems, transformer control circuits, voltage regulation relays and controls, breaker control circuits, and protective relays.

  • Consult instruction manuals, schematics, and wiring diagrams in order to commission, troubleshoot, and resolve equipment issues and ensure optimum equipment functionality.

  • Work with electrical engineers to identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues.

  • Perform function testing of substation control circuits on relay panel, transformers & circuit breaker changeouts.

  • Perform end-to-end relay testing using Doble ProTesT software to verify carrier and fiber systems.

  • Assist in developing written standard commissioning, test plans, testing and maintenance procedures for protective relaying, DFR's, RTU's, IED's, Distribution Automation and associated communication systems.

What You'll Bring

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

  • Advanced technology degree, preferred

  • At least 5 years of high-voltage testing, either relay or apparatus

  • NETA 3 or 4 Certification, strongly preferred

  • if none, ability to obtain quickly

  • Must complete a satisfactory criminal background check.

  • Must be available to work regular overtime as needed.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and currently have and be able to maintain a good driving record.

  • Proficient in computer software: Microsoft Windows 10, Office 365, Cascade, Powerbase, RTS, SEL AcSELerator Quickset and RTAC.

  • Detailed knowledge of substation protection zones and relay functionality.

  • Proficient in reading and utilizing DC control circuitry drawings, AC three-line drawings, panel wiring diagrams, equipment drawings and all other drawings associated with the protection of substation equipment.

  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time

Physical Effort

Must be able to lift 75 lbs. from ground to height of 30 inches and 60lbs from waist level to chest on regular basis. Typical equipment/materials that must be lifted includes but is not limited to tools, materials, parts, relays, and test equipment. Able to climb up and down stairs and vertical and inclined ladders unassisted daily; Perform hand manipulations extended near floor level for extended periods of time on a routine basis.

What You'll Get

As a Quanta Services employee, you'll be offered a wide range of benefits to fit your needs.

  • 401(k) with immediate matching and vesting

  • Fully comprehensive benefits packages; Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Your choice of PPO, HSA, FSA

  • Short term and long term benefits

  • Employee discounts on consumer goods

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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CategoryField Operations

Position TypeFull-Time Regular


Workplace TypeField-Based