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Duke Energy Engineer III or Senior Engineer – Electrical Engineer – Transmission Protection and Control Engineering in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Job Description

Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy

This position is part of the Protection and Control Engineering group located in the Duke Energy Progress headquarters in downtown Raleigh, NC. This work group is responsible for the design of protection and control relaying applications for substations (new and existing). Design projects range from routine equipment modifications and installations to the complete design of new transmission facilities.The person in this position will work as part of a project team 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 13kV, 24kV, 115kV, 230kV and 500kV. 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.


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

  • 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


Note: This posting is for two positions. Dependent on relevant experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below:

Basic/Required Qualifications

Engineer III

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

  • In addition to bachelor's degree, four (4) plus years required related experience

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

    Senior Engineer

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

  • 6 years minimum required related experience or 5 plus years of experience with a Professional Engineer License (P.E.)

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

Desired Qualifications

  • Electrical Engineering degree preferred - the concepts of protection schemes requires an understanding of symmetrical components

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Familiarity with MicroStation or AutoCAD

  • Professional Engineer Certifications/License

  • Demonstrates ability to quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in priorities, and remain calm and effective in stressful situations.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.

  • Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, partners, customers, and the public by adapting to various personality styles in a professional manner.

  • Experience and demonstrates written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present information, facilitate meetings and provide direction to others.

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

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management

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 Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, December 12, 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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