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Engineer Sr.

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

 

**Preferred candidate with experience in Electrical Engineering as well as Protection & Control. **

Position Summary: 
Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing complex and high-level electrical engineering work activities and projects that require the application of theory to solve well-defined problems, or provide analysis. Exhibit fundamental understanding of standards, codes, and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Develop relay settings for zones of protection within a substation, and perform peer reviews of the work of other engineers.  Gain familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes.  Provide mentorship, training, and guidance to lesser-experienced engineers.

Principal Accountabilities:
 
  • Perform calculations necessary to develop and issue quality 46kV thru 765KV transmission line relay settings.
  • Perform area protection studies and recommend settings for existing and new transmission line and station protection schemes.
  • Review P&C scopes for electric substation projects.
  • Prepare and/or review P&C engineering and designs for electrical substation projects.
  • Participate in project scheduling, resource planning, and cost control for assigned projects.
  • Provide engineering support for project installation, commissioning, checkout and troubleshooting.
  • Review and approve P&C related work of other team members
  • Model transmission system impedances and perform short circuit fault studies.
  • Perform area protection studies and recommend settings for existing and new transmission line and station protection schemes.
  • Review, evaluate and provide P&C comments and recommendations on transmission system planning proposals.
  • Coordinate with transmission customers and interconnected companies on associated protection issues.
  • Perform activities related to NERC P&C standards
  • Identify, clarify, resolve, and initiate solutions to protection and control problems through analysis of interruption reports and fault recorder records.
  • Contribute to development of system-wide protection standards for transmission and distribution station protection, metering and control applications.
  • Provide general P&C technical support, as needed, including the technical interfaces with Telecomm, Operations, Transmission Region Operations, Station Engineering, Transmission Planning and Project Management.
  • Overtime as required to meet assigned deadlines. Occasional overnight travel will be required. Must maintain a valid driver's license.
Hybrid Work Model 
  • Engineers work in the office at least two days a week as part of Hybrid model.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Has typically acquired 6 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; or 4 years of related engineering experience along with a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a program accredited by ABET*; Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any U.S. state or Puerto Rico** is encouraged and preferred.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in Electrical engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in Electrical engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.
** Confirmation is required to ensure the PE obtained in Puerto Rico aligns with NCEES standards.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

Keywords: American Electric Power, Roanoke , Engineer Sr., Other , Roanoke, Virginia

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