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Substation Engineer - Houston
Summary
Title:Substation Engineer - Houston
ID:1084
Department:Engineering
Location:Houston, TX
Description

Summary

Perform engineering and design duties, which require application of engineering principles and knowledge of substation design


Education / Experience

Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university, with a power background preferred.  Preferred licensed professional engineer.  If registered in a state other than where the engineer will practice, the employee must be able to obtain a license within one year of date of hire.  Two to six years of related experience and/or proven knowledge in power engineering and design is required.


Qualifications

Possess skills in the following areas:
·         Familiarity with electrical relays currently utilized in the electric power utility industry
·         Experience in application of relays and metering in an electrical substation at 138kV and above
·         Design of electrical schematics for relay applications and control systems
·         Design of connection drawings and cabling
·         Relay coordination experience is a plus
·         Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals
·         Knowledge and understanding of three phase power systems
·         Knowledge and understanding of per-unit mathematics and symmetrical components
·         Knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions
·         Knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a project
·         Knowledge of engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI
·         Knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail software
·         Working in a team environment
·         Communicating effectively with co-workers, vendors, clients, etc.


Duties & Responsibilities

Employee may be called upon to perform any or all of the following functions:
·         Work with project team to create all design documents and drawings for a project, including creating wiring diagrams from schematics, generating bills of materials, and applying field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision
·         Perform Engineering support tasks such as relay burden, lighting, load flow, and short circuit calculations with minimal supervision
·         Apply engineering application software to complete engineering tasks such as ground grid design, relay coordination, transformer sizing, and load flow and short circuit studies with minimal supervision
·         Review project schedules and work with project engineer to insure projects remain on schedule
·         Apply engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI
·         Properly use the document management system
·         Apply corporate standard engineering practices
·         Supervise project activities
·         Communicate and coordinate project activities with project engineer, customer representatives, and others as needed
·         Spend time at job sites to gain hands-on knowledge and additional training in substation construction and design
·         Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of his/her work
·         Bring potential project-related problems and possible solutions to the attention of the responsible party
·         Travel out of town for short periods of time as required by projects and assignments
·         Other duties as assigned
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