Protection & Control Engineer – K&A Engineering Consulting PC

  • Science & Engineering
  • Fulltime
  • 2 years ago
  • Rochester

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5-10 years

Job Description


K&A Engineering Consulting – White Plains, NY is a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection, and collaboration, and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of. Our company has earned its reputation through challenging work, uncompromising precision and continuous learning and adapting.

We strongly believe in building long lasting relationships with our clients and our employees. We love what we do, and our goal is to have the happiest clients and employees in the industry. We deliver a reliable and innovative range of services for dozens of projects around the country. The company’s team members are passionate about engineering, infrastructure, and design, and understand our clients’ business needs and objectives.
Job Overview::

Due to Company growth, we are actively seeking experienced Protection and Controls Engineers to join our Projects team in Rochester, NY. The candidate will perform a detailed review of all existing protection schemes present in the subject area to incorporate into the new design. Special areas of focus are anti-islanding schemes, SPS schemes, etc.
Responsibilities & Duties::
• Lead overall protection and controls design for all capital projects and define relay protection functionality/scheme in accordance with the client’s TM standards
• Review contractor provided relay settings, logic diagrams (including Goose messaging diagrams), and operational descriptions for all capital projects
• Review/perform area relay coordination and determine what level of area coordination is required/needed (based on changes in fault duty and overall system performance due to the project changes)
• Review contractor provided relay settings for all temporary builds and construction sequence steps including mobile settings
• Review/provide input to Owner’s Aspen model changes as required for individual capital projects and should be able to calculate the short circuit fault levels
• Provide protection and controls design support all throughout the life of the project
• Ensure all as-built documentation gets filed appropriately in the plant filing location at Owner
• Coordinate with automation and integration groups for all capital projects
• Review SCADA point indexes
• Review contractor provided HMI screens/settings for all capital projects
• Review Protection settings and settings basis
• Review IED Data Maps
• Review substation level operational descriptions (HMI operation, relay front panel operation, etc.)
• Review automated maintenance data gathering (Digital Substation Data) point lists
• Track all required licenses/firewalls and key automation and integration deliverables needed for project implementation
• Perform constructability review and ensure adequate automation and integration coverage is available for each outage step (SCADA etc.)
Qualifications & Skills::
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with a strong background and knowledge of all utility engineering disciplines
• Seven (7) years or more of relay/protection settings engineering experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
• Proven experience in Substation Design should include general arrangement, electrical equipment plans, elevation and section views, equipment cable trays, cable design, conduit fill calcs, rigid bus calcs.
• Professional level skills in MicroStation, AutoCAD
• Must be self-motivated, able to handle multi-tasks with minimal supervision, and possess the temperament to deal pleasantly and efficiently with both customers and co-workers.
• Must be able to work flexible hours as determined by the local management team
• Must be capable of carrying out the essential functions of the classification
• Must be a New York resident or able to relocate to the Rochester area.
• Must be able to work a Hybrid Schedule as needed

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