Sr. Protection & Controls Engineer

Location: Rochester, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $110,000.00 - $135,000.00
Date: 8/3/2019
Job ID: 02668183
Job Description
Sr. Protection & Controls Engineer
Locations: Rochester NY, Augusta ME, Portland ME, Binghamton NY, New Haven CT, Bordentown NJ

We are seeking an experienced Protection & Controls Engineer to play a leadership role in our T&D Design Engineering Group. Our client is an industry leader in the field of electric utility T&D projects.  If you are an energetic professional with diverse knowledge in system protection and substation design / automation for medium to high voltage projects, WE WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU!


  • Work with the Power Delivery Group providing consulting and design for a variety of project types and clients in the utility substation sector.

  • Oversee protection and controls as applied to designing high voltage substations. Manage related transmission and distribution projects.

  • Help coordinate and supervise electrical equipment installation, power system design and studies, protective relay applications and settings, preparation of electrical equipment drawings and specifications and troubleshooting, repairs, and tests.

  • Assess existing facility conditions and make recommendations.

  • Assist in preparation of estimates and proposals.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior / intermediate engineers


  • Minimum  5 - 7 years consulting/design experience in electrical power systems for utility or heavy industrial market

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering with Power Emphasis

  • Registered Professional Engineer preferred (PE License) or ability to obtain

  • Familiarity with digital micro-processor relays: (SEL, GE, Basler, Beckwith, ABB, Areva, etc.)

  • Proven experience in creating and reviewing engineering drawings including one-lines, three-lines, schematic diagrams, connection diagrams, riser diagrams, cable tray and conduit layout and physical electrical plans, elevations, and details.

  • Proven experience in sizing, specifying, reviewing vendor drawings and providing vendor surveillance for all types of industrial power apparatus including generators, rotating and static exciters, liquid filled and dry type transformers, circuit breakers, MV & LV switchgear, bus, motor control centers, lightning and surge protection, panel boards, DC systems, cable, cable support and terminations.

  • Solid knowledge and use of IEEE, ANSI, NSEC, NERC or NPCC Standards or Codes

  • Experience with relay settings and coordination studies is a plus.

  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal, formal and informal

Salary: DOE. Comprehensive benefits. Relocation assistance.
*Must be authorized to work in US.