SubStation Relay Electrical Engineer
Per S Group, Inc. - Merrillville, IN

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Per S|Energy has an immediate need for an Electrical Engineer for a SubStation at our client in Northern Indiana. This is a Direct Hireposition.
Position Description: Provide the necessary Electrical/Instrument Engineering to support the Generating Station, Operations and Maintenance departments. Provide the station with timely technical input and economic evaluations to support efforts to insure cost effective and technically balanced decision-making. The results rendered would be a high availability rate (low EFOR), low production costs, environmental compliance and proper asset management.
Responsibilities: Maintain safety as the prime consideration in the planning and implementation of all projects and assigned work. Follow established design control scheme logic and originates protective relaying schematic diagrams for existing, new or renovation projects. Reviews project design drawings and verifies field wiring to insure strict adherence to proper relaying practices and NIPSCO standards. Provides engineering support on site and directs various operating and construction personnel to insure that all station electrical equipment is installed, tested and operates properly. Performs acceptance, calibration, functional testing and final load checks of protective relays and control schemes for existing system, new or renovation projects. Performs field acceptance testing of new equipment (power transformers, circuit breakers, generators, instrument transformers, voltage regulators, protective relays, CT's, PT's, inverters, batteries, chargers, etc.). Performs scheduled inspection, functional tests, and maintenance of protective relays and equipment control systems to insure continued reliability. Maintains, calibrates and repairs the system monitoring equipment (Digital Fault Recorders and Sequential Event Recorders) located at the station. Responds anytime, day or night, to investigate and provide solutions to field problems with protective relaying control schemes or other station equipment. Conducts infrared scans of electrical equipment. Analyzes results for impending problems and issues mitigation recommendations. Provides technical assistance and engineering services to various departments within Generation. Conducts substation power transformer loading and voltage surveys and maintains system distribution voltage levels in proper adjustment. Documents all equipment test data and maintains the most current version of station electrical prints. Perform the role of Project Manager or Project Technical Lead for electrical equipment and infrastructure testing, maintenance, or upgrades. Develop and prioritize budget proposals for plant upgrades and maintenance projects. Conduct cost benefit and project risk analyses. Provide input to project timing considering outage schedules, and engineering and procurement lead times. Develop or work with others to provide detailed project schedules and cost estimates. Maintain reliable updates and forecasts for schedule and costs for the life cycle of the project. Duties include project development, proposal and specification development, bid evaluation, contract administration/management, planning, scheduling, material procurement, budget reviews, inspection, testing, and completion of all associated documentation. Assure conformance to cost estimates related to active projects. Coordinate multi-craft projects in a Union environment. Investigate systems/equipment & operations/maintenance problems & practices that adversely affect plant reliability, availability, efficiency, production costs, safety or environmental compliance. Determine Root Cause of concerns and recommend/implement cost effective solutions. Respond to trouble calls to assist operations or maintenance departments. Perform/direct diagnostic testing of major electrical equipment systems for condition assessment or trouble investigations. Perform detailed analysis of resultant data and determine run/repair/replace recommendations. Maintain and improve the performance of the units by developing programs and procedures to monitor and record parameters and evaluate anomalies. Recommend solutions with comprehensive implementation plans, including budget if required. Monitor performance of plant systems/equipment. Evaluate trends of operating data, preventive maintenance tests, and correct maintenance performance to identify problem areas, then initiate corrective action and/or verify the end results. Coach, instruct and supervise maintenance and operations staff to develop technical skills and comprehension. Pursue changes in practices and technology that can enhance productivity. Improve quality of repairs, refine accuracy of test data, and raise levels of proficiency and the results in cost benefit. Review and evaluate operations, repairs, and modifications proposed and performed for the plant electrical equipment, to assure compliance with engineering standards, codes, and long term effectiveness. Perform inspections, work scope determinations, planning budgeting, scheduling, material procurement, cost control, specification preparation, bid evaluation, contract administration, contractor management, testing and documentation for work performed during planned or unplanned outages.

Ability to work with energized equipment and devise and apply specific test procedures related to protective relay control systems and their associated elements Specific knowledge of Schweitzer Digital Relays a MUST. Power Meter reading experience a MUST. Ability to troubleshoot relay control schemes in a logical manner Ability to operate complex electrical test and measurement equipment and accurately interpret results Protective relaying and instrument calibration skills and truoble shoot medium to hight voltage distributions systems Knowledge of the Process of Fossil/Nuclear Plant Organizational and planning skills to plan workload and logically layout project schedules Demonstrated knowledge of generating station design, operations, and maintenance practices Proficiency in engineering principles and experience in work included in responsibilities outlined above Proficient in the use of computers, diagnostic test equipment, reading and interpreting electrical prints and schematics Ability to comprehend and translate technical papers and standards Ability to apply root cause analysis principles and relate inspection observations to operating and maintenance practices Strong verbal and written communications skills Demonstrated advanced project management skills and statistical aptitude Ability to coach and develop employees, encourage teamwork and motivate participation
BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or BS Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Consideration will be given to two-year degrees with experience in electric system protection/control or comparable industry/military training or other relevant experience.

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