Substation Automation and Protection Engineer

Job Description

Position Scope

The Digital Grid Substation Automation Systems group located in Raleigh, NC is looking for a Substation Automation and Protection Engineer to support Siemens customers in the design of protection and control panels of substation automation systems and applications that incorporate Siemens or other automation products.

The engineer will also develop new application solutions with IEC61850 between other protocols and design systems on Siemens supplied automation and protection systems.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Design Logic Diagrams for protection and control schemes
  • Prepare (FAT) Factory Acceptance Test Procedures for projects
  • Design and define requirements for testing environments for Factory Acceptance Tests with Customers
  • Prepare Test Set (Omicron, Doble, etc...) routines for various protection applications
  • Configure and test relays for controls and protection schemes of High, Medium and Low Voltage Substations Systems as well as Generation Stations
  • Design, development, implementation, testing, and commissioning of protection and control applications and schemes
  • Interface with customers, including trouble shooting and commissioning support
  • Provide technical back-office support for the sales/proposal organization
  • The candidate will be required to travel to project sites
  • Travel Time expected to be around 75%

Required Skills

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 2(two) years experience in the Protection engineering field, including applied knowledge of;

o ◦Busbar protection (high impedance and low impedance on centralized and decentralized schemes)

o ◦Transformer protection (including multi winding transformers, differential and restricted earth fault protection)

o ◦Breaker Failure protection (single bus, double bus, double + transfer bus, ring bus, breaker and half schemes, etc. …)

o ◦Capacitor Bank protection for medium and large banks

o ◦Medium Voltage protection schemes (including design of transfer schemes and reverse interlocking schemes)

  • Applied knowledge of transmission and distribution numerical relay and protection; capable of designing and specifying them; capable of approving and supervising the designs of other engineers.
  • Development of protection schemes and logic diagrams based on technical drawings
  • Solid knowledge of the following vendors' relay products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/Bechwith/ABB
  • Applied knowledge of;
  • Communication Network Technologies, including Design, Configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Modbus and Profibus
  • Communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Profibus, OPC, Modbus, IEC101, IEC104.
    • Technical knowledge of numerical protection relays and applications
    • Computer technologies knowledge
  • Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills
  • Adept with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Control and Protection commissioning experience
  • Knowledge on Microsoft Office Applications

Optional Skills

  • Knowledge of ANSI standards, IEC standards.
  • Line Transmission and Distribution protection (including tele protection schemes, auto reclose on mono or tri pole schemes)
  • Generator protection for small, medium and large generators (including protection settings calculation)
  • Project Execution experience
  • High Voltage, Distribution and Generation applications experience, working for Utility and Industrial customers.
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following vendors' relay products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/ABB
  • Design of electrical schematics (AC/DC for control and protection), one and three line diagrams, mechanical layout, BoM, wiring diagrams, etc. for substations up to 500kV
  • Computer technologies knowledge
  • Drafting abilities using AutoCAD or MicroStation
  • Microsoft Project
  • Project Execution experience
  • Team Lead/Project Lead experience
  • Professional Engineer license
  • C Programming Language experience.

At Siemens, we are committed to an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles and seek to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience.

Can you see yourself, learning, growing, and succeeding here? If so we'd like to meet you!

We offer flexible vacation time, a matching 401K plan, profit sharing, full health, life, vision and dental benefits.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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