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Protection & Control Lead Engineer at Rochester, NY/ Augusta, ME/ Orange , CT

Rochester, New York
7 Sep 2023

Position: Protection & Control Lead Engineer

Location: Rochester, NY/ Augusta, ME/ Orange , CT

Type of Employment: Contract

Rate: Negotiable

Role & Responsibilities:

Understand and abide by Company and Client's Safety requirements.

Perform detailed review of all existing protection schemes present in the subject area to incorporate into new design.

Special areas of focus are anti-islanding schemes, generator intertie settings, SPS schemes, etc. (anything outside of normal). Basically, the goal is to ensure that we don't remove required protections already in place or at least be aware of how things work today before we modify existing schemes.

Lead overall protection design for all capital projects and define relay protection functionality/scheme in accordance with 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.

Provide design support during implementation/testing and commissioning of the above the items.

Provide feedback to Clients on existing TM standards and help refine the Client's design practices.

Ensure all as-built documentation gets filed appropriately in the plant filing location.

Lead overall automation and integration design for all capital projects.

Review/design SCADA point indexes, Protection settings and settings basis, IED Data Maps

Review contractor provided HMI screens/settings for all capital projects.

Review/create 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.

Provide design support during implementation/testing and commissioning of the above items.

Perform constructability review and ensure adequate automation and integration coverage is available for each outage step (SCADA etc.)

Demonstrating behavior that reflects professionalism and respect and represents Company's best interests.


7 years or more of relay/protection settings engineering experience.

Familiarity with major equipment suppliers.

Familiarity with applicable industry standards including the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and IEEE.

Experienced with preparing specifications and scope documents.

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology.

IEC 61850/Goose (power systems communications) experience required.

Valid driver's license required.

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  • Job Reference: 1108273130-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Recruiter: The Judge Group
  • Location: Rochester, New York
  • Salary: On Application