Protection & Controls Engineer - Austin, TX in Austin, TX at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description

Job ID: #16439

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Protection and Controls Engineer located in the Austin, TX area.  This is a full-time direct hire position with our client with potential relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Our Client is seeking an Electrical Engineer with background in high voltage transmission system protection schemes and relay programming for utility or generation clients. 

Technical responsibilities will include the design of any / all of the following:

  • High voltage one line and three line diagrams
  • Computer modeling/analysis of electrical systems
  • Preparation of specifications for equipment and systems
  • Report preparation
  • Applying codes and standards
  • Performing and reviewing design computations
  • Position will be responsible for some lead design efforts, with expectations of performing design duties with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to determine client requirements and coordinate technical efforts within discipline areas as necessary
  • Managing a design budget and schedule
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in these areas. 


  • BSEE from an accredited college or university, EIT and 4+ years of relevant experience with electric utility substations up to 345kV.
  • Experience with Physical Design 
  • Proficiency in protective relay coordination and settings calculations for HV and EHV transmission systems. Must have experience with Schweitzer and General Electric relay and communication equipment.
  • Experience with common transmission line protection schemes, such as step-distance,POTT, DCB, and DUTT.
  • Experience with electrical system analysis software such as ASPEN, ETap, SKM,PSS/E and PSLF
  • Knowledgeable of FERC and NERC requirements as they pertain to electric utility substation reliability requirements.  

Optional Experience:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (MSWord, Excel, and MSProject)
  • SCADA, RTU, programming
  • Substation integration/automation
  • Field testing and commissioning of substation equipment
  • Factory acceptance witness testing of power transformers, switch gear or control panels
  • Equipment specification writing
  • Project management..


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