Protection and Controls Engineer - Charlotte, NC in Charlotte, NC at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 7/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: #16510

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Protection and Controls Engineer local to the Charlotte, NC area.  This is a full-time, Direct Hire position in the Oil and Gas Industry. 

Job Summary:

Our Client is seeking a Project Engineer to oversee protection and controls projects as well as assist with some technical work in the area of CDEGS and WinIGS. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Detailed design for relay protection and control of high voltage substations and transmission.
  • Review application of relays, engineering diagrams, equipment ratings, and protection documents.
  • Identify areas of conflict between system requirements and designed protective schemes, and recommend corrective action.
  • Responsible for establishing relay design bases
  • Make decisions independently regarding engineering complexities and methods.

The team is responsible for preparing relay diagrams, relay design guidelines, circuit breaker schematics, specification of relay panels, and wiring diagrams including performing fault calculations, plotting time-current coordination curves, plotting impedance diagrams, verifying appropriate scheme logic and assisting in relay action analysis. Requires use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices in relation to electrical power systems.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 3 years of experience
  • PE preferred or EIT working to achieve within 12 months of joining
  • For work on utility substations, transmission lines, and solar and wind generation facilities
    • Can develop protection philosophies from scratch (IEEE standards, utility standards, and similar industry standards)
    • Proficiency with conducting relay protection calculations and creating calculations reports
    • Proficiency in SKM, ETAP and/or ASPEN
    • Proficiency with relay protection settings (SEL and GE relays in particular) is desired
    • Proficiency with leading the development and QA/QC of relay design (schematics, three-lines, one-lines, wiring diagrams)
    • Arc-Flash calculations and experience desired, but not necessary
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal, written and team skills