Protection and Controls Electrical Engineer - Davenport, IA in Davenport, IA at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 8/6/2020

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Job Description

Job ID: #16987

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Protection and Controls Electrical Engineer located in Davenport, IA. This is a full-time Direct Hire position. 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals. 

Job Summary

Our Client is seeking a P&C 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, and 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, and 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
  • 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  
  • 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, switchgear or control panels
  • Equipment specification writing
  • Project management
  • Proficient with substation protection and control design and industry standards
  • Capable of reviewing and producing design drawings, including one-line diagrams, AC/DC schematics, wiring diagrams, and control panel elevations
  • Due to the nature of the work, the candidate must be a US Citizen.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.