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Engineer Assc - Engineer (P&C Engineer)

Company: American Electric Power
Location: New Albany
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Engineer Associate - Engineer (P&C Engineering):

Responsible for Protection and Control Engineering activities for the APCo region Production Team.  Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of theory to solve well-defined problems or provide analysis, with guidance from higher-level engineers. Assists higher-level engineers in handling well-defined portions of more complex problems and analyses. Gains familiarity with standards, codes, and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Gains familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Review relay protection and control activities for 4kV thru 765KV electrical substation projects.
  • Review P&C scopes and cost estimates for electric substation projects.
  • Prepare and/or review P&C engineering and designs for electrical substation projects.
  • Participate in project scheduling, resource planning, and cost control for assigned projects.
  • Provide engineering support for project installation, commissioning, checkout and troubleshooting.
  • Review and approve P&C related work of other team members.
  • Model transmission system impedances and perform short circuit fault studies.
  • Perform area protection studies and recommend settings for existing and new transmission line and station protection schemes.
  • Review, evaluate and provide P&C comments and recommendations on transmission system planning proposals as an active participant of a project team.
  • Coordinate with transmission customers and interconnected companies on associated protection issues.
  • Perform activities related to NERC P&C standards.
  • Identify, clarify, resolve, and initiate solutions to protection and control problems through analysis of interruption reports and fault recorder records.
  • Contribute to development of system-wide protection standards for transmission and distribution station protection, metering and control applications.
  • Provide general P&C technical support, as needed, including the technical interfaces with Telecomm, Operations, Transmission Region Operations, Station Engineering, Transmission Planning and Project Management.
  • Execute all activities in a manner that supports and is conducive to achieving the goal of Zero Harm.

The position will be staffed at the Roanoke Main Office in Virginia.  Overtime as required to meet assigned deadlines. Occasional overnight travel will be required. Must maintain a valid driver's license.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE REQUIRED
Engineer Assc 
This is an entry level position for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in preparation for future licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

Engineer
Has typically acquired two (2) or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*;  Individuals with a Master's degree in engineering may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.

*ABET – Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.  Acceptable alternatives are
 (1) a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. OR 
(2) a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor’s program.  ** Confirmation is required to ensure the PE obtained in Puerto Rico aligns with NCEES standards.

Keywords: American Electric Power, Columbus , Engineer Assc - Engineer (P&C Engineer), Other , New Albany, Ohio

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