Associate Protection Engineer

Portland General Electric - Portland, OR

Full-time

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 14, 2019

For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Associate Protection Engineer P-19-2093

Job Function

System ProtectionSubfunction:

ProtectionProvides engineering for the design and operation of protective relay equipment which detects abnormal power system conditions and initiates corrective action to return the power system to its normal state. Protection engineering deals with protecting the electrical power system from faults through the isolation of faulted parts from the rest of the electrical network.

Provides engineering for system protection and control schemes. Provides maintenance/operation support including, but not limited to: developing protection requirements, issuing relay settings, supporting testing and energization and investigating relay operations.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards

Maintains currency in state-of-the-art engineering practices and independently applies professional knowledge of engineering processes and standards.

Ensures protection systems meet system requirements, applicable codes and regulatory requirements; contributes substantially to documentation to establish PGE compliance with WECC and FERC protection criteria; maintains a high level of engineering proficiency within the field of specialization and up-to-date technical knowledge of all current techniques, applicable codes and regulations.

Engineering Production

Prepares a variety of moderately complex engineering deliverables; leads smaller project teams.

Performs a wide range of system fault analysis to determine project relay requirements and protective relay settings and provides relay settings for new relay installations and vintage relay replacements. Contributes to special fault studies in support of planning, design, maintenance or operational activities.

Project Coordination

Assigns tasks and coordinates with other internal/external team members as directed on less complex projects; shares information and provides professional guidance in executing project tasks.

Partners with engineers to implement efficient, reliable distribution automation schemes in support of Smart Grid Initiatives; provides engineering expertise to Power Supply Engineering Services for generation plant and distributed generation protection design and settings; partners with automation engineers to implement efficient, reliable substation control and protection systems; provides engineering expertise to testing and energization engineers and Meter/Relay/SCADA technicians for relay testing and maintenance activities; provides engineering expertise to communications engineers for new construction activities; provides engineering expertise to distribution engineers on line recloser settings and feeder protection.

Knowledge Sharing

Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes; may assist with mentoring, recognition and any corrective actions required.

Education/Experience/Certifications

Education

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.

Experience

Typically, two or more years in engineering.

Certifications, Licenses and TrainingFundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam strongly preferred; may be required based upon role.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

Intermediate knowledge of engineering and economic principles and concepts.I

ntermediate knowledge of other engineering disciplines and intermediate ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.

Intermediate knowledge and application of engineering processes and procedures.Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends.

Intermediate knowledge of company QA/QC process and procedures.

Working knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

Working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimates.

Intermediate knowledge of electrical utility infrastructure construction and testing practices.

General Competencies

Intermediate accuracy skills.

Working knowledge of the utility industry.

Intermediate organization and prioritization skills.Intermediate decision-making skills.

Intermediate problem-solving skills.

Intermediate written and oral communication skills.

Intermediate presentation skills.

Join us today and power your potential!

**Please visit our link below to apply. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THROUGH INDEED SYSTEM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED**

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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f you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

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Talent Acquisition Contact:

Craig Pyle503-464-7250

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Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • engineering: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off