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Project engineer - power delivery

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald in Charlotte, NC 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.
Responsible for a team performing 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.

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. Make decisions independently regarding engineering complexities and methods. Requires use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices in relation to electrical power systems.

Candidate Specification

-15 years of experience
-PE required
-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
-Commiserate experience as a lead with appropriate technical knowledge
-Strong communication skills
-Must believe in cornerstones to success:

  • Quality

  • Responsiveness

  • Individual Accountability

  • Teamwork (through communication and collaboration)
-Ability to multi-task
-Working knowledge of AutoCAD
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