NorthWestern Energy Substation Relay Electrical Engineer (Open to major service locations in Montana) in Butte, Montana
14-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (MST) | Butte, MT, USA | Transmission | Regular Full Time
Substation Relay Electrical Engineer
Work Location : Open to major service locations in Montana
Pay range : $61,400 to $132,100
Employment Status: Regular Full-time
External candidates apply at northwesternenergy.com
Internal candidates apply through iConnect (https://iconnect.nwe.northwesternenergy.com/Employee-Portal/?m) .
About this position:
The Relay Engineer is responsible to design protective systems associated with new projects and field manage new project relay construction activities. Responsibilities also include setting and design review on new and existing systems and perform work associated with NERC compliance.
We offer great benefits:
NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 753,600 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:
401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)
Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
Paid parental leave
Paid bereavement leave
Paid training opportunities
Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays
Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.
About this job:
Develop or modify protective relay test procedures that meet the NERC/WECC requirements
Complete annual and quarterly Substation Operations regulatory compliance tasks
Design protective relay systems to include electrical drawings and calculation of relay settings.
Review protective relay operations to ensure correct operation, diagnose and correct issues as required.
Perform fault studies to validate system performance and verify accuracy of relay settings.
Estimate, forecast, and schedule capital work
Document all testing procedures and results for regulatory/internal audits
Develop construction standards and estimate tools to support consistent and efficient design
Coordinate with project teams including substation, transmission, relaying, and communications
Provide quality control of designed and constructed projects
Provide on-site technical assistance as needed
Integrate departmental procedures and practices into the corporate enterprise system
Use of safe work practices in the design, construction, and maintenance facilities
Travel to jobsite, trainings, and seminars (up to 30% travel per year)
Work overtime including evenings and weekends in response to acute service needs
Perform individual lifts of supplies and materials weighing up to 35 pounds
Support the Substation/Relay Operations Management team with development and execution of annual work plans
Serve in a capacity as project engineer to insure budget and schedules are met for construction and maintenance activities requiring initiative and sound judgment
Perform on-call duties to provide support for relay/substation field staff
Provide backup for Supervisors and Engineers during periods of leave
All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:
Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
Must have a B.S. degree in Engineering (Electrical is preferred)
Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License preferred
Excellent computer skills and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of Substation and Relay databases
Strong knowledge of protective relay settings required.
Experience using short circuit modeling programs required.
Familiarity with NERC Standards PRC-023 and PRC-027 is preferred.
Good understanding of electric power systems and electric circuit analysis techniques
Good understanding of microprocessor based protective relays is preferred
Good working knowledge of NESC, NERC, FERC, and WECC guidelines
Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record
Posting Dates: March 14, 2023 through Open Until Filled
Employment Physical: Required
Drug Test: Required
Background Check: Required
Relocation Benefit: Negotiable
Telecommuting: Part-time within NorthWestern energy service territory negotiable
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .