Engineer - Protection & Control

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Engineer – Protection & Control

Req ID 15902

Engineer – Protection & Control

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Engineer – Protection & Control to join our East Energy team. The following locations will be considered: Massachusetts (Boston); New York (Buffalo/Rochester/Binghamton/Albany); Connecticut (Glastonbury/Shelton/Orange); Maine (Augusta/Eliot/Portland). Be involved in projects with our Energy Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the offices through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives, and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” who brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

+ Work under mentorship and guidance of the Supervising Engineer.

+ The Protection & Control Engineer is responsible for the following functions:

+ Perform detailed review of all existing protection schemes present in the subject area to incorporate into new design. Special areas of focus are anti-islanding schemes, generator intertie settings, SPS schemes, etc. (anything outside of normal). Basically, the goal is to ensure that we don’t remove required protections already in place or at least be aware of how things work today before we modify existing schemes.

+ Lead overall protection design for all capital projects and define relay protection functionality/scheme in accordance with AVANGRID TM standards

+ Review contractor provided relay settings, logic diagrams (including Goose messaging diagrams), and operational descriptions for all capital projects

+ Review/perform area relay coordination and determine what level of area coordination is required/needed (based on changes in fault duty and overall system performance due to the project changes)

+ Review contractor provided relay settings for all temporary builds and construction sequence steps including mobile settings

+ Review/provide input to Owner’s Aspen model changes as required for individual capital projects

+ Provide design support during implementation/testing and commissioning of the above the items

+ Provide feedback to Owner on existing TM standards and help refine the Owner’s design practices

+ Ensure all as-built documentation gets filed appropriately in the plant filing location at Owner

+ Lead overall automation and integration design for all capital projects

+ Review/design SCADA point indexes

+ Review contractor provided HMI screens/settings for all capital projects

+ Review/design Protection settings and settings basis

+ Review/design IED Data Maps

+ Review/create substation level operational descriptions (HMI operation, relay front panel operation, etc.)

+ Review automated maintenance data gathering (Digital Substation Data) point lists

+ Track all required licenses/firewalls and key automation and integration deliverables needed for project implementation

+ Provide design support during implementation/testing and commissioning of the above items

+ Perform constructability review and ensure adequate automation and integration coverage is available for each outage step (SCADA etc.)

+ Maintaining good working relationships with internal groups that support projects.

+ Maintaining good working relationships with material suppliers, contractors, and any others that affect the quality, schedule and cost of projects.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

+ 3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in electrical engineering, power systems protection and control

+ IEC 61850/Goose experience required

+ The ideal candidate will have experience working in consulting firms..

+ Proficient with various engieering design tools and software.

+ Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Ability to perform independently and in a team environment and maintain project ownership.

+ Efficient communications and ability to work with team members not located in the same office through MS Teams, email, and/or telephone calls.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

+ This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.

+ This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master’s Degree in Engineering.

+ Essential Professional Licensure/Certification or Eligible for P.E. licensing.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $71,700- $122,980

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


Additional Requirements

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals wit

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Job Posting: JC250268335

Posted On: Oct 27, 2023

Updated On: Feb 08, 2024

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