Actalent Protection And Control Engineer (Remote) in Roanoke, Virginia

December 6, 2023

Job Description

Position Summary

Actalent connects passion with purpose. We are supporting critical engineering and sciences initiatives that advance how companies serve the world. With almost 40 years of experience, our scalable talent solutions and engineering and sciences services provide the expertise our customers need to achieve more.

The position falls within the Protection and Controls Department of the organization. The engineer will complete protection and control projects that support our customer. They will work with in-house and client engineers and designers. They will provide, coordinate, and conduct training to lower level engineers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work on green-field and brown-field (retrofit) Protection and Control Projects in substations

  • Set relays and conduct relay setting calculations utilizing ASPEN, AcSELerator 5010 (SEL), and GE URPC Software

  • Design settings in appropriate format then issue to assigned Protection and Controls Supervisor using IPS

  • Mark-up and review protection schematics and elementaries

  • Utilize MOB Port to review equipment and materials established by substation engineers for Protection Designers

  • Work with the following equipment: transformers, circuit breakers, buses, reactors, line disconnects, protective relays systems (SEL, ABB, etc.), and SCADA systems

  • Function as a project lead for protection and control projects

  • Perform all engineering and design activities with minimum direction

  • Lead, facilitate, and coordinate work activities of others within the work group, team, department, or those external to complete substation projects

  • Provide training and guidance to lower level employees

  • Identify and initiate corrective action when substation project objectives are not being met

  • Interpret codes and regulations and develop standards for construction projects

  • Promote engineering professionalism and standards

  • Develop, recommend, and implement plans by establishing goals, objectives, and requirements that include all scheduling, resources, and cont information for complex engineering

  • Position requires 10-15% travel to field substations

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Five to eight years of experience in utilities working with protection and controls

  • Five to eight years of experience completing engineering projects from start to finish

  • Five to eight years of experience setting relays and designing one line diagrams

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (ABET)

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (ABET) will count toward years’ experience

  • A PE License is required

Requisite Abilities and Skills

  • Intermediate ability to perform design calculations such as battery sizing, AC and DC loads, system component selection, power transformer and circuit breaker selection, circuit protection, control and power cable selection and rating, bus bars, fittings, insulators, ground grid design, and lightning protection

  • Intermediate understanding of standards and codes such as IEEE, ANSI, NERC-PRC, NEC, and NESC

  • Possess intermediate understanding of protection and control equipment, relays, and fault analysis

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Possess ability to understand interrelationship between systems and component equipment

  • Demonstrate ability to work with others in supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary

  • Demonstrate willingness and capabilities to assume leadership roles

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.

About Actalent

Actalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.


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