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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Relay Control Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Relay Control Specialist

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $42.55 to $48.93

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date

Senior Relay Control Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities is hiring a Senior Relay Control Specialist to support our substations by installing, testing, repairing and maintaining a wide variety of electronic, protective relaying, control, and energy management systems and equipment. In this job, you will be part of the Energy Construction, Operations and Maintenance Group, working on a seasoned team of relay professionals responsible for conducting mandated NERC testing, compiling documentation for compliance and ensuring the proper operation of our transmission equipment.

As a community owned four-service utility, Colorado Springs Utilities is both an owner and operator of our power generation and transmission equipment. Our electric system consists of 56 substations, 232 miles of transmission lines and 8 power generation plants, which allows our relay techs to flex their problem-solving skills in a variety of environments.

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. That’s why we invest in our employees through a comprehensive benefits and wellness plan, generous vacation and sick time, tuition assistance, training and development opportunities, and a substantial pension (PERA) program. Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a community that is consistently ranked as one of the best places in America to live!

How you’ll spend your day:

  • Installing, calibrating, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, tuning, and repairing critical protection and control systems, with emphasis on quality assurance for the following systems or equipment

  • Relay, relay and control systems, and high-speed communication assisted relay schemes (electro-mechanical, solid state, and microprocessor-based)

  • Transmission protection devices

  • Distribution protection devices

  • Substation protection devices

  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems

  • Control systems, logic controllers, operating systems via serial and networked communications

  • System performance monitoring equipment (e.g., fault recorders, SERs, and power quality monitors)

  • Analog and digital instrumentation and monitoring equipment

  • Power line carrier equipment

  • Revenue metering and ancillary devices at interconnection tie points

  • Protective relay and data channels via fiber optics, copper pair, and telecommunications carriers associated with various communication systems

  • Programming, installing, testing, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing all protective relay equipment

  • Ensuring compliance with mandated maintenance intervals on the bulk power system and submits required documentation to demonstrate compliance

  • Recommending, modifying, and installing new hardware and software components and/or systems

  • Assisting design engineers in reviewing, developing, and maintaining detailed drawing packages and documentation as needed to modify circuitry for various installations, upgrades, and improvements

  • Assuming lead role on equipment installation during commissioning of projects

  • Complying with the safety and health program in support of an incident and injury free workplace

Why should you apply? As an integral member of the Energy Construction, Operations and Maintenance Group you will be utilizing your professional experience providing guidance and making decisions that can have a positive impact to the overall growth of our community. You will have the opportunity to work with a very dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community.

What does it take to be successful in this position? While most people in this occupation will have completed an associate’s degree in Electronics and have a minimum of 5 years experience working as relay and control technician (Journey Level), the ideal candidate will also have direct experience with transmission protection devices. We are most interested in your experience in the following areas so be sure to highlight these on your application or resume:

  • Electric transmission and distribution protection systems and auxiliary equipment

  • Electrical protection principles and theories

  • Power system protective relaying and control schemes

  • Electronics, pneumatics, electro-hydraulic and electrical principles and theories

  • Electronic, pneumatic and computer controlled systems and devices

  • SCADA and communication systems

  • Computer networking techniques and methods

  • Computer hardware and software operations

  • Basic mathematics, algebra and trigonometry

  • Basic desktop database design and maintenance

  • Programming languages and operating systems specific to tasks and equipment

  • National Electrical and National Electric Safety Codes

  • Relay and Control Operational and Safety Procedures

  • Electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems, equipment and safety procedures

  • Facilities management

  • Safety procedures

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

  • Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft