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Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Relay Protection Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Substation Relay Protection Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $79,481 to $99,358

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 12/15/19

Substation Relay Protection Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Protection Engineer to join the Engineering Design group. Our transmission system is growing, and we are building our protection engineering team for the future.

In this role, you will work alongside a Principal Protection Engineer, where your skills and knowledge and theirs can be coalesced, additionally this engineer will mentor you as you develop an understanding of the protection philosophies and policies for Colorado Springs Utilities. You will use your engineering expertise to produce quality and accurate relay settings to ensure that the substation equipment and controls will serve the needs of the Colorado Springs Utilities transmission and distribution systems today, tomorrow and into the future.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review and/or develop substation protection relay settings including: transmission and distribution line protection, transformer differentials, bus differentials, breaker failure, etc.

  • Participate and provide input in the development of engineering and construction standards

  • Strengthen technical knowledge as needed for developing system protection relay settings related to system equipment projects

  • Review electrical design packages necessary for installing new and replacing aged electrical system equipment and controls

  • Provide advanced substation technical support through design, construction, commissioning, and energization of substation equipment

  • Run fault studies and provide input into short-circuit models using ASPEN One-Liner

  • Coordinate and develop relaying one-lines for our electrical system

  • Review, monitor, and update PRC, FAC-008, and NERC documentation and serve as Subject Matter Expert for NERC audits

Why should you apply? This position provides you with a unique opportunity to contribute to the protection of our system’s reliability and utilize and grow in your professional experience and skill. In joining the Engineering Design group, you will gain membership to a highly skilled and experienced team who routinely leverages their technical expertise to serve in our municipal utility’s System Planning and Projects Division and beyond.

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What will it take to be successful in this position? A Bachelor's degree in Power System Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program is required for this position; an emphasis in Power Systems is strongly preferred. A Professional Engineer (PE) registration certification is desired but not required. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess system protection experience with experience in setting development for substation projects. Experience in fault study modeling is preferred, either with ASPEN One-Liner (preferred) or CAPE.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • Offering four services, Colorado Springs Utilities gives you experience unmatched by other utility companies.

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

  • We champion innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and clean, efficient technologies that sustain the Colorado Springs lifestyle.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest. From snow-boarding to biking to theater to community service to food and wine festivals, Colorado Springs offers something for everyone.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

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: Engineering/Engineering Support