Title: Lead Protection and Control Engineer

Location: Hybrid role

Duration: 12-month contract. Direct hire is an option after this time if client/candidate mutually agree

Pay Range: $70 – $80/hr

Per Diem: N/A, local candidates

Target start date / availability: ASAP interview and start


Candidate is expected to work from the office 2-3 days a week and may work remotely for the rest.

As a Lead Protection & Control Engineer?you will primarily review the work of others. That work will typically consist primarily of protection and control schematics and wiring drawings for a wide range of substation modifications and upgrades to support client requirements.?


  • You will be responsible for reviewing protective relaying philosophies, including selection of relay, control, and communications equipment, SCADA and telecommunication concepts and configurations, and I/O assignments and connection diagrams.?
  • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of substation protection and control issues.
  • You will perform review of the designs prepared by others for single line diagrams, substation relaying & metering diagrams (i.e. A.C. schematic diagrams), and D.C. schematic diagrams.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others.
  • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced engineers by way of company systems of processes and associated “Communities of Practice.”?
  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced engineers.
  • There is the potential for you to travel to client and vendor offices for design reviews and to plant project site locations for construction coordination and field verification of designs.


  • This position requires a BSEE with a power systems or controls emphasis from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • 10 or more years of experience with a focus on protection / control / telecommunications for high voltage substations; including design, installation, and coordination.
  • Experience with the design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Familiarity with design codes and standards, such as NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI.?
  • Experience with various vendor protective relay equipment typically used in substation protection.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.?
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



  • Prior experience is desirable to include in-line, bus and equipment protection, breaker, transformer, and similar equipment control, RTU and SCADA systems, telemetering and communications (fiber optics, microwave, power line carrier, etc.).
  • AutoCAD or MicroStation experience.
  • Construction and start-up experience.
  • Testing or commissioning experience.
  • PE license.?
Job Number: 17798
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