Protection & Controls Engineer, Senior
Wood PLC

Los Angeles, California

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has exciting opportunities for a Senior Protection & Controls Engineer. This position can be located in any of the following offices - Los Angeles, CA, West Palm Beach, FL, Orlando, FL, Tucker, GA, or Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Oakville, ON. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing technical leadership and support to a team of engineers and designers to develop protection, control, and metering system design for electrical substations ranging from 12 kV to 500 kV from conceptual stage through construction and commissioning
  • On assigned projects, serving as Technical Lead and:
    • Developing protection planning and application documents, one-lines, schematics, panel layouts and wiring diagrams for power system protective relaying and metering systems
    • Performing protection coordination studies and relay settings for high voltage utility transmission systems
    • Reviewing or preparing engineering drawings/documents, specifications, construction and outage staging plans, and inspection and testing plans/procedures
    • Supporting construction and commissioning activities
    • Performing factory inspections
    • Participating in client technical, Safety by Design and constructability review meetings
    • Reviewing or preparing project conceptual, feasibility and definition phase scopes and estimates
  • Supporting Business Development team in preparing proposals and estimates
  • Liaising with clients at the discipline level on technical matters
  • Reviewing new engineering standards, design practices, guides, etc. from clients and sharing with the P&C team
  • Enhancing and maintaining relationships with internal groups as well as external contractors and clients
  • Mentoring junior engineers

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of utility-specific protection, control, and metering experience. Experience executing EPC projects is considered an asset
  • Electrical Engineering Degree from a recognized university along with the ability to register as a Professional Engineer in Canada and/or the United States
  • 3-4 years of experience in performing protection coordination studies and relay settings for high voltage utility transmission systems is considered an asset
  • Proven working experience of relay setting software such as ASPEN, CAPE, EasyPower, SKM Power Tools as well as SEL and GE relay programming software
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven field experience with outage planning, construction sequencing and commissioning is considered an asset
  • Familiarity with utility protection and control maintenance and operational practices is considered an asset
  • Clean driving record/abstract

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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