Protection & Controls Engineer
Utilities | Remote [Work from Home] | Lisle, Illinois | Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Utilities division is a talented team of experts working together to provide solutions that are vital to energizing our future. We provide full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric and gas utilities nationwide. We’re also fortunate to support wind farms and renewables; transmissions systems; and university and industrial facilities.

Who You Are

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of utility industry standard practices
  • Advanced knowledge of Distribution and/or Substation electrical design practices
  • Ability to interface effectively with clients, employees, and management team is essential
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Project, and AutoCAD is required
  • Significant supervision/mentoring/team skills
  • Advanced presentation, written and verbal communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with P&C design is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • PE license is required

What You'll Do

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create design documents and drawings for new substation projects including one line diagrams, single line relay & metering diagrams, AC & DC schematic diagrams, bills of materials, and applying field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of specifying parameters for current and potential transformers
  • Perform Quality Assurance (QA) design reviews for all Protection and Control documents
  • Ability to apply and design protection schemes for various substation components such as transformers, transmission lines, capacitor banks, and busses
  • Familiarity with communication and SCADA protocols along with AC and DC schematics
  • Ability to use various types of microprocessor relays such as SEL, Basler, and GE
  • Apply engineering application software to complete engineering tasks such as relay coordination, load flow and short circuit studies
  • Familiar with general P&C guidelines including standard utility practices and NERC compliant designs
  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project engineer, customer representatives, and others as needed
  • Provide excellent client/customer service

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match and employee stock ownership, gym and transit subsidies, paid volunteer time off, parental leave, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • A fun, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • Flexible work scheduling in a fast-growing company
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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