Protection and Control Technician or Engineer (PR-34128334)

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    |  Remote Working Available
Salary: US$90000 - US$130000 per annum + 401k, Benefits, PTO
Sectors: Engineering
Job Type: Permanent
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Required skills:

  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) relays
  • Designing
  • Testing
  • Troubleshooting


  • Support wind and solar fleet throughout the US in areas of high voltage maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Apply knowledge of protection schemes and philosophies commonly applied to distribution substations
  • Conduct and review power system calculations, including short circuit calculation, current transformer performance, and ratio selection, over-current element coordination, zone-distance element selection, and coordination, and relay loads calculations
  • Single point of failure analysis and risk assessment
  • Maintain files for site equipment, nameplate data, and relevant pictures of substation equipment
  • Assist O&M team with remote troubleshooting, sometimes on nights and weekends
  • Diagnose faults using protective relaying tools, such as SEL Quickset, AcSELerator, SEL Synchrowave, GE EnerVista
  • Support the Electrical Engineering team more generally, to solve complex problems associated with renewable energy equipment
  • PlantNERC and ISO Support
    • NERC support for the compliance group, utility solar plants and wind farms, and the plant operations center
    • Analyze electrical fault reports and events verifying proper protective relay performance per PRC-004
    • Consult and review equipment testing results and reports from contractors following substation outages
    • Provide NERC technical evaluations or engineering reviews required for sites to comply with local standards, such as CAISO and ERCOT
    • Protection System Maintenance Plan reviews and updates

Minimum requirements:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, or a related degree
  • Hands-on experience in testing equipment using Doble, OMICRON, RTDS, and similar devices
  • Familiarity with substation automation and communication with IT and OT network communication protocols (including TCP/IP, UDP, DNP3, and IEC 61850)
  • Experience in configuring multiple vendors relay or RTU such as SEL, GE, SIEMENS
  • Capable of managing small projects or tasks on a larger scale project and ability to mentor lesser experienced technicians
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate both internally and externally
  • Experience with protective relaying tools, such as SEL Quickset, AcSELerator, SEL Synchrowave, GE EnerVista

Candidates must be located in the US and eligible to work legally for any employer. They are unable to transfer visas or provide sponsorship.

Our client has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what it reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be based on several factors including but not limited to the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.

Pay range Technician: 90000-100000 USD

Pay range Engineer: 100000-130000 USD

EOE Statement: Specialist Staffing Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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