Protection Relay and Control Staff Engineer

Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 74870

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 79,800 - $ 131,700 

Incentive: PIP 10%   

Work Location Category: Hybrid  

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

This Protection Relay and Control Engineer position is required to continue support of the LIPA transmission system Capital, NERC, and rapidly growing NYISO Q projects such as wind, solar and battery sites.  The Engineer shall provide protection engineering to support Transmission studies and regulatory/OSA metric protection requirements.

Job Responsibilities

Develop or modify protective and control relaying schemes and engineering drawings for LIPA substations and system interties, applying applicable IEEE and PSEGLI standards.

Projects include new or upgraded transmission line and bus, transformer bank, and distribution feeder relaying, SCADA remote terminal units (RTUs), Digital Fault Recorders (DFRs), and operational telemetering equipment.

Prepare budget estimates and scope documents and specify and requisition all protection, operational metering and telemetering equipment, including relays, RTUs, DTRs, and other substation integration devices.

Review all control related manufacturer and AE drawings

Develop construction specifications for field installation of the protection and control portion of all capital improvement projects as required.

Provide technical assistance to the operating departments with respect to the application and evaluation of relay and control equipment operation and support for emergencies.

Update drawings to incorporate field changes and contribute to PSEGLI asset and document retention systems. 

Contribute all details of time accounting to Workplan efforts, including expense and capital time.

Job Specific Qualifications


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering  
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant Engineering experience
  • Familiarity with Auto Cad or other drafting application.
  • Electrical utility experience
  • Familiarity with the transmission and distribution systems
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes (ANSI, IEEE, ASTM, NEC, NESC, etc related to electric transmission system engineering, design and operation.  Familiarity with Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organization skills
  • Must be adaptable and results-oriented
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, professionalism and customer/client experience focus
  • Must possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driving history.


  • Ability to obtain a New York State Professional Engineer license.



Minimum Years of Experience

4 years of experience


Bachelors in Electrical Engineering


None Noted


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