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Principal Engineer - Technical

Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Newark, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  51543 

Job Function/Category:  Engineering 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


This is a senior position within the Electrical Protection & Controls (P&C) Design group within Engineering/Design department of the DP&C organization, utilizing a broad knowledge of electrical utility experience, engineering principles and practices acquired through progressive experience and education. Requires a strong technical background in protection & controls for switching stations and substations to develop and implement designs for existing and new transmission and distribution projects. At least 8 years of P&C design experience working for an electrical utility transmission/distribution projects. Extensive experience in leading team of designers and engineers on large and complex P&C design projects.
Responsibilities include:
• Able to provide P&C design for electrical utility projects for distribution and transmission voltages of PSE&G Switching stations and Substations from 4kV up to and including 500kV.
• Proficient in working independently on the following P&C drawings: one line control diagrams, tripping tables, other one line diagrams, relay protection and control schematics, instrumentation and alarm schematics, SCADA controls, racks and panels views, wiring diagrams, control house layouts, cable schedules and bill of materials.
• Coordinate design with electrical layout designers and engineers, system protection, construction supervisors, commissioning engineers, and field personnel.
• Provide guidance and reviews of P&C design done by other A&E’s or other junior designers or contractors.
• Provide technical expertise to the Divisions and construction personnel.
• Coordinate with vendors and manufacturers and review technical documentation related to P&C design.
• Lead, supervise, and mentor a team of designers and actively participate in technical discussions as needed by the projects.
• Able to organize design assignments and be the leader overseeing and checking the work of the designers and contractors.
• Proved working experience with engineering and design of microprocessor relays for transmission and distribution lines, busses, transformers, PARs, reactors, capacitors for switching stations and substations 4kV-500kV. Deep knowledge in controls of high voltage breakers, GIS, high voltage equipment monitoring and SCADA. 
• Be an active participant and contributor to improvements in standards and design processes. 
Additional duties include:
• Must be able to provide support during system emergencies or equipment failures.
• Ability to work extra hours on weekdays and weekends as might be needed to meet project schedules.
• Interface with other technical and project disciplines to support project schedules and milestones.
• Coordinate as required with system planners, designers, asset experts, project managers, vendors, and construction and operation personnel.
• Provide technical support during electrical construction and commissioning phases of projects.



• B.S in Electrical Engineering or higher degree plus extensive technical experience in P&C design for electrical utilities switching stations and substations 4kV-500kV.
• At least 8 years of electrical utility switching stations/substations experience and knowledge of electrical stations equipment, e.g., transformers, circuit breakers, medium voltage switchgear, gas insulated stations (GIS), regulators, capacitor banks, fiber optic communication, oil pumping plants, and their protection & controls.
• Candidate must possess a proficient knowledge and experience with protective relay schemes and applications, SCADA, metering, A.C & D.C power distribution and controls, alarms, fiber optic communication and equipment monitoring systems. 
•  Proficient  in working on complex one line controls, schematics for protective relays including microprocessor relays, fiber optic communication, control schematics, alarms, auxiliary power, SCADA and metering circuits, etc. and understanding of electrical layout drawings in order to effectively support projects.
• Clear and concise writing and excellent verbal communications skills.
• Extensive experience in leading design teams in large complex P&C design projects including GIS projects.
• Experience in reviewing design work from other designers and engineering firms.
• Shall work with minimum supervision and be a good team leader and team player.
• Computer skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.), Microstation XM/V8i/Bentley Connect and/or AutoCAD;  Acrobat, etc.
• Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.



• Advanced degree MS or PHD, P.E license, PMP certificate.
• Familiarity with utility best practices, NERC requirements, IEEE, ASME, NESC and NEMA Standards.
• Experience with PLCs, communication equipment, substation data concentrators, digital fault recorders and similar equipment.


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