Relay Protection Field Engineer 4
Date published: 16-Sep-2017
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Telecom
Business Plan: ENS
The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.
Functions as a technical specialist to support relay testing, telecommunications interfacing, and phasor data transport at electrical substation sites. This engineer will support both lab and field activities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with protection engineers to carry out and review transmission or distribution circuit protection setting applications and modifications
• Work with system protection maintenance on field testing and commissioning
• Conduct general substation protection and communications installation assessments at substation sites targeted for deployment
• Collaborate with IT engineers, relay test personnel, and communications test personnel
• Collaborate and integrate field engineering work with that of other project team contractors
• Review and evaluate protection circuits and equipment
• Conduct telecommunications and teleprotection circuit reviews and surveys
• Assist with development of transition plans from existing state to target installation and operation in collaboration with project team members
• Assist with relay settings access and changes (not including calculation of settings)
• Access relay event and oscillographic records to support testing of relays
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Experienced in transmission line pilot or telecommunications-based protection.
• Familiar with SEL 311L, 351, 321, 411L, 421, 487E, and GE L90 relays, with ability to become familiar with RFL 9300. Other SEL and GE relays may be included in scope.
• Experienced in operation of relay access software including SEL AcSELerator and GE EnerVista.
• Experience with SEL Team data collection automation software is desired, or may be acquired in project work.
• Familiar with application of all commonly-used communications channel and interface types for teleprotection including IEEE C37.94, SEL Mirrored Bits®, binary wired signal connections, TDM SONET/SDH multiplexers and channels, optical fiber paths, and power-line carrier (PLC).