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System Protection Engineer

at Evergy in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

JOB TITLE: System Protection Engineer
REQUISITION: TRA00J5
DEPARTMENT: System Protection Engineering
LOCATION: Topeka or Wichita
PAY RANGE: Engineer - $60,700 - $75,900
Engineer II - $74,100 - $92,600
Sr. Engineer - $83,900 - $111,800
Lead Engineer - $88,100 - $117,500

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Other hours as required)
Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Manager, System Protection Engineering, performs various technical studies and engineering design related to the company's electric substation, transmission line, and generation equipment control and fault protection systems. Works closely with other Technical Operations groups, Electric Distribution Engineering, System Planning, Generation Services, and Marketing in assisting with a wide variety of technical issues. Assists in troubleshooting of protection problems. Initial duties will include familiarization with the engineering documents and drawings.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform fault analyses studies, develop protective relay settings calculations for protective relay settings, and develop protective relay settings files.
Develop logic for protective relays.
Perform design relating to the company's electric substation, transmission line and generation equipment control systems and fault protection systems to ensure reliability and safety.
Specify substation equipment using substation ratings (e.g., bus, ground mat, conduit, switches, power circuit breakers, transformers, relay panels, instrumentation, capacitor banks, reactor banks) to ensure reliability and safety.
Design protective relay systems, metering and SCADA by referencing standards, past projects, new research, regulations and system requirements in order to ensure reliability and safety.
Gather and analyze system ratings (e.g., voltage, power ratings, ampacity, system impedance, CT ratios, and relay settings) by researching substation current conditions and configurations to provide data to reporting agencies (i.e., SPP, NERC, FERC) and meet new system requirements.
Develop system one-line diagrams by utilizing relevant information specified by other groups and standards.
Produce detailed system protection and control project scopes and cost estimates to assist in multi-year projects and budget planning by using data from previous projects, bids, and research in order to ensure accuracy and completion of tasks on time and on budget.
Support both operations and construction personnel as needed in troubleshooting, failure analysis, mis- operations, testing assistance, commissioning assistance and other technical duties by analyzing data and providing findings in order to resolve problems (e.g., equipment failures, construction issues, drawings, event reports).
Prepare and study technical drawings and specifications of electrical systems and equipment to ensure that installation and operations conform to requirements (e.g., Company, protection, code).
Create alternative system designs by utilizing engineering principles, knowledge and experience in order to improve system performance.
Direct designers and technicians by reviewing work and monitoring progress in order to ensure compliance with safety and regulations.
Act as a technical resource for internal customers by answering questions and providing information in order to support Company projects.
Visit project sites to collect design information, troubleshoot and ensure project commissioning


Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program. The preferred candidate will have utility experience directly related to electric substation, generation, and transmission line equipment control and fault protection systems.
Engineer II - 2 or more years of engineering experience
Staff Engineer - 4 or more years of engineering experience
Sr Engineer - Typically possesses 8 or more years of engineering experience and an active member of a recognized industry committee or published in recognized technical journals or at minimum has... For full info follow application link.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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Job Posting: 12050309

Posted On: May 28, 2022

Updated On: Jun 26, 2022

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