Richard Design Services (RDS) is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Sr. Power System Engineer.

Position Summary
The Electrical Sr. Power System Engineer works in the Capital Projects group developing substation engineering design for clients in the energy sector. The position involves detailed design of new substations, renovations, and site expansions for medium voltage projects up to 34.5kV.

Job Description
Duties include leading and supervision in the preparation of engineering deliverables for electric substation projects such as:
•    Electrical one-line drawings, protection system architecture, electrical network system architecture and programming
•    Switchgear, bus work, recloser, and circuit breaker control and operation
•    CT sizing and selection
•    Differential calculations and settings
•    Relay panel design, wiring, settings and replacement
•    Advanced comprehension of protective relay applications (SEL, GE, Basler, ABB)
•    Dynamic motor starting events
•    Dynamic load analysis modeling
•    AC/DC arc flash analysis
•    Harmonic distortion analysis
•    Incident energy mitigation
•    Protective device coordination analysis
•    Step potential analysis
•    Underground system analysis
•    Grounding system design
•    Electrical protection & control system design
•    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) upgrades and additions
•    Application of basic engineering principles, specifications, policies, and procedures in the field.

The Sr. Power Systems Engineer will:
•    Conduct assigned project work and coordinates with team members to ensure compliance with project schedules.
•    Make design recommendations, adaptations, and modifications for electrical protection systems.
•    Perform calculations using engineering formulas and skills involved in the resolution of design problems, including performing field investigation or observation and detailed quality control and quality assurance (QC/QA) review of design calculations.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required, substation or power specific program and cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 preferred. ABET accredited program or equivalent required.
•    Eligibility to take Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or obtain EIT within 1 year.
•    3-10 years of engineering experience.
•    Familiarity with AutoCAD.
•    Advanced knowledge of SKM, ETAP, and/or Easy Power.
•    Advanced knowledge in relay programming, protection system networking, power system analysis, short circuit analysis and equipment evaluation.
•    Proven experience in Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).
•    Authorization to work permanently in the US.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills; fluent in the English language.
•    Ability to work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements.

Desired Qualifications:
•    PE License or Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
•    Experience in the energy industry or with an engineering consulting firm an employee, coop student, summer student, or intern.
•    Prior experience working with electrical power substation design and performing substation studies.
•    Knowledge of substation protection and control schemes, basic relay settings, and substation construction standards and methods.
•    Knowledge of Engineering Standards including NEC, API, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI.
•    Understanding of basic principles of project management.

Work Environment
•    This position primarily is performed from Richard's home office located in Beaumont, TX, but may be posted temporarily on project sites, when required. Field site visits may be required regularly.

RDS is dedicated in providing a SAFE and Drug Free environment.

RDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). 


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