PTE Field Engineer

Location: Saint Louis
State/Territory: Missouri
Department: PTE Midwest Dept


PTE Field Engineer


Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform testing and commissioning of Protection and Control systems on high voltage substations
  • Perform on site hands-on protective relay testing using relay test sets such as Omicron CMC 256/356 or Doble F6150. Examples of relays to be tested are SEL-311L, SEL-387, SEL-487, SEL-421, SEL-351S, GE L90, GE D60 among others
  • Technical and Safety Development
  • Support Project Lead or Field Supervisor on projects
  • Perform Job Hazard Analysis – JHA
  • Accurately document test results and produce field reports on requested format
  • Read and understand electrical drawings and schematics
  • Perform clerical responsibilities such as timecards, expense reports and project reports
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for leading others in the testing, and commissioning of SCADA systems for power utilities, renewables, and independent power producers

Required Education/Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Engineering; preferably electrical, or electrical technology
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral, communication skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical skills, and ability to perform mathematical calculations, working knowledge of computer systems and microprocessor or relay software and project environment skills
  • Administrative software: MS Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experienced in managing electrical drawings
  • Ability to meet minimum insurability standards based on a Motor Vehicle Report
  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol test
  • Ability to pass seven (7) year background check

Desired Education/Experience:

  • NETA or NICET II/III certification
  • 3+ years of experience in the area of SCADA/Automation systems (power utility preferred)
  • Experience testing and commissioning electrical equipment on high voltage substations such as CTs, CCVTs, PLC systems and DC systems including batteries and battery chargers
  • Experience with multiple vendors RTUs/communication processors, HMIs, IEDs, and networking equipment
  • Experience with networking, power systems, SCADA communication protocols and control systems are required with a proven ability to troubleshoot complex systems
  • Demonstrated experience in SCADA system design, communication design, and construction specifications related to SCADA/Automation systems also required
  • Demonstrable expertise on transmission, generation and distribution relays (SEL, Basler, Beckwith, and GE families) and protective schemes. Technical skills related to protective relays include relay calibration utilizing test sets/measuring devices  such as Omicron CMC 256/356 and Doble F6150, control scheme testing, testing of the sensing CT/PT circuits, ability to upload settings to microprocessor relays, and static & dynamic testing of microprocessor-based protective relays
  • Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of professional experience in the electrical testing industry, including experience in medium and high voltage circuit breakers, power transformers, instrument transformers, and substation protection and controls testing
  • Demonstrable knowledge of testing electrical distribution, generation and transmission projects with voltage levels ranging from 15 kV to 500 kV, including protective relays, and circuit breakers
  • Demonstrable expertise in the use of the latest computer controlled solid-state test equipment (Automated protective relay test equipment such as Omicron or Doble)
  • Technical Software for testing purposes and data review: ProTesT, Protection Suite, ENOSERV RTS, Omicron Test Universe and AcSELerator Quickset


At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.  

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

•             Medical/Dental/Vision

•             Maternity Leave

•             Parental Leave

•             Paid Holidays

•             Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

•             Voluntary Life Insurance

•             401K       

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us! 

Salary Range: DOE




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