Electric Systems Engineer - Protection & Control – JEA

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Job Board ,

JEAPOSITION SUMMARY:

Applies broad knowledge of principles in a specific area.  Independently evaluates, selects and adapts standard techniques, procedures and criteria.  Acquires general knowledge of principles and practices of related fields, able to function on multi-discipline teams.  Capable of planning and leading a major project or working on several projects of moderate scope.  Responsibilities include planning and designing complete projects, systems, components or processes. Able to plan, design and conduct experiments, analysis and interpret results.  Receives limited supervision on assignments, may receive guidance when necessary or when using modified techniques or unconventional approaches.  Responsible to assign and direct work of others as assigned and coordinate work with other internal and external stakeholders as required.  Prepares for the manager project scopes, schedules, budgets, assignments and communications regarding specific assignments and projects.

IMMEDIATE MANAGER:

Varies by functional area/department.

SUPERVISION/DIRECTION RECEIVED:   Limited Supervision                                     

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • JEA policies, procedures and practices.
  • Engineering concepts, principles, practices, methods and standards associated with utility projects.
  • Common sources of engineering information.
  • Federal, state, local and industry laws, regulations and permitting requirements.
  • Project management techniques and contract administration.
  • Principles and application of safe work practices.
  • Process improvement methodologies.
  • Financial aspects of the projects such as budgets, cash-flows, estimates and funding processes.

Skill in:

  • Performing original design tasks including preparation of plans, drawings, specifications, maps and cost estimates.
  • Project management including planning, scheduling and leading all phases of complex utility projects in a specific discipline and assigned functional area.
  • Conduct engineering assessments including identifying, analyzing and recommending engineering alternatives if required.
  • Proficient in operating and able to train others in the computer aided engineering design and analysis programs and tools utilized in the utility.
  • Accurately maintaining and archiving project documentation.
  • Preparing requests for proposal (RFPs) for engineering and construction services and equipment, able to analyze responses and suggest best award options.
  • Administrating contracts, interpreting field documents and insure proper construction through inspections for moderately complex utility projects.
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required job specific software applications.

Ability to:

  • Effectively coordinate and work with others.
  • Apply more complex and subtle aspects of the applications of engineering related laws, policies, regulations, procedures, and standards.
  • Discern and communicate problems effectively to others.
  • Prioritize multiple projects and meet project deadlines.
  • Enforce safety rules, encourage safe work practices and correct unsafe working conditions and behaviors.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all organizational levels.
  • Train and mentor others in engineering, project management or other related aspects of the functional area.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

General (applies to all area assignments)

  • Lead design & development projects as assigned anywhere within the electric system. This includes all aspects ranging from researching capacity requirements, planning, design, standards development, cost estimating and scope development under the direction and review of a manager or designee.
  • Responsible for providing engineering, operational and troubleshooting support to electric systems operating staff. Includes monitoring and improving system performance, modifying procedures, providing technical advice or training, investigating system failures, and participating in process improvement opportunities under the direction and review of a manager or designee.
  • Provide project management in the construction, removal, modification or refurbishment of complex system projects within the electric system. This includes scope, resource and budget development, vendor selection and resource procurement, permitting, project coordination, site inspections, and testing under the direction and review of a manager or designee.
  • May include the coordinating, scheduling and directing internal or external technical and construction resources required for the project.
  • During emergency system recovery events may dispatch plant or field crews and troubleshooters engaged in the construction, maintenance and emergency restoration of electric distribution facilities and customers' service facilities.
  • May be required to sign and seal system drawings, specifications and reports. (Depending if a role requiring P.E.)
  • Prepare requests for proposal (RFP’s), reviewing responses and making bid award recommendation based on JEA procurement guidelines and policy.
  • Oversee complex field inspections including testing. Responsible to document and report non- conformance with design plans and specifications.
  • Coordinate with other internal and external stakeholders as required regarding engineering requirements and utility projects.
  • Preparation of technical, financial or process analysis related reports.
  • Preparation of written and verbal project status reports to include scheduling and financial performance details.
  • Use complex computer simulation software and interpret results.
  • May update computer models and related databases, both locally on JEA systems and on external systems.
  • Works with the interpretation and application of NERC standards in all phases of the electric system.
  • Train and mentor others in engineering, project management or other related aspects of the functional area.
  • Performs other job-related work as assigned

Electric Transmission, Substation & System Protection-Engineering & Operations Support (specific)

  • Plans, designs and operates transmission systems with voltage levels typically above 34.5k, including transmission lines, bulk and distribution substations, and system protection and relaying.
  • Tests and maintains on a system wide basis the relay protective and control equipment essential to system operation and tests the condition of insulation of all major system electric apparatus.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:

  • Actively participates in meetings or presentations involving matters of significant consequence or importance.
  • Interacts with senior leaders/executives, both inside and outside JEA on critical matters.

OPEN REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus a minimum of five (5) years of engineering work experience within one or more of the specialty areas listed below:

  • Protection & Control / Relay

-OR-

Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering plus at least four (4) years of engineering work experience within one or more of the specialty areas listed below:

  • Protection & Control / Relay

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: 

  • A valid driver’s license is required prior to employment and must be maintained during employment
  • Except for promotions of regular JEA employees into this position, applicants must provide proof of passing the EIT or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam developed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) prior to employment.  Proof of a Professional Engineer (PE) license issued by a State Board of Professional Engineers can be substituted for the EIT or FE requirement.
  • All regular employees of JEA promoted into this classification after August 1, 2015 will be required to provide proof of passing the EIT or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam issued by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.  Proof of a Professional Engineer (PE) license issued by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers can be substituted for the EIT or FE requirement. This requirement does not apply to JEA employees hired or promoted into this classification prior to August 1, 2015.
  • Depending on role assignment, may require a Professional Engineer (PE) license.  If PE is required, these two additional requirements apply:
  1. Validation of Professional Engineer (PE) license issued by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers
  2. If candidate is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in another state, candidate must apply for reciprocity to the Florida Board within six months of hire

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  Twelve (12) months

SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Activity                                                           Activity

Sitting

   Up to 7 hours per day

Lifting

 Up to 2 hours per day

Walking

   Up to 5 hours per day

 

 Up to 50 max. pounds

Standing

   Up to 5 hours per day

Pushing

 Will not generally apply

Bending

   Up to 3 hours per day

Pulling

 Up to 1 hour per day

Squatting

   Up to 2 hours per day

 

 Up to 50 max. pounds

Stooping

   Up to 2 hours per day

Climbing

 Up to 1 hour per day

Reaching

   Up to 2 hours per day

 Stairs

 Up to 1 hour per day

Balancing

   Up to 1 hour per day

 Ladder

 Up to 1 hour per day

Twisting

   Up to 1 hour per day

 Poles

 Will not generally apply

Crawling

   Up to 1 hour per day

Heat/cold

 Up to 5 hours per day

Kneeling

   Up to 1 hour per day

 

 

Unusual hearing or vision demands:

Free from color blindness (depends on job assignment); ability to maintain vision correctable to 20/40; normal field of vision; normal night vision; good depth perception.

 

Other physical demands or notes:

JEA employees should not attempt to lift, pull or push a load in excess of 50 lbs. without assistance.  Care should always be taken when lifting, pushing or pulling in an awkward position, when outdoors or walking in non-paved areas.

This position requires that employees be in compliance with JEA procedure ES A0200 A0101 RS 628 Screening Personnel Risk Assessments (pre-hire for “FACTA” designations; pre-hire and recurring for “CIP” designations).

Engineering Disciplines/Specialty Areas

Employee Services and Recruitment may make modifications to this document on an as-needed basis.

Disciplines

Specialty Areas

Sub-Specialty Area

General Engineering

Structural

Air

 

Water/Wastewater

Water

Civil

Water Systems

Wastewater

 

Transportation

Waste & Contamination

Electrical

Soils/Geotechnical

Regulatory

 

Project Management

Modeling ( Hydraulic)

Mechanical

Fluids

Reliability

 

Materials

O & M

Environmental

Hydraulics

Electric Generation

 

Surveying

Electric Distribution

Chemical

Construction

Electric Transmission

 

Electronics

Instrumentation and Controls

Industrial

Instrumentation and Controls

Substation

 

Distribution

Relay

 

Distribution Systems

 

 

Transmission

 

 

Substations

 

 

Bulk Power Systems Operation

 

 

Energy Management Systems

 

 

Software

 

 

Computer

 

 

Power

 

 

Power Plant Generation

 

 

Reliability

 

 

Controls & Relays

 

 

Power Quality

 

 

Robotics

 

 

Renewable Energy

 

 

Fluids

 

 

Thermodynamics

 

 

Power

 

 

HVAC

 

 

Heat Transfer

 

 

Planning

 

 

Regulations

 

 

Ceramics

 

 

Pumps

 

 

Materials

 

 

Systems Engineering

 

 

Scrubbers

 

 

Petroleum/Fuels

 

 

Relay

 

To apply: https://www.jea.com/About/Careers/