PSEG Project - Principal Staff Engineer - System Protections in Newark, New Jersey

Principal Engineer "System Protection & and Rely" - Technical

*Job Description

This is a "Project" position designed to support project work for a limited duration. While the exact duration of the project is yet to be determined, we currently anticipate a period of 3-5 years based on business needs at the present time following which you will separate from the Company. It is important for you to understand that this period may be shortened based on business needs in the future at which point you will separate from the Company. It is also important for you to understand that this employment is of a limited duration and that you will not be entitled to separation benefits under any PSEG plan at the time you separate from the Company. Director Level approval and waiver will be required for you to bid on other PSEG opportunities within the first 3 years of assignment. From year 4 through the end of your assignment, Director level approval and waiver will not be required. If your assignment ends prior to the anticipated timeframe based on business needs, you will be allowed to bid on other PSEG opportunities without Director level approval from the time you are notified your assignment will be ending through the end date of the assignment.

Location: This position will be located out of our Newark Headquarters in Newark, NJ

This is an Engineering position in System Protection within the DP&C organization, utilizing a broad knowledge of utility business experience, engineering principles and practices acquired through progressive experience and education. Requires a strong technical background in system protection, relaying and controls to develop and implement protective relaying policies for existing and new transmission and distribution projects. Good leadership skills required to lead a team of associates and contractors to ensure successful completion of relay settings for high voltage electrical substations and switching stations up to 500KV.

Responsibilities include the following:

Lead junior System Protection Engineers and organize and distribute the workload to accomplish the targeted completion and in-service dates. Perform Relay Settings calculation. Provide guidance and perform reviews of relay setting calculations. Perform “fault” analysis to determine correct relay operation during failures. The analysis includes writing and verbally explaining results and recommendations made. Provide technical assistance to field personnel in implementing relay settings and to assist in troubleshooting during testing and commissioning phase. Update and maintain relay I/O guide, review key drawings and one line control prints for adherence to PSE&G system protection standards. Mentor and lead junior engineers and contractors in system protection tasks and toward improving system protections processes. Actively participate in knowledge transfer and acquisition. Oversee special projects involving technical, field personnel, consultants, and contractors.

Additional duties include:

Be able to provide system protection technical support on call and during off-hours in response to system emergencies and equipment failures.

Interface with other technical and project disciplines to support project schedules and milestones. Provide relay recommendations for scoping documents. Coordinate as required with system planners, designers, asset experts, project managers, vendors, and construction and operation personnel. Provide technical support during commissioning phases of projects. Be able to demonstrate strong leadership and/or supervisory skills.


• B.S in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree

• Minimum of six (6) years of electrical utility experience specifically in system protection and relay settings ;and knowledge of electrical substations and switching stations equipment, e.g., transformers, circuit breakers, medium voltage switchgear, regulators, capacitor banks, disconnect switches and associated electrical system for switching and substations and or outside plant electric distribution and/or transmission systems.

• Working experience in the selection of electrical utility microprocessor based relays, calculation of settings and analyses.

• Candidate must possess knowledge of protective relay schemes and applications.

• Applicant must have effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, leadership skills, strong planning and organizing skills, must be adaptable and be results-oriented.

• Clear and concise writing and verbal communications skills are essential.

• On call 24/7 hours to handle emergency replacement work and assist during system emergency situation.

• Must have a valid driver’s license

Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity


• Advanced degree or technical training, P.E license.

• Experience with modern protective equipment such as microprocessor relays, substation data concentrators, digital fault recorders, etc.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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Diversity at PSEG: Equal Opportunity Employer

PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.