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Premier Power Maintenance Lead P&C Commissioning Specialist in United States

Company Overview: Like our name states, Premier Power Maintenance is the “premier” organization in the market to provide exceptional service and value to our customers in six primary areas: Third-party electrical testing (Acceptance & Maintenance), Commissioning, Electrical Engineering, Safety Training, Specialty Installation, and Repair. Our goal is to assist our customers in achieving a safe and reliable power system. People are our biggest asset. We pride ourselves on having some of the most highly skilled and qualified field and engineering personnel in the industry, and our safety record is second to none. We have a commitment to keeping all team members safe by adhering to intense safety programs and having industry and location/equipment specific training as well. Our customers know, that they can call Premier Power Maintenance day or night, and we’ll respond with safe, reliable solutions that provide outstanding value with attention to detail at every level. Customer service and integrity at all levels is what Premier Power Maintenance has built its reputation on, and that commitment will not waiver.

Job Title: Lead P&C Commissioning Specialist/Engineer

Reports To: P&C Area Supervisor

Job Summary: Responsible for customer relations and project oversight for the projects assigned to them by the P&C Area Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a single point of contact with the customers representatives as necessary to maintain customer relations

  • Scheduling and coordination of the day to day activities being performed at assigned project

  • Become familiar with all applicable policies and procedures and making sure that information is effectively communicated to all team members working on a project

  • Attend project safety and planning meetings as required

  • Assist with job cost estimates and proposals

  • Create and maintain project schedule

  • Review financial health of assigned projects and track project costs

  • Communicate potential schedule or cost overruns to the Area Supervisor in a timely manner

  • Assist with development or provide justification for change orders as necessary

  • Constantly explore new business or customer opportunities

  • Must be willing to travel overnight as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.

  • Identify safety hazards associated with the project and develop a task-hazard-mitigation analysis.

  • Identify human performance risks and develop a task-risk-mitigation analysis.

  • Supervise, mentor, and train less experienced team members

  • Provide feedback to Area Supervisors on performance reviews and assessments

  • Review timesheet and expense reports and submit to customer for approval

  • Become familiar with all Premier Power policies and procedures and ensuring that team members assigned to their projects are adhering to them

  • Provide technical support and assistance for team members assigned to or working on their projects

  • Foster teamwork by encouraging cross training leveraging the strengths of team members on their projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to provide evidence of leading the successful execution of numerous P&C commissioning projects

  • Strong understanding of protection relay schemes, P&C commissioning procedures, and relay testing

  • Ability to use a variety of relay test sets and automated relay testing software

  • Strong understanding of network communications including TCP/IP, DNP, Modbus and media structures such as Ethernet and Serial over copper, fiber optics, telephone or wireless systems and powerline carrier systems

  • Familiar with construction and apparatus testing standards and procedures. NETA III or IV certification is a plus

  • Strong understanding of NERC Standards and CIP policies and procedures and required compliance documentation

  • Strong working knowledge with common software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with project management software is a plus

  • Strong working knowledge with common electrical industry software applications from industry manufacturers such as SEL, GE, Cooper, Novatech, ABB, Siemens, etc.

  • Must show the ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally with customers and other team members

  • Demonstrates organizational skills to include on time reporting of time and expenses, weekly status reports, and any other documentation and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrates the responsibility required to maintain a professional appearance as well as keeping tools, test equipment, and vehicles in clean and organized condition and up to date with service and calibrations

Work Environment:

  • Work in close, but safe, proximity to live electrical substations

  • Able to work flexible hours including overtime, nights, weekends, and some holidays

  • Able to work overnight, multi-day and out-of-town projects

  • Must be willing to take calls, give technical advice and schedule workforce outside of the normal workday

  • Must be able to lift and maneuver at least 50 lbs.

  • Standing, climbing, walking, lifting, carrying, and grasping are all required

Education and Work Experience:

  • Associates technical degree or equivalent military training such as Army Prime Power or Naval Nuclear Power fields with minimum of 3 years of P&C, project management, substation commissioning or related experience.

  • NETA Level III or IV certification with a minimum of 5 years of P&C, project management, substation commissioning, or related experience

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, education verification, motor vehicle report, physical abilities test and an approved hair and urine drug screen

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, DOT commercial licensing preferred

  • Must be willing to obtain a company paid TWIC card, OSHA 30 hour, NFPA 70-E, and CPR training

Benefits: Premier Power Maintenance firmly believes that each team member is part of our family. Therefore, Premier Power Maintenance offers an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • 100% of premiums paid by employer for team member short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for the team member and 50% of the premiums for dependent coverage.

  • Generous paid time off policy and 8 paid holidays per year.

  • Discretionary performance bonuses.

  • 401k matching and discretionary profit-sharing plan.

To learn more about Premier Power Maintenance, please visit our website at

Premier Power Maintenance is an EEO/AA employer who values and embraces workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability and/or veteran status.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.