Iberdrola USA Senior Protection and Controls Engineer in United States

Business and Department

Portland Corporate Office Portland,OR


This highly skilled individual will be responsible for supervising/performing work in energized substations while maintaining the reliability of the protective control systems. They will work with other professionals and technicians in a team environment on a variety of engineering projects, with a focus on substation and collector systemprotection and automation. Typical scope includes providing/updating protective relay settings, commissioning new protective systems, investigation and root cause analysis of substations events, substation integration and automation, substation control systems and modern microprocessor based equipment. The day-to-day activities have a wide degree of variety involving multiple projects moving simultaneously. Travel will vary from 10% to 25%.

Review and update electrical drawings, to include single-lines, three-lines, AC wiring, DC schematics and

Performing engineering studies to develop protective relay settings and functional testing plans for protection

Generating, applying, and functional testing protective relays and automation system which includes the

Configuring integration & automation systems and RTU’s. Performing point-to-point checkout of all SCADA points. Final documentation per wind/solar project to include as-left relay settings, relay philosophies, configuration

Responsibilities Include:

logic for new and existing wind/solar project.

and control devices


files, logic diagrams and electrical as-built drawings. (10%)

activities within the substation and collector system at the various wind and solar projects.

and ordering materials.

applicable various NERC standards.

Work with operations staff to provide technical support with Balance of Plant issues or planned maintenance

Perform administrative function such as technical writing, providing job status reports, requesting quotations,

NERC compliancy which includes assisting with defining company programs to be compliant with the

Provide on-call support for the National Control Center by investigating circuit breaker operations and alarms. Supervise Career and Associate team members. Travel to wind and solar project sites within the United States.


Bachelors of Science of Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or equal Greater than 5 years’ experience in electrical substations, transmission systems, distribution systems

Knowledge and experience with the setting, programming, and testing of the Schweitzer Engineering Labs

Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management, and

Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations.Must work well under pressure from job demands, multi-tasking ability essential. Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and night work. Must be available for out-of-town travel for

The use of SEL AcSELerator software Knowledge of various industry standards such as OSHA, IEEE, IEC, NFPA, NETA, and NERC. Advanced theoretical understanding of electrical power systems which includes knowledge of fault

operations up to 345kV, or power generation design and construction.

(SEL) microprocessor-based integration & automation systems.

calculations (short-circuit), symmetrical components, protective coordination and the use of fault analysis software to perform system modeling, short-circuit studies and arc flash hazard analysis studies (AFHA).

reporting systems. Must be able to use computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.

several weeks. Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

FE Certification and/or Professional Engineer Certification (PE) Strong understanding of communication and SCADA protocols Fluency Spanish Experience with AutoCAD Experience with relay/logic testing and field commissioning Experience with relay test sets (specifically the Manta MTS-5100 Test Set) Experience with RTU’s Familiar with NERC Reliability Standards, like the PRC’s Experience with software such as EasyPower, ArcPro, ASPEN Relay Database and SEL ASELerator

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

REFERENCE: 5080731409

Publication date: 19.04.2018