Lead Utility Protection & Control Commissioning Engineer
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services & Systems division is
currently seeking a Utility Lead Protection & Control Commissioning
Engineer. This position has open geography and can be based
anywhere in the United States. Please note: this position does
require up to 100% travel.
Eaton's Engineering Service & Systems division wants to help you
fuel your career! Eaton has the largest and most experienced team
of field services technicians and engineers in the industry. This
team brings extensive skills and experiences to field service
engineering. Active participation in recognized technical societies
such as NFPA and IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities
and industries ensures that our technicians are knowledgeable about
today's cutting-edge technology and engineering techniques. We
assist customers at every stage of the power system: offering
start-up and commissioning of equipment, performing planned
maintenance, monitoring performance, diagnosing system problems
remotely, as well as responding to emergencies on a 24/7 basis, 365
days a year. Our support services help businesses make the most of
their existing electrical equipment by optimizing performance and
extending the life of existing facilities.
The Power Distribution Systems organization offers career
opportunities at a variety of levels representing increased scope
and responsibility within the organization. The Utility Lead
P&C Commissioning Engineer will be responsible for
commissioning transmission and distribution substation additions or
modifications and ensuring they are installed, function, and
The Utility Lead P&C Commissioning Engineer is responsible for
the coordination of all Apparatus and Relay Testing Activities,
Functional Test Activities and Documentation of As-Left/As-Built
Station Status (Station Prints and As-Left Relay Settings).
Responsibilities include Development of On-Site equipment / Relay
Work Orders, Isolation (Cut-Over) Plans, Functional Test Plans,
Document Control, CIP Equipment Lists, Bar-Coding, Final Document
Uploads (Project Wise), Completion of Project Binder, Equipment
Energization lists, Equipment Energization Notifications, and
Unintended Incident notification. The Utility Lead P&C
Commissioning Engineer serves as a safety net to ensure that any
errors introduced by incorrectly engineer design packages or
installation are identified and corrected prior to compromising the
safety of employees and/or reliability of the T&D System.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every
employee around the world. We create an environment where
creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every
day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your
full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.
In this function you will:
- Must be able to read engineering drawings and specification to
understand the purpose and functionality of the substation. Must
understand various protection schemes for proper checkout
techniques and/or for troubleshooting and correcting non-working
- Provide commissioning oversight of substation installations.
Including the development of check-out guides, review and approval
of test results, development of equipment energization plans to
minimize system risk and final technical approval of equipment
prior to release to transmission operations.
- Demonstrated ability to apply engineering skills and
operational knowledge in the identification and resolution of
technical problems in the field during the installation phase and
- Develop on-site Coordination of Equipment / Relay Info Orders,
Work Plans, Isolation (Cut-Over) plans, Functional Test Plans,
Cascade Documents, CIP Equipment lists, Bar-Coding, Final
documentation uploads (Project Wise), Complete Project Binder,
Equipment Energization lists, Equipment Energization Notifications,
and Unintended Incident notifications
- Identify and resolve design errors.
- Provide administrative and technical support of field related
substation testing and commissioning activities. Plan, perform,
coordinate, and supervise on-site testing and commissioning
activities (pre-commissioning, field testing, demonstration
testing, energization, and post-energization) as required by
- Provides field engineering support to the electricians in the
wiring of the substation protective relaying and control system,
verifying the wiring is full complete per the design drawings.
- A Commissioning Engineer / Start-Up Coordinator is expected to
support several capital projects occurring at the same time.
Accordingly, they rotate amongst the jobs, keeping abreast of the
construction activities, reviewing test results and monitoring the
work to anticipate any problems and gauge their level of
involvement from a technical support perspective.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds
that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company -
Required (Basic) Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum 5 years of substation or field service engineering
- Legally authorized to work in the United States without company
- No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.
Candidates must reside anywhere within the continental U.S.
- 10+ years of substation field engineering experience
- Level 3/4 NETA or NICET Certified
- Professional Engineering License
- Demonstrated relevant experience in substation field
engineering services and technical support for the construction,
testing, and commissioning of substation equipment up to and
- Must include but is not limited to; Protective Relays, Relay
Panels, AC/DC Panels, Battery Systems, Breakers, Transformers,
SSVTs, CCVTs, PTs, CTs, Linear Couples, etc. Including the
development of isolation plans and procedures.
- Demonstrated ability in communicating technical information to
non-technical personnel, educating customers, and presenting
information to internal and external customers.
- Working knowledge of all software packages relevant to
successful performance of tasks.
- Relay Test Software - Enoserve (RTS) and Doble Protection
- Relay Communication Software - SEL Compass, AcSELerator
Quickset (SEL 5030), GE (Enervista Launchpad), RFL (GARD PRO), and
other common industry software
- Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working
with electrical and electronic equipment.
- Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent
company interests in developing customer relationships to assure
long-term customer satisfaction.
- Willingness and aptitude for training and mentoring technicians
and other members of technical engineering team.
- Submit to periodic customer required background and drug
- Extended hours / extended days in a row, may be required during
- Possess and Maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's
Eaton also considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal
histories, consistent with local laws. To request a
disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your
job search, application or interview process, please call
412-893-3600 or send an email to:
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all
job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon
job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national
origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected
veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate
with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent
with internal and external market practices. The annual salary
range for this role is $98,400 - $163,600 a year. At Eaton, we know
that good benefit plans are important to employees and their
families. In addition to a competitive base salary, Eaton provides
various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits.
Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits at a Glance.
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Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility)
allowed for this position?
Does this position offer relocation?
Yes, 100 % of the Time
Requisition ID :107109
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