Lead Systems Protection and Controls Engineer

Posted 17 April 2023
Location Oklahoma City, United States of America
Job type Full Time
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Lead Systems Protection and Controls Engineer

Location: Oklahoma City, OK


Develops plans and specifications, performs analysis, and provides reports on assigned tasks involving design and construction of new facilities or operation and maintenance of existing facilities. Technically involved in the resolution of equipment and operational problems that may include performing field investigation or inspections, performing design work, and detailed checking of design computations done by others, or general coordination of specific design aspects into a project.

Responsibilities are varied and complex. Often works outside area of assigned duties. Applies advanced skills in multiple areas. Resolves complex issues which impact business operations both inside and outside own department. Makes unreviewed decisions related to the area of responsibilities. Opinions carry significant weight in policy and strategy decisions.

  • Directs, reviews, checks and approves work done by Design Engineers, Engineers, Senior Designers, Designers, Design Drafters, and Drafters.  
  • Responsible for making interpretations and decisions regarding system protection for the company's transmission system and for furnishing technical clarification and design recommendations.
  • Responsible charge for conceptual design, execution, and accuracy of complex engineering design projects.
  • Serves a company expert in electric systems protection and control, substation automation, and substation electrical design.
  • Provides material specifications and evaluations related to circuit breakers, protective relays, automation, and other related power equipment.
  • Serves as consultant to planning department and others regarding project alternatives, feasibility, and optimal design.
  • Serves as a company representative on various industry and national organizations to share and gather knowledge concerning major issues associated with protection, control, and automation of substations and the T&D system.
  • Solves problems and develops solutions that call for original approach, based on thorough and comprehensive research and technical expertise.
  • Applies advanced knowledge and engineering principals to create and modify complex designs for protection and control systems of electric substations. 
  • Leads design team, providing guidance and support to team members throughout the design process. 
  • Transfer knowledge to other team members, reviews and consults on engineering design details at various stages of development, and thoroughly checks the completed design for correctness. 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 6 years related engineering experience (at least 4 years as an Engineer and a maximum of 2 years related experience which may include non-Engineer experience such as Engineering Internship, Design, Drafting, and Engineering Tech experience. This type of experience will be counted at half rate)
  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Professional Engineer designation

  • All positions in which driving is an essential function of the job, regardless if the job code is marked safety sensitive or not, will also be included as safety sensitive. Individuals in positions in which driving is an essential function are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the company's Drug Testing Plan.
  • This position is classified as a Safety-Sensitive Job under state law. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the company's Drug Testing Plan.

  • Exceptional communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).
  • Exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Able to lead and direct the work of others.
  • Excellent project leadership skills.
  • Work independently; with guidance in only the most complex situations.
  • Self motivated.
  • In depth knowledge and experience in multiple engineering initiatives.
  • Ability to work within stringent deadlines.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with diverse personalities.
  • Team Player.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.

  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Professional Engineer designation