Monday, September 19, 2011

PSEG Career Opportunity - Principal Staff Engineer

PSEG Career Opportunity
Principal Staff Engineer

This is a more senior position in Electric and Gas Asset Strategy within the Asset Management and Centralized Services organization, utilizing a broad knowledge of business and engineering principles and practices acquired through progressive experience. Must demonstrate strong leadership and/or supervisory skills.

The successful candidate could be assigned to one of the following groups based on experience and business needs:

Engineering and Design:

Provide engineering support under the direction of others for electrical capital projects for switching and substations of voltage class from 4 kV to 500 kV from concept to successful completion in terms of safety, reliability, timely completion and within scope and budget. Responsibility includes, but not limited to the following: Develop scoping documents and prepare estimates based on the project schedule. Assist in the development of economical/reliable station layout and one line control drawings during initial phase of the project; assist in the development of project schedule. Calculate equipment ratings and provide input in developing specifications for equipment purchase. Ability to perform electrical calculations for substation grounding, battery sizing, lightning protection, voltage drop, short circuit analysis, Station Light & Power transformer sizing etc. Job responsibilities include on call 7 days, 24 hours response to system emergencies. Review and approve licensing packages for obtaining permits and construction drawings to assure all engineering standards, construction standards and safety codes are met. Review and provide comments and approve control and layout constructions drawings.

System Protection:

Develop protection plan, control one line, perform relay setting calculations, engineering studies, analyses and interpretations. Provide technical assistance to field personnel and provide technical assistance in implementing special programs and new techniques for existing products/technologies. Prepare specifications and standards for equipment and its installation. Expand knowledge of relay maintenance and Company operations through development programs and on-the-job training. Oversee special projects involving technical, field personnel, consultants, and contractors. Perform “trip” analysis to determine correct relay operation during failures.

System Reliability:

Operate and maintain the ESOC Energy Management System (EMS) infrastructure, the Distribution SCADA infrastructure in a manner that provides accurate system operating status. Provide effective NERC CIP compliance support, including configuration control and cyber security testing.

Electric Asset Strategy:

T&D Asset Life Cycle strategy and plan, Integration of OP, IP, Transmission overhead and underground lifecycle strategies and substation and transmission equipment ratings and design to ensure reliability. T&D System reliability analysis, T&D System Health and Risk Management, T&D System Maintenance strategy and plan. Plans include maintenance policies/strategies, design specifications, operating ratings and standards, replacement strategies and plans, assessment of risk.

Electric Technical Support:

Develop lifecycle plans and maintenance and operating standards for Inside Plant, Outside Plant, Transmission, Sub-transmission and Distribution. Define maintenance, replacement and refurbishment requirements for each asset type. Work closely with Asset Strategy to endure designs meet intended results. Provide Technical Support services involving complex Substation and Distribution Overhead and Underground power systems to strategic customers and to all four electric delivery operating divisions. Support the extensive capital infrastructure replacement program by providing engineering and technical services, equipment technical specifications, equipment ratings, manufacturing, installation and commissioning standards for new substations. Provide expertise on the operability/condition of equipment. Conduct equipment failure analysis and define subsequent corrective action.

Transmission Design and Engineering:

Design and cost estimate Electric Transmission Outside Plant. Provide UG Transmission Construction Supervision and Support. Transmission ROW specifications and control, fault evaluations, circuit ratings, Standards, material recommendations and requisitions, maintenance specifications.


• B.S in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree or technical experience
• Five to eight years of electrical utility experience 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.
• Applicant must have effective problem-solving and decision-making 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 drivers license
• Must foster an inclusive work environment and respects all aspects of diversity
• Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices


• Advanced degree or technical training, P.E license.
• Familiarity with utility best practices, IEEE, ASME, NESC and NEMA Standards.
• Candidate requires knowledge of company or other industry engineering and design standards.
• Experience in working on electrical layout, one line control, controls schematics for protective relays, alarms, auxiliary power, SCADA and metering circuits in order to effectively support projects.
• Experience with modern protective equipment such as microprocessor relays, substation data concentrators, digital fault recorders, etc.

To Apply for this position:
Please apply directly at and send a copy of your cover letter and resume directly to Please mention in the email that you are from SHPE-NYC.

We would like to thank PSEG for their continued support to SHPE-NYC as a corporate sponsor.

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