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Electrical Engineer - Power Systems Protection

Company: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The devices we make at SEL are embedded in the power grid. They prevent blackouts. They make outages safer and shorter in duration; they add cybersecurity, automation, and communication. They use cutting-edge technologies and operate at speeds that push other pieces of the grid to go faster. As a Protection Engineer in Engineering Services, you'll provide solutions and services that help our customers protect and control critical electrical infrastructure and power systems worldwide
As a Protection Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Possessing, understanding and applying the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of power system protection and related SEL products.

  • Training and assisting customers with the creation, design, configuration, validation, installation, commissioning and operation of automation and/or protection systems.

  • Completing and implementing assigned work within agreed upon scope, schedule and budget to a high level of quality and safety.

  • Participating in the preparation of functional design specifications.

  • Preparing and maintaining detailed design documents, reports, checklists, test reports, and deliverables.

  • Following and applying SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.

    This job might be for you if:

    • You have knowledge of electric power system protection and control, integration and/or automation and communications applications

    • Have working knowledge of electric power system design, studies, information and communication technology and protective relay applications

    • You are willing to travel about 25%

    • You have strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills

    • You like to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline

    • 5+ years relevant application experience with electric power systems, industry practices, and protection area practices and philosophies (System protection, protective relays and their applications, settings, and testing)

    • Background check results satisfactory to SEL

    • Negative drug test result(s)

      This position will be supporting a key customer located in Butte, MT. While residing in the state of Montana is preferred, we are open to considering other locations with periodic travel to the Butte area. Preferred locations include, but are not limited to: Boise, ID; Salt Lake, UT; Billings, MT; Idaho Falls, ID.
      Competitive pay. Superior benefits. Inspiring work.
      People are at the core of our company and we hire employee-owners. We welcome you to learn more about how we support employees.

      • We're 100% employee owned. Retirement benefits include an employer funded stock ownership plan (ESOP) and personal 401K options.

      • We offer top tier medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

      • We recognize the importance of a healthy life balance and offer: 10 paid holidays, annual vacation accrual starting at 12 days, 9 paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave that covers 90% of your pay.

      • We foster growth and development of our employees through avenues such as STEM courses, apprenticeships, tuition assistance, and engineering development programs.

      • Ask our team about other benefits including wellness, fertility, adoption, and flexible spending benefits.

        Salary Range Data
        We anticipate filling this position as a Project Engineer III or Senior Engineer $116,900 - $168,100 per year. We are open to reviewing additional candidates with more or less experience and the salary range may differ if filled at a different level. Our salary ranges are determined by job, responsibility, and location. We base our starting pay offer and title on location and job-related factors such as candidate experience, training, knowledge, and skills.
        Communication with Applicants
        We communicate with all applicants. If you do not receive a response about your application, please check your SPAM filter or reach out to us at .
        SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled.
        SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Bozeman , Electrical Engineer - Power Systems Protection, Professions , Bozeman, Montana

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