Electrical Power Engineer IV

  • Electric Power Systems
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 18, 2018

Job Description

Job ID 2018-1567
St. Louis
Category Engineering Design


Substation and Line Engineer

Electrical Engineer IV

Electric Power Systems is an Independent Electrical Testing & Engineering Organization. We specialize in engineering & design, commissioning, start up, and maintenance testing for utility, industrial, transit, data centers, and commercial facilities. At Electric Power Systems, we are committed to promoting a culture of safety within our organization and alongside all of our clients. Our dedication to providing safe and reliable services has made us a trusted industry leader since 1977.

The candidate will perform project management, conceptual and detail design services for physical, protection & control and SCADA for new or existing substation expansion.


Working knowledge of protection and control design for electrical substations and transmission lines.
  • Lead relay protection and control activities for 4kV thru 765KV electrical substation projects.
  • Prepare P&C scopes and cost estimates for electric substation projects.
  • Prepare and/or review P&C engineering and designs for electrical substation projects.
  • Review and approve P&C related work of other team members.
  • Review, evaluate and provide P&C comments and recommendations on transmission system planning proposals.
  • Coordinate with transmission customers and interconnected companies on associated protection issues.
  • Perform activities related to NERC P&C standards.
  • Identify, clarify, resolve, and initiate solutions to protection and control problems through analysis of interruption reports and fault recorder records.
  • Contribute to development of system-wide protection standards for transmission and distribution station protection, metering and control applications.
  • Provide general P&C technical support, as needed, including the technical interfaces with customer planning, engineering, transmission & substation operations personnel.

Working knowledge of electrical substation physical layout and control houses
  • Develop site plans, general arrangement plans and single line diagrams
  • Develop and review specifications, drawings and standards.
  • Selection of equipment and material.
  • Transmission and pole line design
  • Develop detail design for steel and buswork, control house, breakers, switches and transformers.
  • Lightning protection design and analysis.
  • Develop detailed design for foundations, system grounding, grading, conduit and trenching.

Project Management
  • Manage assigned projects focusing on scheduling, resource planning, cost control and key deliverables.
  • Cost estimates related to the development of new transmission and distribution substations

  • Provide engineering support for project installation, commissioning, checkout and troubleshooting.
  • Model transmission system impedances and perform short circuit fault studies.
  • Perform area protection studies and recommend settings for existing and new transmission line and station protection schemes.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure situations.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Microstation a plus.
  • Experience with system modeling program such as ASPEN a plus.
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to developing engineers within department.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • PE registration is required.
  • Experience in substation relay protection, metering, control and SCADA applications.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with applicable industry codes and standards.
  • Design and engineering for HV and EHV electrical substation projects (for higher level classifications).
  • Project management experience required. PMP certification desirable.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited University.
  • Overtime as required to meet assigned deadlines.
  • 25% travel will be required in first year.

EPS E&D is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Key Words

Electrical Substation | Physical Layout | Auxiliary systems | protection and control design | load management | Automated meter reading | distribution systems | tranmsisssion systems | SCADA systems | automation systems | power substation design | Relay settings change | lightning protection | grounding plans | conduit plans | buswork design | control house layouts | control house elevations |

Power systems