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High Voltage System Engineer

Durham, NC
Our Client includes the following operating units that provide the full range of utility & engineering services:  Chilled Water, Steam, Electrical HV Systems, Water (including water, sewer, and storm water), Energy Management and Engineering.  The High Voltage Systems organization is responsible for installation, maintenance, and operation of the high voltage distribution system and the campus site lighting. This position reports to the High Voltage System Manager.

The High Voltage System Engineer preforms engineering analysis and planning for the campus power system. Assist in the development of design standards, participate in design review for power system projects. Manage campus high voltage SCADA systems design and operation.

Typical Duties
  • Coordinate the design, procurement, and construction of new high voltage distribution systems to meet the needs of new or renovated facilities.
  • Review HV electrical plans, specifications and equipment for new installations and renovations; inspect projects during and following installation and advise as to compliance with specifications prior to University acceptance.
  • Assist in the development and updates of the University standards and guidelines for future project planning, design, construction and maintenance activities to insure best practices are employed.
  • Advise and assist with problems involving electrical engineering and maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain electrical HV remote control and monitoring system.
  • Prepare complex switching procedures.
  • Assist in operation, maintenance and design of medium voltage generation equipment and paralleling switchgear.
  • Prepare reports, analyses, and presentations as needed.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Education and Experience

B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and 3 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience with high voltage (15KV) switchgear, distribution systems, generators, and underground distribution systems.
  • Basic knowledge of site lighting systems.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70E)
  • Basic knowledge with SCADA systems
  • Experience with SKM circuit analysis software or similar
  • Ability to create and maintain positive customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • CAD drafting skills utilizing AutoCAD

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