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Protection and Controls Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Posted: 04/26/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 26172 Pay Rate: 90K-130K

Job Description

Direct hire opportunity with our client for a Protection and Controls Engineer (P&C).The ideal candidate should have 5 to 8 years of experience in P&C design in projects ranging up to 550kV.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, testing, and commissioning protection and control systems for power transmission and distribution projects.

Overview of Responsibilities
  • Develop and design protection and control systems for transmission and distribution projects up to 550kV.
  • Develop protection and control schematics and wiring diagrams using AutoCAD or similar software.
  • Perform protective device coordination studies and relay setting calculations using power system analysis software.
  • Prepare technical specifications, drawings, and equipment specifications.
  • Work with substation designers, project managers, and other engineers to ensure protection and control systems meet project requirements and are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Provide support during installation, testing, and commissioning of protection and control systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to protection and control systems.
  • Stay current with the latest P&C technologies, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in P&C design for power transmission and distribution projects.
  • Current Engineer-in-training certification required
  • Strong understanding of protective relay principles, protective device coordination, and relay setting calculations.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation software for developing protection and control schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, clients, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver on time and within budget.
  • Reliability, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work extended hours or afterhours when required.
  • Ability to travel to other offices and to meet with clients and attend project specific meetings on a regular basis.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AcSELerator relay software.
  • Experience with relay setting calculations and relay testing.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license.
  • Familiarity with substation design and construction practices.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a strong background in P&C design for power transmission and distribution projects, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Our client offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a dynamic work environment.

Protection and Controls Engineer (P&C) - 26172


Additional Information

Oxford Solutions is a professional staffing firm that specializes in the placement of talented professionals into challenging, career-enriching opportunities. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA, but we have openings with major clients located nationwide. We provide multiple avenues of employment to include contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement. Our well-trained staff of recruiters will work with you to help land your first job or your dream job and strive to always affect people's lives in a positive way.

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