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Lead Engineer- Design and Commissioning

United States, California, Los Angeles
June 18, 2024

The Opportunity

Ulteig is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Lead Engineer in the Automation, Integration, and System Protection (AISP) Department. The Lead Engineer acts as a technical leader and is responsible for electrical design, development, and commissioning activities for protective relay replacement projects. The role consists of planning, scheduling, conducting, and/or coordinating detailed phases of assigned project work. This position will require travel throughout the state of California primarily working in substations and hydroelectric facilities. An ideal candidate for this hybrid position would be located in the greater Sacramento area.

What You'll Do

Provides technical guidance for engineers/technicians, make design recommendations, performs design reviews, field demolition and construction support, leads onsite commissioning activities, and provides troubleshooting support for protective relay replacement projects. Depending on experience, may review relay setting development and coordination, assist with protection system event analysis, develop relay test plans, and/or SCADA/HMI design.

What We Expect from You

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required. ABET accredited program or equivalent required.
  • PE registration is required.
  • 7+ years of engineering and commissioning experience.
  • Effective leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, time management, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Experience reviewing and/or producing one-lines, AC/DC schematics, wiring diagrams, control panel elevations, and bills of materials.
  • Experience performing onsite commissioning in one or more of the following areas: CT/PT wiring injection/verification, protective relay test, protective relay end-to-end test, functional verification of protection schemes, and CT/PT load verification.
  • Experience providing onsite demolition and construction engineering support.
  • Experience troubleshooting protection and control schemes.
  • Knowledge of HV substation equipment, MV electrical (apparatus) equipment including station service, 15 kV switchgear and protective relaying.
  • Experience applying protection system engineering practices and principles in one or more of the following areas: transmission line, bus, transformer, capacitor bank, reactor bank, feeder, generator, motor, and communication assisted protection schemes is a plus.
  • Proficient with protection and control design and industry standards is a plus.
  • Familiar with application of NERC PRC standards for compliance is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems and programming is a plus.
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and California Electrical Code (CEC) a plus.
  • Proven experience in Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Ability to work in a high-paced team environment.
  • Willing to travel 30-50% of the time.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet company driving standards.
  • Must have permanent authorization to work in the US.

As you consider applying for a position at Ulteig, we encourage you to think outside the box - because we do! You might not meet 100% of the skills listed in a description, but we are committed to hiring people with exceptional talent, ability and potential, and then creating an environment where they can become the best versions of themselves. We don't want to miss out on the possibility of speaking with the next outstanding Ulteig team member, so please apply if you think this role is a great match for your unique skills and strengths. And, yes, relevant military experience is absolutely considered for transitioning service members.

What You Can Expect from Ulteig

Ulteig is a purpose driven organization that has built a culture focused on people - both our clients and our employees for over 75 years. Working at Ulteig is more than a job, it means you will have the opportunity to make a difference by creating and solving for a sustainable future. We realize that a huge part of our success has relied heavily on the dedication and focus of our workforce; this is why we make investing in our employees a top priority. Being 100% employee-owned means, we take our own success and the success of our clients personally.

We offer our team members:

  • Flexible Workplace
  • Employee Ownership
  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Innovative Culture

Our vision is to be the most trusted partners transforming our world's critical infrastructure. Ulteig connects people and resources to develop compelling, integrated solutions across multiple Lifeline Sectors, including power, renewables, transportation and water. Ulteig's footprint spans the country and leverages its expertise with a wide range of public and private clients.

At Ulteig, we deeply care and listen to the needs of our team to ensure they are comfortable and have the necessary tools to be productive whether they choose to work remotely, hybrid or in office. We strive to allow a balance and separation between home and work life and provide support and a flexible working schedule so that employees are able to focus on what's important to them. Our offices are currently open, and employees have the option of accessing them to work. We will continue to monitor and respond to COVID-19 proactively to ensure the safety of our valued employees.

If you would like to be a part of a company that empowers their employees, apply today!

Ulteig is a Drug Free Workplace


Additional Opportunity Details:
Compensation Range is Generally +/- 15% of Position Mid-Point of $150,000*
* The salary displayed represents the middle of a range. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary include your job specific skills, education, training, job location, number of years of experience related to this role and comparison to other employees already in this role

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