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Electrical Engineer III - Power Systems 

Reports to: CLP Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Work Location: Aberdeen & Edgewood Area
Employment Type: Full Time - Salary

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Possess and maintain working knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, and standards related to utility power distribution systems.
  • Assist in designing sub-transmission systems, substations, switching stations, and commercial/industrial power distribution system. 
  • Develop concept design alternatives, engineering calculations, analysis, and engineering estimates for small-scale system improvement projects for substations and distribution systems.
  • Create, update, and maintain GIS database for large-scale electrical distribution systems.
  • Perform site surveys for new utility service requests, develop concept design alternatives and present the alternatives to CLP management and the customer.
  • Assist lead engineers with major capital upgrade projects. Responsibilities to include site visits, engineering calculations, drawings, drafting, field inspections, technical reports etc.
  • Keep up-to-date with utility industry standards and codes. Enforce and maintain all applicable standards and codes for our O&M, replacement/renewable and new installations.
  • Analyze electrical fault events, power quality issues, system loading scenarios and assist CLP crew to implement corrective actions.
  • Gain and maintain intermediate knowledge of power system protection and relaying schemes for electrical distribution system.
  • Create system model for large-scale power system in ETAP (or similar software) and perform various power system analysis/studies.
  • Develop bill of material and technical specifications for various electrical projects.
  • Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine project requirements.
  • Perform field take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation.
  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency.
  • Participate in estimate review process with internal and external stake holders.
  • Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders.
  • Follow up at the end of a project to close any loops in the estimating process.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from accredited university with emphasis in power systems.
  • 5+ years working experience in electrical utility industry.
  • Working level experience with medium voltage electrical substations and distribution system.
  • Familiar with power system analysis, distribution system modeling, and protective device coordination.
  • Experienced in blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labor estimates for projects and services.
  • Ability to prepare construction schedules in Microsoft Project.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel is required.
  • Must have excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written, and communication skills.
  • Must be a team player and be able to work with various partners from start to finish.
  • Willingness to undergo a background check and drug screen in order to obtain post clearance.
  • Must be an U.S. Citizen

Benefits & Compensation:
Compensation will be based on qualifications.  CLP offers great benefits package that includes medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401k with company contribution, paid time off and paid holidays.