Electric Utility System Planning Engineer

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Our client in Marietta GA seeks a System Planning Engineer for a full-time position.


To provide technical expertise and support in maintaining, and planning for the expansion of the distribution system, and to coordinate deployment of operational technologies.

Distribution System Engineering

* Develop effective short- and long-range engineering work plans.

* Performsystem engineering studies.

* Keep system configuration, bus data, and load growth data up to date.

* Perform load flow and effective capacitor studies.

* Optimize the system to minimize line losses and outage time.

* Perform short circuit and flicker calculations and assist staking engineers in sizing transformers.

* Coordinate in performing system protection and ARC Flash studies.

* Assist in providing solutions to power quality issues.

* Import GIS/CIS data into Engineering Analysis software.Coordinate and resolve data issues with GIS/Mapping department.Assist in developing and maintaining interfaces between the GIS, Engineering Analysis, and SCADA systems.

* Partner with staking engineers to design system as proposed in the construction work plan.

* Design and coordinate substation construction with 3rd parties.

* Assist in developing innovative ways to implement self-healing and automatic throw-over schemes

System Operations

* Gain and maintain knowledge of all SCADA, OMS, AMI and GIS functions.

* Assist power control team in writing and checking switching orders

* Assist in maintaining accurate SCADA one-line displays.

* Organize and coordinate reports from SCADA, MDM, OMS and AMI systems for engineering and planning purposes.

* Keep current on new developments and enhancements developed by AMI, OMS, GIS and SCADA vendors

* Continuously monitor system and feeder loads and take proactive approach to avoid lengthy outages

* Analyze after the fact reports from SCADA, AMI and OMS

* Recommend the placement of protective devices on the system to minimize outages and the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI)

System Analysis & Quality Control

* Maintain thorough knowledge of system interfaces among various Electric Operation systems, validate data synchronizations among the systems

* Perform gap-analysis on various systems and assist in finding resolutions to bridge any gaps.

* Analyze RUS 219 report with corresponding construction work plans

Electric utility and reputable power company interested in an Electrical Engineer with OH and UG distribution system experience.



Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology required

Minimum two years experience in electricdistribution utilities required

Ability to research materials, system protection and system automation equipment ideal

Knowledge of RUS construction 740-C codes and National Electric Safety Codes ideal

Knowledge ofpower distribution analysis software

Excellentcommunication skills.

EIT / FE Certification ideal

?Must have a GC or Citizenship.
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