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System Protection Engineer - (Largo, FL)

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Columbia, SC, US, 29210

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

The System Protection Engineer is responsible for the protective relay product portfolio for transmission and distribution systems. Position is responsible for the protective relay design, protective relay setting coordination, development, and calculations.  Position will work closely with product management, engineering, sales, as well as end customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop high-voltage relay algorithms and protection philosophies.
  • Responsible for working closely with engineering to design, update, enhance our portfolio of protective relay products including overall functionality, product design and customer requirements.
  • Understand and apply knowledge of protection systems how they are created through the specification, evaluation, setting, and testing of protective relays and associated components
  • Specify, design, and configure protection systems and remedial action schemes
  • Provide in depth technical support (subject matter expert) on protective relay systems to internal and external customers.
  • Identify technologies and processes to drive improvements in system operation, tools and organizational performance.
  • Support field installation questions using system knowledge and specialized analysis.
  • Attend meetings and conferences and research, as necessary, to keep informed of technical developments in the power industry.
  • Utilize industry and discipline related knowledge to interpret and comply with regulations as required by NERC, FERC, WECC, EPA, NESC, OSHA, FCC, etc.
     

Skills and Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on high voltage and power distribution systems (or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum five (5) years utility system protection engineering experience (15kV through to 500kV).
  • Advanced analytical skills demonstrated in the analysis and definition of complex systems
  • Proficiency in protective relay coordination and settings calculations for MV, HV and EHV in transmission and distribution systems.
  • Proficient with substation protection and control design and industry standards
  • Ability to create product specifications detailing functionality, performance, interfaces, and data processing.
  • Highly motivated self-starter, capable of working independently and able to drive concepts to completion.
  • Excellent organization, presentation, oral and written communication skills to convey complex information in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to effect constructive contributions from team members.
  • Ability to collaborate across multi-disciplinary functions (engineering, sales, operations, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.  Solid public speaking skills; able to present ideas, conclusions, and recommendations with clarity to diverse business audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail, and excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Preferred:

  • Power system analysis and associated programs
  • Substation operations background or physical substation design experience
  • General utility knowledge of transformers, capacitors, reactors, control systems, instrument transformers, communications theory
  • Professional Engineer License 

Physical Demand:

  • Less than 50% travel. 
  • Team is headquartered in St. Louis, relocation strongly preferred, or travel as appropriate.

Education

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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