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(Remote Local) Principal Protection Staff Engineer- Technical

Austin, Texas
23 Sep 2022



Job Summary

As a Protection Engineering Principal Staff Engineer at PSEGLI in the Protection Engineer department, you will utilize a host of protection principles, practices and tools to develop protection schemes, develop settings for protective relays and perform analysis of protection on the LIPA T&D system. You will utilize your advanced knowledge of Protection concepts to both perform and help lead and develop less experienced Analysis Engineers for the following:

Job Responsibilities

Calculate relay settings for Transmission Lines, Buses, Transformers, Breaker Failure, Reclosing, Low Pressure, Programmable Logic Controllers, Synch check, Phase Angle Regulators (PAR), Capacitor Banks and Shunt Reactors.

Maintain NERC Standard Compliance for the Protection and Control (PRC) and other standards and prepare for audits.

Analyze system disturbances as requested by Operations and make recommendations for change if required. Assist with writing the relay operation portion of the root cause analysis report. Calculate distance to fault for underground cables. Perform short circuit and area relay coordination studies to accommodate system expansions and upgrades. Calculate the coefficients of grounding (COG) for lightning arrestor selection. Provide support to other areas within Transmission & Distribution groups in the development of major equipment specification e.g. transformers, breakers, switchgear etc. and construction specifications for work being outsourced to contractors.

Perform arc flash studies from 480V through 345kV to assure proper PPE /work methods are utilized. Develop relay settings for mobile generation, mobile switchgear and mobile transformers during system emergencies. Perform specification review and design review with equipment vendors. Provide field support and resolve any relay setting issues brought up by relay technicians. Provide technical assistance to other departments e.g. Electric System Operations, Electric Service. Calculate substation ground potential rise (GPR) for lease installations

Review Transmission Independent Power Producers (HVDC, Statcoms, Synchronous generation, renewable energy, battery storage) interconnect drawings and protective relay settings for compliance with LIPA transmission interconnect standards

Calculate transmission line impedances for 23, 33, 69, 138 and 345kV Lines. Calculate temporary relay settings for System Operations for system clearances and/or emergencies. Develop relay logic diagrams and maintain relay setting databases. Perform fuse sizing/coordination studies.

Job Specific Qualifications


  • B.S in Electrical Engineering and at least 8 years of power systems analysis experience.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes (ANSI, IEEE, ASTM, NEC, NESC, etc.) and regulatory requirements (NERC/FERC/NPCC).
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Applies advanced technical theories and engineering tools & methods from first principles
  • Possess a high level of Electric Delivery System knowledge.
  • Requires a strong technical background.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • NYS PE License
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  • Job Reference: 719164149-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: PSEG
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Salary: On Application