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At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR Engineering is looking for a Senior System Protection & Studies (SPS) Engineer to join our growing and nationally ranked team of Power Delivery professionals in our Minneapolis, MN office.The primary duties of the Senior SPS Engineer position include responsibility for knowledge and execution of the technical aspects and deliverables of projects assigned and is an experienced, competent engineer who generally understands and can complete all technical requirements of projects of basic to moderate complexity.
  • Coordinate the work of SPS Engineers with the balance of a multidiscipline team throughout the entire project's development
  • Provide the QA/QC and peer review activity for SPS relay setting projects.
  • Responsible for detailed design, review and oversight of protective relay settings, device coordination and fault analysis.
  • May be responsible for supervising the work of engineers, designers and draftsmen.
  • Establish client relations, and participate in the marketing, design and production meetings with regard to SPS related projects.
  • Coordinate workload through the entire project development to complete documents on schedule.
  • Work with the Project Manager and Regional Controller for project reviews with corporate management as needed.
  • Direct the activities of other SPS Engineers, and act as a mentor to other staff members as needed.
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    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license required.

  • 10+ years of experience doing electrical power system analysis, electrical system planning, protective device application, SCADA, settings and substation design.

  • Experience with power system analysis software: ETAP, Cape, Aspen, etc. is required.

  • Experience with vendor specific relay setting software: Acselerator, UR EnerVista, etc. is required.

  • Familiarity with various types of substation design layouts.

  • Familiarity with redundancy concepts and requirements for EHV substations.

  • Familiarity of substation apparatus, as it pertains to P&C design.

  • Strong software skills: MS Office Suite knowledgeable CAPE, ASPEN and relay vendor software including SEL, GE and ABB.

  • Knowledgeable on both electromechanical as well as digital protective relays.

  • Working knowledge of jobsite electrical hazards and associated safety precautions, including working clearances and personal protective equipment.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm desired

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

  • Some travel may be required.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an Electrical emphasis.

  • Associated topics: design, diagram, dsp, electric, electrical, image processing, power, schema, signal processing, solar

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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