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Engineer, Protection & Control



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4980 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers, Florida

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JOB TITLE: Engineer I, II, Sr., Protection & Control

Location: North Fort Myers, FL

Work Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our benefits include:

  • Company-wide annual incentive plan
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a generous 6% company match
  • Company funded Pension Plan
  • On-site wellness/medical facility
  • Company paid Short- & Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Health Savings Account with an employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Wellness program with financial rewards
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Group life insurance
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

LCEC provides reliable, cost-competitive electricity to more than 235,000 customers throughout a five county service territory located in Southwest Florida.  We employ approximately 400 skilled employees and are one of more than 830 electric distribution cooperatives located throughout the United States.  LCEC has been recognized locally and statewide as an industry leader and continually receives acknowledgment for the work that our employees do in the community along with other civic, environmental and professional honors.

Position Summary
Design and coordinate protection and control systems for one or more of the following areas of responsibility: transmission, substation or distribution. Provide support for the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of protection and control systems. Perform post-fault event analysis. Develop and maintain standards and specifications. Work on project teams. Assist with NERC compliance.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain system models for short circuit analysis and coordination studies (Aspen OneLiner/CymeDIST).
  • Design detailed wiring diagrams for protection and control schemes.
  • Analyze protection coordination, perform protection calculations, and create relay protection and logic settings.
  • Prepare and maintain protection system specifications and standards in compliance with industry guidelines and good engineering practices.
  • Evaluate application of new protection equipment.
  • Maintain accurate protection system documentation (drawings, settings, and scheme descriptions).
  • Investigate protection system miss-operations and develop corrective action plans.
  • Provide construction and commission testing support for protection and control projects.
  • Provide technical support to substation and relay technicians.
  • Coordinate protection and control projects: design, bill of materials, cost estimates, purchase requisitions, and schedule.
  • Participate on project teams for large scope projects such as new substation construction.
  • Perform and document tasks required to demonstrate compliance with NERC protection and control requirements.

Candidates will be evaluated commensurate with level of experience.

Engineer I Protection & Control Required Qualifications 

  • Associate's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred) with 6 years of protection and control engineering experience (Required) OR
  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred). Required OR
  • Master's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred). Preferred
  • Engineering experience with 2 years in Power Engineering. Required

Engineer II Protection & Control Required Qualifications 

  • Associate's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred) with 10 years of Protection and Control Engineering experience (Required) OR
  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred) Required OR
  • Master's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred) Preferred
  • Engineering experience with 5 years in Power Engineering. Required
  • 3 years multiple Power Engineering roles. Preferred

Engineer Sr. Protection & Control Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering (prefer Electrical or Power). Required
  • 15 years engineering experience with 10 years in Power Engineering. Required
  • Master's Degree Engineering (Electrical or Power preferred). Preferred
  • 7 years multiple engineering roles. Preferred
  • Recognition in the profession as a specialist in the field (teaching, writing). Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Driver License, Valid and in State Florida driver’s license or ability to obtain one upon employment Upon Hire (Required)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer-NSPE (Preferred)

Physical Demands and Working Environment: The physical demands and working environment characteristics described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Standing Occasionally,
    Walking Occasionally,
    Sitting Frequently,
    Lifting Rarely up to 25lbs,
    Carrying Rarely,
    Pushing Rarely,
    Pulling Rarely,
    Climbing Rarely,
    Balancing Rarely,
    Stooping Rarely,
    Kneeling Rarely,
    Crouching Rarely,
    Crawling Rarely,
    Reaching Rarely,
    Handling Occasionally,
    Grasping Occasionally,
    Feeling Rarely,
    Talking Constantly,
    Hearing Constantly,
    Repetitive Motions Frequently,
    Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination Frequently,
  • Working Environment: Frequently Air-conditioned office environment, Rarely Extreme cold, Rarely Extreme heat, Rarely Humidity, Rarely Wet, Occasionally Noise, Rarely Hazards, Rarely Temperature Change, Rarely Atmospheric Conditions, Rarely Vibration

STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS.... Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment: LCEC provides critical services to our community during an emergency.  Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our LCEC members.  Employees are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities.  Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's guidelines and procedures.

Please note that at the time a candidate is made a job offer, the candidate will be subject to a background check and a drug screening.

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