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Lead Power Engineer

Florence, KY 41042

Posted: 06/15/2023 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 4660 Pay Rate: 150,000

Job Description

MBS is in urgent need of Lead Powe Engineer in Florence, KY. This position is a full-time, direct hire opportunity. 

  • Provide detailed physical design of electric distribution systems to include one-line diagrams, selection of equipment, writing of equipment specifications, grounding system design conduit and cable sizing/routing, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, physical layouts, construction cost estimates and project scheduling.
  • Act as the project engineer for multiple projects and direct the work of less experienced engineers and drafters.
  • Perform engineering design & equipment specification functions for distribution projects from 480V to 345 kV.
  • Specify, review, inspect, and approve electrical equipment to be used in power systems.
  • Review & maintain engineering oversight of physical design, including bus design, equipment ratings, and safety/maintenance clearances.
  • Conduct technical evaluations on procured equipment and perform witness testing for major equipment, such as power transformers, breakers, and instrument transformers.
  • Perform necessary calculations in support of engineering designs, including short circuit, step & touch potential, battery sizing, thermal rating of equipment, etc.  Prepare backup design documentation with calculations.
  • Should have a thorough understanding of protection and control design, including the ability to create settings for relays.
  • Complex problem solving at customer facilities to include a convolution of power monitoring, power analysis, troubleshooting, and best installation practices.
  • Knowledge of maintenance testing and able to interpret test results.
  • Electrical equipment inspection and engineering assessment.
  • Evaluate, monitor, direct, and manage outside contractors and vendors and other Engineers.
  • Interpret and apply engineering principles.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in English and.
  • Experienced AutoCAD user.
  • Interface and collaborate with Civil/Structural engineers and provide technical support as required.
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills and has the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Preparing equipment specifications, analyzing bids, and making recommendations for purchase.
  • Developing scope of work, conceptual design for the projects, and execution plans.
  • Preparing engineering and construction cost and man-hour estimates and schedules.
  • Meeting and corresponding with clients or outside personnel.
  • Support construction of substations and equipment commissioning.
  • Detailed electrical engineering analysis to include Short Circuit, Equipment Evaluation, Coordination, Arc Flash, Load Flow, Harmonic, and Power Quality Analysis.  Please review our engineering services page for a comprehensive listing of power system analysis services that we offer.
  • Software experience should include SKM Power tools, ETAP, Easy Power, PSCAD, Windmill, CYME, Aspen, PSS/E or other power system modeling software a plus.
  • Lead the training and development of other staff engineers.
  • Provide technical oversight and review of other staff engineers.
  • Develop programs and systems to improve engineering execution and process.
  • Ensure projects meet company standards concerning quality, timeliness, profit, and customer satisfaction.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in design of electrical distribution engineering projects
  • Specific experience performing all aspects associated with electrical distribution design, including design criteria, equipment specifications, one-line diagrams, general arrangements, sections, grounding, conduit plans, foundation plans, material lists, relay and control systems, control schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Experience with industry standard design tools such as CDEGS, etc.
  • Sound working knowledge of applicable ANSI/IEEE, NFPA70E, and NEC standards for design.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills.
  • Willing to travel as needed to project site (less than 20%)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments, and of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project.
  • Professional Engineer license (P.E.) or Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification.
  • 10 years of progressive experience in design of electrical distribution systems.
  • Experience in EPC project delivery, Construction, Startup & Commissioning experience 480V to 345 kV experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in detailed physical design of air insulated electric substations from 34.5 kV and up.
  • Experience with high voltage substation EPC.
  • Experience in system studies.
  • Experience in both Electric Utility, Industrial, and consulting engineering environments.
  • Experience with large capacitor bank installations, including Series Compensation/FACTS installations.
  • In depth comprehension of syncrophasors, stability and symmetrical components.

For over 50 years, The Kable Group has been committed to connecting candidates looking for reliable work opportunities with companies in need of workforce solutions. We leverage our expertise in core industries to ensure that the needs of our clients and our candidates alike are satisfied. Whether it’s a professional position, skilled labor need, or an education opportunity, The Kable Group’s suite of solutions caters to finding the right fit, every time.
At the Kable Group, we do not just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it. Read our full diversity statement here.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required.
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