Prairie State Generating Co., LLC

Electrical Engineer / Electrical Engineering Analyst

Location US-IL-Power Plant
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/18/2023 12:50 PM)
Job ID
2023-1868
# Positions
1

Overview

This position will have accountability and responsibility for continuous improvement of electrical equipment and support systems with the objectives of safe operation and elimination of repetetive failures  This position is dedicated to the engineering function and will be focused on the application of technical skills and ingenuity required in the analysis of plant electrical equipment and related systems Equipment and related systems consist of but are not limited to large generators, motors, variable frequency drives, precipitators, transformers, switchgear, relays, batteries, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS),  balance of plant electrical systems, back up battery systems, and ancillary support systems.  

Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any one of the following assigned areas: 

  • System Owner on assigned electrical equipment.
  • Subject Matter Expert on NERC standards related to assigned electrical equipment.
  • Coordinate assigned electrical related maintenance and repair projects for scheduled and unscheduled work necessary to maintain and / or improve the reliability and capacity of the plant.
  • Maintain the general health of assigned electrical equipment and related systems, evaluate/implement modifications as requested and approved to ensure budgeted capacity, availability and equivalent forced outage rates of the facility.
  • Develop and/or review the Planned Maintenance (PM) activities of assigned electrical equipment and systems to ensure all PMs are correctly aligned with the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) philosophy.
  • Lead and/or participate in any plant Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) processes involving or related to electrical equipment and related systems to ensure corrective actions, repairs and or modifications are appropriate and timely in their execution.
  • Provide project management for plant projects or outages through the development of contract work scopes, assembly of budgets and contractor oversite for assigned electrical equipment and related systems.
  • Work with and train electrical maintenance and plant operations personnel in the most reliable, safe and efficient methods of electrical equipment and system maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Maintain assigned electrical testing and history records for the facility, keeping equipment documentation current, including all drawing and SetRoute (cable management system) revisions. Work with vendors as needed to ensure all electrical drawings are up to date.
  • Provide technical expertise, leadership and assistance to Operations and Maintenance Departments as needed as well as for ancillary improvement projects as assigned.
  • Be able to read and understand electrical schematics, one-lines, and connection drawings.
  • Determine and maintain adequate stock of spare parts for assigned equipment.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties in assigned area in a satisfactory fashion.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for this employment position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.

 

Education/Experience

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.

In lieu of an engineering degree, candidates with 5 or more years’ experience in an electrical engineering analyst role will be considered. Qualified analyst experience would include analysis and technical direction of medium to high voltage motors, transformers, and switchgear; main generator and excitation systems.

3 years of experience working at an industrial facility or power plant preferred.

Large generator experience preferred.

Experience with NERC regulations and compliance preferred.

 

Certification/Licensure

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification is preferred
  • Possession, or pursuance of a Professional Engineer License is preferred.

Knowledge of

  • Knowledge of NERC standards is desired.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, for preparation of presentations and reports.
  • OSI PI Process Book platform.
  • ETAP modeling software
  • IEEE standards.
  • Protective relaying equipment.
  • AutoCAD or other drafting packages

Skills, abilities and physical requirements

  • Ability to clearly communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others.
  • Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to read and understand logic diagrams, drawings and plant/equipment operating procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a highly organized work environment.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to work unsupervised as required.
  • Ability to sit, stand, reach, stoop, and lift boxes weighing as much as 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The characteristics listed herein describe the work environment the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this employment position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.  While performing the duties of this employment position, the employee:

  • Must be able to walk distances of up to a quarter of a mile over rocky and uneven surfaces.
  • Must be comfortable working in an industrial environment and around high-pressure steam.
  • Must be capable of using typical industrial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including fall protection and respirators.
  • Must be comfortable working and entering confined Spaces for equipment inspections.

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