Senior Protection & Controls Engineer

Reference JOB-18940

Location Muscatine

Job Type Engineer

RCS Staffing has an immediate need for a Protection & Controls Engineer. This is a Full Time, Direct Hire, Remote opportunity with our client.

Overview of YOUR role as a Protection & Controls Engineer:

Our client is seeking to a highly motivated Protection & Controls Engineer. In this role, you must have a background in high voltage transmission system protection schemes and relay programming for utility or generation clients.

As a Protection & Controls Engineer, YOU will:

  • Responsible for lead design efforts, with expectations of performing design duties with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to determine client requirements and coordinate technical efforts within discipline areas as necessary, managing a design budget and schedule, and be able to demonstrate proficiency in these areas.
  • Technical responsibilities will include the design of any / all of the following: high voltage one line, communication network diagrams and three line diagrams; computer modeling/analysis of electrical systems; preparation of specifications for equipment and systems; report preparation; applying codes and standards, producing design drawings, and performing and reviewing design computations.

YOU are the ideal Protection & Controls Engineer candidate if you have:

  • AutoCAD Electrical experience preferred
  • BSEE from an accredited college or university, PE and 5+ years of relevant experience with electric utility substations up to 345kV.
  • Proficiency in protective relay coordination and settings calculations for HV and EHV transmission systems. Experience with Schweitzer and General Electric relay and communication equipment a plus.
  • Experience with common transmission line protection schemes, such as step-distance, POTT, DCB, and DUTT a plus.
  • Experience with electrical system analysis software such as ASPEN, ETAP, SKM,PSS/E and PSLF a plus.
  • Knowledgeable of FERC and NERC requirements as they pertain to electric utility substation reliability requirements.
  • Equipment specification writing.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (MSWord, Excel, and MS Project).
  • Experience with SCADA, IP Networking, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), communication networks, RTU/RTAC programming, and associated protocols a plus.
  • Substation Integration/automation a plus.
  • Ability to direct and review work of junior engineers, designers and technicians in discipline area on major projects.
  • Must have the ability to work permanently in the US.

It’s a BONUS if you have:

  • Field testing and commissioning of substation equipment
  • Factory acceptance witness testing of power transformers, switchgear or control panels
  • Project management


About Our Client



Our client is a member-owned engineering firm with a history of helping clients across the globe solve complex challenges ranging from energy and transportation to water and industry. They have members in more than two dozen offices worldwide, and have worked in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Who We Are



RCS Staffing is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.

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