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Project - Principal Engineer - Technical
Ref No.: 18-14915
Location: South Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Perform commissioning and start-up engineering for inside plant construction projects in the Delivery Project and Construction Management Organization (P&CM).
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise through the application of engineering tools, processes and procedures to manage the successful commissioning/ start-up activities for a portfolio of projects.
  • Develop standard commissioning and testing practices for high voltage equipment and associated protective relays and controls equipment.
  • Manage start-up engineering requirements for equipment check-out and testing for standard application and repeatability.
  • Provide technical support to Construction Specialists and ensure compliance in regards to established methods for commissioning.
  • Works closely with System Protection, Design/Engineering and the Major Equipment Group to ensure all necessary checks and testing are performed and verified acceptable prior to equipment being placed into service.
  • Ensure that all cut-over procedures and write-ups are completed in a comprehensive and consistent manner so that uniform procedures are followed throughout the group.
  • Conduct and lead major, complex or non-routine field testing/start-up activities and tie-ins.
  • Ability to perform independent field verification of proper testing procedures and results.
  • Review and approve test data and reports to ensure major equipment is ready for service.
  • Conduct or participate in pre-energization walk through meetings.
  • Interface with Relay Supervisors/Technicians to ensure proper testing of protective relays and circuits.
  • The successful candidate must exhibit expertise of computer based engineering and business applications.
  • Must possess demonstrated professionalism and leadership skills to drive improvements in present/ established methods of testing and associated practices for the Safe and reliable energization of high voltage equipment.
  • Must possess and use strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Location: This position is located out of the South Plainfield, NJ facility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience directly related to substation design, engineering and construction.
  • 8 years of experience in substation design, engineering and construction.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of protective relays and controls systems.
  • Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.
  • Must foster an inclusive work environment and respects all aspects of diversity.
  • Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.
Desired: Master’s Degree in Engineering, Professional Engineer’s License and/ or advanced power systems courses/ training.