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Eaton Corporation Lead Protection & Control Engineer in Helena, Montana

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services & Systems (EESS) division is currently seeking a Lead Protection & Control Engineer. This position has open geography and can be based anywhere in the United States. Please note: this position does require up to 100% travel.

Position Overview:

The Lead Protection & Control Engineer will be a part of the largest and most experienced team of field services technician in the industry! You will be responsible for commissioning transmission and distribution substation additions or modifications and ensuring they are installed, function, and energized correctly. You will serve as a safety net to ensure that any errors introduced by incorrectly engineered design packages or installation are identified and corrected to avoid compromising the safety of employees and/or reliability of the Utility Transmission and Distribution System.

In this function you will:

  • Read engineering drawings and specification to understand the purpose and functionality of the substation. Must understand various protection schemes for proper checkout techniques and/or for troubleshooting and correcting non-working schemes.

  • Provide commissioning oversight of substation installations. Including the development of check-out guides, review and approval of test results, development of equipment energization plans to minimize system risk and final technical approval.

  • Develop on-site Coordination of Equipment / Relay Orders, Work Plans, Isolation (Cut-Over) plans, Functional Test Plans, Final documentation uploads, Equipment Energization lists

  • Identify and resolve design errors

  • Provide administrative and technical support of field related substation testing and commissioning activities

  • Provide field engineering support to the electricians in the wiring of the substation protective relaying and control system, verifying the wiring is full complete per the design drawings.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of substation or field service engineering experience

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.

  • Candidates must reside anywhere within the continental U.S.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 10+ years of substation field engineering experience

  • Level 3/4 NETA or NICET Certified

  • Professional Engineering License

Position Criteria:

  • Demonstrated relevant experience in substation field engineering services and technical support for the construction, testing, and commissioning of substation equipment up to and including 500kV

  • Must include but is not limited to; Protective Relays, Relay Panels, AC/DC Panels, Battery Systems, Breakers, Transformers, SSVTs, CCVTs, PTs, CTs, Linear Couples, etc. Including the development of isolation plans and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of all software packages relevant to successful performance of tasks.

  • Relay Test Software - Enoserve (RTS) and Doble Protection Suite

  • Relay Communication Software – SEL Compass, AcSELerator Quickset (SEL 5030), GE (Enervista Launchpad), RFL (GARD PRO), and other common industry software

  • Willingness and aptitude for training and mentoring technicians and other members of technical engineering team.

  • Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings.

  • Possess and Maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license

What you’ll get from us:

We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)

  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs

  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance

  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development

  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs

  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $133,440 - $183,480 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Remote

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

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