Protection & Controls Engineer - Substation

Alpha 3 is seeking a protection and controls engineer to support substation engineering projects through conceptual and detailed design. P&C engineers will apply knowledge and experience to analyze, evaluate, and create new designs and drawings and revise existing designs and drawings with guidance from senior engineering personnel, as needed. Engineers will use their knowledge of components, arrangements, and standards to complete design packages including one-lines, schematics, wiring diagrams, and bills of material. Required qualifications include:


  • Knowledge of electrical substations including familiarity with the physical characteristics, access, connection, and support requirements for transformers, breakers, disconnects, buswork, and associated equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical codes including NEC and NESC
  • Familiarity with common protection requirements, protection schemes, and application of digital relays
  • Knowledge of common substation configurations
  • Adaptation to various client drafting standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of Microstation CADD tools
  • Ability to work on a team and on multiple projects
  • Ability to understand and incorporate comments and feedback
  • Personal time management skills and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Attention to detail and pride in work product quality
  • Utility project experience
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field