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Senior Electrical Engineer, PE - Protection & Controls

Brand: Kupper Engineering

Location: Ambler, PA, United States

Date Posted:

Requisition Number: 80

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If you are interested in providing high-end engineering consulting design, construction, and maintenance services, this may be the place for you. 
Since 2004, Kupper Engineering has provided superior full-service professional engineering and consulting services — from planning and design to implementation and commissioning.  Our experienced team of passionate and knowledgeable engineers delivers timely, efficient, creative, and cost-effective solutions that not only benefit our clients but also enhance our communities. 
Job Type: Full-Time +, Exempt
Pay: Competitive, Salary
Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 
  • Engineering site surveys and analysis
  • Prepare protection & control schematics, wiring drawings and relay philosophies for substation modifications
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and solve a variety of substation protection and controls issues
  • Feasibility studies
  • Load studies and energy analysis
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Quality Control
  • Engineering Quality Control
  • Lead/support product design reviews
  • Lead quality improvement initiatives for projects
  • Great ability to read and interpret short circuit and protective device coordination studies
  • Detailed design of power distribution systems, including but not limited to: Medium voltage protective relaying, Medium voltage substation, Service entrance switchboards, Engine generators, Uninterruptible power supply systems, Monitoring and controls systems, Lighting and lighting control systems, Fire alarm and security systems
  • Develop one-line diagrams, control schematics, and electrical & instrument diagrams (E&IDs)
  • Perform equipment selections, load calculations, control diagrams, systems narratives, commissioning planning and execution, and creating specification documents
  • Utilize basic engineering principles and practical design solutions
  • Assist in the development and review of custom designs and sequences
  • Develop and implement integrated systems testing procedures and commissioning
  • Assist with project management to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Work with Clients, Salesman, Managers, and Engineers to coordinate project designs
  • Work with sub-consultant(s) to coordinate trades
  • Attend job meetings & coordinate activities as required
  • Attend training as requested to further enhance your duties
  • Train and mentor entry and mid-level engineers
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding initiative, a well-organized and strong sense of responsibility
  • Excellent computer knowledge and advanced skills using CAD and Microsoft Word and Excel are required
Education & Experience: 
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology with a focus on Power Systems or similar
  • Hold a current, active PE license in Pennsylvania
  • Licensure in the additional state(s) is an advantage
  • 7+ years of experience with 3-5 years of experience in relay/protection engineering or related disciplines 
  • Programming knowledge or experience with protection relays and other substation equipment
  • Experience with REVIT is an advantage
License & Certifications: 
  • Driver License Preferred, but not required.
Occasional overnight stays and local day travel may be necessary. You will be responsible for providing your own transportation to and from the office and job sites.  You will be reimbursed for business expenses such as tolls, parking and business-related mileage at a rate allowable by government standards.  The expenses incurred traveling to and from the office are excluded from reimbursement.       
Physical Requirements: 
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.
About Us: 
In the 20+ years that Kupper has been in business, we find ourselves rapidly expanding our core offerings and leading the industry in renewable energy engineering and medium voltage design. 
Headquartered in Ambler, Pennsylvania, Kupper holds professional engineering licenses in all 50 states, as well as Washington, DC.  We are responsive, reliable, and flexible, which enables us to support the changing needs of our clients and their respective industries.  We believe engineering must evolve—keeping pace with ever-changing realities, technologies, practices, and methodologies.  In every practice, we work collaboratively to adapt and respond to changes by integrating new ideas, concepts, and innovative techniques into our existing depth of knowledge and expertise to uncover solutions that maximize value for our clients. 

We offer a competitive benefits package that provides a foundation of support for the health, safety, and security of you and your family. We are proud to extend a broad selection of benefits to meet your needs—and medical, dental, and vision benefits start on the first day of employment.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire reasonable accommodations should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note:
  • All job offers are subject to pre-employment drug screening and a background check.
  • Unless otherwise noted, we do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.
Notice to Agencies: We only accept resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing services if a Service Agreement has been signed and we have requested recruitment/staffing services for the specific position. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of the company, and no fees or compensation will be paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or staffing service.