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Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer

Company: Eaton
Location: Shawnee Mission
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer to join our team. This position will be based out of any of these locations: Fenton, MO, Lenexa, KS, Urbandale, IA or Omaha, NE.

Position Overview

The Senior Power System Controls Engineer will provide field service systems integration engineering and technical consultation for customers in the areas of system design, programming, installation, start up, maintenance, repair, training and modification of automated control systems and power management systems.

The Power Systems Controls group is a full-service systems integrator with the capabilities to integrate the necessary equipment and technologies, to provide a complete, power automation solution. This team of engineers and technicians brings extensive skills and experiences with a variety of leading HMI software packages enabling us to design graphically rich, easy-to-use operator interfaces that take advantage of the latest standalone or web-based technologies. Our experience transcends a multitude of equipment manufacturers, software packages, and network architectures, including all major OEMs HMI, PLCs, and components. We offer single point responsibility, a high level of engineering and systems integration expertise, and a unified focus on cost effective solutions, seamless integration, HMI development, energy management tools, and professional turnkey system design and implementation.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.

In This Function, You Will

  • Technical Responsibilities:
    • Prepare submittal documentation for projects and meet with customers to discuss project requirements and review submittals.
    • Follow customers specifications and internal specifications for project implementation
    • Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) for the following applications, but not limited to
      • Simple Automatic Transfer Controls between two sources (e.g. Main-Tie-Main, Main-Gen)
      • Complex Automatic Transfer controls between multiple sources (e.g. Main-Tie-Gen-Tie-Main, Main-Gen-Tie-Gen-Main)
      • Paralleling Switchgear Applications
      • Write and deploy complex power and control schemes including load shedding/ peak shaving schemes utilizing multiple distributed energy resources, Microgrid operations, breaker control schemes, SCADA system development.
      • Ensure projects have proper controls, metering and monitoring. Controls include Power meters, automation equipment (PLC/HMI), protective relays, load sharing, synchronization, etc.
      • Select components and create bill of materials.
      • Provide sketches, mark-ups and direction to Electrical Designers to develop project drawings. Review and approve project drawings. You may also be responsible for completing the CAD drawings.
      • Write operating sequences and instruction manuals.
      • Assist with factory testing and field start-ups as required.
      • Be responsible for working with test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
      • Be able to troubleshoot systems that are not functioning properly.
      • Be expected to work with relay logic.
      • Knowledge of digital multifunction relays for genset protection and utility requirements.
        • GE Multilin
        • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
        • Eaton E-series
        • Programmable Logic Controller experience with the following manufactures:
          • Eaton
          • Emerson/GE
          • Schneider
          • Modicon
          • Rockwell Automation
          • HMI/SCADA Experience with the following manufactures:
            • Wonderware InTouch
            • GE Cimplicity
            • Eaton Visual Designer
            • Rockwell Automation Factory Talk View
            • Capable of programming in SQL, Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, or equivalent
            • Manage Networking
              • Individual Responsibilities:
              • Functional Self-Management: Work with minimal supervision, manage own time effectively, and maintain control over all current projects/responsibilities.
              • You will receive general direction but exercise discretion as to personal work details. Plan and execute as needed to accomplish assigned individual tasks to meet expectations (cost, quality, delivery). Assume responsibility of all assigned work.
              • Work as a member of a project team, maintain project schedule, attend project meetings, and keep project manager informed of status, and complete required project metrics and design documentation. Understand all parts of larger projects.
                • Commercial Responsibilities:
                  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Sales Departments.
                  • Quote general turnkey controls schemes (analyze specifications, price all applicable labor and materials, write a proposed scope of work, etc.).

                    Required (Basic) Qualifications
                    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
                    • Minimum of 3 years of power system industry experience
                    • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
                    • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of the locations will be considered. Active-duty military are exempt from the geographical mile limitation.

                      Preferred Qualifications
                      • PE License.
                      • Knowledge of SCADA systems and associated protocols (Modbus, DNP3, IEC-61850)

                        Position Success Criteria
                        • Possess and maintains an active and valid driver's license
                        • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with the company's safety program
                        • Available for travel & mobility 50% of time
                        • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
                        • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships
                        • Advise customers on technical opportunities/issues

                          Job

                          Engineering

                          Region

                          North America - US/Puerto Rico

                          Primary Location

                          United States-Missouri-Fenton

                          Other Locations

                          United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Kansas-Lenexa, United States-Iowa-Urbandale

                          Work Locations

                          Fenton MO Loc

                          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?

                          No

                          Does this position offer relocation?

                          No

                          Travel

                          Yes, 50 % of the Time

                          Requisition ID :094186

Keywords: Eaton, Kansas City , Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer, Other , Shawnee Mission, Kansas

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