New Hampshire - Direct Hire - Commissioning Engineer

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Keene, NH
Commissioning Engineer

Bachelor degree in electrical/mechanical engineering or Associates degree and equivalent work experience + 4+yrs as a technical lead managing multiple projects + DFR and SCADA systems

Direct Hire
Negotiable Salary

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Job Description: ✨

-Commissioning Engineer position to cover New Hampshire, this person can be based anywhere in the area.
-This individual will be responsible for commissioning transmission and distribution substations additions or modifications are installed, function, and energized correctly.
-This role will serve as a safety net to ensure that any errors introduced by incorrectly engineered design packages, installation errors, or equipment failures, are corrected before the equipment is energized and released for service.
-Ultimately the Commissioning Engineer prevents errors from compromising the reliability of the T&D system and the safety of employees involved in operating the system.
-Commissioning Engineer is responsible for training new engineers/technicians in relay testing, equipment testing and substation commissioning.

Job Responsibilities: ✨

-Review specification and engineering drawings to understand the purpose and functionality of substation.
-Schedule the installation and commissioning with subcontractors and customers.
-Provide safety analysis and proper equipment isolation procedure.
-Provide a day-to-day outage plan for customer.
-Develop detail test procedure and sign-off sheet for each piece of equipment.
-Monitor the construction and be available to address technical questions as they arise during construction, installation, and testing.
Identify and resolve design errors.
-Assist field crews and dispatch in developing, switching to properly sequence in equipment, making sure proper hold points for testing are incorporated.
-Directly witness or perform critical tests such as DC Functional Trip Testing prior to energization and in-service.
-Direct crews as necessary during critical work junctures. This typically occurs during final commission, just prior and through initial energization.
-Acknowledge substation modification is complete and functional and formally turns it over to Dispatch to be operated within its design limits.
-Commissioning Engineer is expected to support several capital projects occurring at the same time. Accordingly, they rotate amongst the jobs, keeping abreast of the construction activities, reviewing test results, and monitoring the work so as to anticipate any problems and gauge their level of involvement from a technical support perspective.
-Near project completion, as the equipment is ready to have its control schemes functionally tested and the equipment energized is when a commissioning engineer will be required to work extended hours/days in a row at a particular job site.
-Develop and maintain strong working relationships with customers, demonstrates an awareness of customer needs, preferences, and time and financial constraints.
-Management of resources and services required to install electrical equipment.
-Proven customer service, sales ability, and ability to handle difficult situations with customers and gain satisfaction.
-Assists in the development of estimates for client proposals and further business development.

Job Qualifications: ✨

-Bachelor degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical or engineering technology; Associate degree is acceptable provided the candidate has proven experience in the field)
-4+ years direct experience
-Ability to understand AC and DC elementary diagrams, wiring diagrams and one-line drawings for the purpose of understanding system operation and developing testing requirements and procedures.
-Develop standard testing documentation, training procedures and maintain all project documentation including certifications and calibration records.
-Candidate should be able to obtain NICET certification or equivalent.
-The ideal candidate must have a diverse skill set with the ability to work independently.
-Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower-level engineers/technicians.
-Three-phase power systems
-Protection and control schemes and implementation
-Equipment testing - circuit breakers, transformers, circuit switchers, MOABS, CTs, PTs, batteries and chargers, transfer switches, line tuners, wave traps, carrier relays, etc.
-Testing, troubleshooting, evaluating, and servicing electrical distribution and control systems is highly desirable.
-Utilizing relay secondary injection test sets
PQ measurements
-Leading crews to test and commission new and modified substations.
-Rotating machinery, including generators and excitation systems
-Experience in SCADA, RTU, DFR systems, and AutoCAD
-Work will be mostly onsite at clients primarily throughout New Hampshire.
-Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license.

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