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Senior Engineer or Lead Engineer

Company: Duke Energy
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.
Build an exciting, rewarding career with us help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.
Come help develop exciting new grid technological advancements such as grid automation, distributed high speed voltage control & advanced sensors! Position will have daily access to advanced lab equipment and get to work with our internal control hardware in the Loop lab.Read more about how we're creating a smart-thinking grid here ( (full link at the bottom)
Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.
Position Summary
This Senior or Lead Engineer position will lead the development and maintenance of voltage control applications, such as regulator and capacitor controls, advanced power electronics, sensors, and other grid automation capabilities, including data acquisition and power quality use cases. This position helps test new technologies with power controls, such as how they automatically determine where the utility source is when circuits switch to allow for distributed energy resources to apply the correct voltage to the feeder. They support new grid technologies such as distributed high speed voltage control and advanced sensors. Position has access every day to advanced lab equipment and get to work with our internal Control Hardware in the Loop lab. They are also accountable for the voltage and power electronic control standards, settings templates, and application guidance within CD.
+ Develop and maintain standards for advanced automation (device to SCADA and peer to peer), voltage control (regulator, capacitor, power electronics), and line sensor integration
+ Develop/maintain control templates and application engineering guidance for related controls and devices
+ Develop/facilitate OT Security and Firmware management efforts with OT Security, CD OAS, and CD Program Governance for OT devices within area of accountability
+ Support device integration into Enterprise-wide management tools and integration into DSCADA systems
+ Further development of automation and device testing capabilities
Additional Responsibilities
+ Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of complex problems in area of expertise with the ability to visualize long-term results and assess impacts on a system-wide basis.
+ Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities where only limited standardization exists; handles differing situations which require searching for solutions within area of expertise.
+ Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches with the ability to conduct analysis and recommend process enhancements and standards relative to area of assignment.
+ Conducts engineering and related studies with full technical responsibility for planning and coordinating complex projects; applies extensive technical expertise to manage projects and disseminate knowledge to enhance the organizational unit's competitive position.
+ Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures; demonstrates ability to analyze and recommend enhancements to business processes and develops standards relevant to area of assignment. Keeps abreast of new developments, technologies procedures and equipment.
+ Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.
+ Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.
+ Coaches and mentors other engineering and non-degreed engineering professionals.
Required/Basic Qualifications
Note: This posting is for one open position. Dependent on relative experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below.
Senior Engineer
+ Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering
+ In addition to required degree, six (6) years minimum of related work experience OR
+ Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering AND five (5) years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer.
+ Bachelor's of Science degree must be ABET accredited with no state registration as a Professional Engineer
+ A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.
Lead Engineer
+ Bachelors degree in Engineering
+ In addition to Bachelor's degree, eight (8) years minimum of related work experience
+ Registration as Professional Engineer
+ A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.
Desired Qualifications
+ Voltage control integration/development experience (voltage regulation and capacitor controls for volt var systems)
+ Power electronics integration/development experience
+ SCADA and advanced automation concept development/integration experience
+ Familiarity with NIST Security Standards, Certificate Security Management, Firmware Management and Testing
+ Major electric design project experience
+ Technical Standards development/development oversight experience
+ Familiarly with communication transport and communication assisted schemes
+ Familiarity with IEEE 519, and other relevant technical standards
+ Familiarity with advanced control protocols such as IEC 61850, OpenFMB, DNP3.0
+ Experience with the development of peer to peer and distributed control intelligence capabilities
+ Electrical component (utility operational technology control) testing experience, such as Omicron or Doble/Manta device testing
+ Familiarity with advanced modeling & hardware in the loop testing
+ Distribution Medium Voltage component integration/design experience
+ New concept ideation, identification, scoping, and development experience
+ Regulatory program technical development experience
+ Experience with factory acceptance/vendor OT device development and testing
+ Technical Engineering team SME team leadership experience
+ Experience as lead technical SME managing multi-faceted complex technical initiatives with major customer impacts/visibility
+ Skilled in engineering theories and principles
+ Skilled in the practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.
+ Good written and oral communication skills.
+ Skilled principles of project management.
+ Experience in the utility industry.
+ Department specific experience applicable to the hiring department.
Working Conditions
+ M - F, 8x5 or 9x80. Flexible schedules available after training and based on business needs
+ Hybrid mobility classification - work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to a Duke Energy facility.
+ Office, Lab (Hands On), Field
Link to smart-thinking grid article:
Posting active through Tuesday, May 23rd.
Travel Requirements
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes
Represented/Union Position No
Visa Sponsored Position No
Posting Expiration Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.
Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.
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