Electrical Engineer - Power Plant

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Morgantown, WV
$95,000 - $110,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Nov 13, 2018
Job ID
Our client owns and operates a state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant, located near Morgantown, WV. the plant was developed on the principle that abundant domestic energy reserves can be utilized in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. Numerous technological advances and process efficiencies have been incorporated, allowing the plant to produce cost-effective power while meeting rigorous environmental standards. In addition to clean power, jobs, and revenues, the plant will provide substantial further benefits to local communities.

They have a need for an experienced Power Plant Electrical Engineer.

The Electrical Engineer reports to the Reliability & Performance Manager and is responsible for all electrical engineering duties required for the plant. The Electrical Engineer is involved with System and Plant performance, Electrical Devices, Transformers, Motors, Excitation System, Generator, Substation, Switchyard, Motor Control Centers, Breakers, UPS and Battery System, and Plant Auxiliaries. This person will use engineering principles to provide technical support for the Plant.
  • Manage all technical aspects of High and Medium Voltage equipment and systems.
  • Manage Transformer Condition Assessment program including infrared, airborne ultrasonics, oil analysis, and electrical testing.
  • Manage all technical aspects and condition assessments of motors including PdMa motor testing, infrared, and shop surveillance. 
  • Manage the technical aspect for NERC related activities relating to electrical systems including relay protection and DC Power Systems.
  • Adopt a continuous improvement approach to find opportunities to improve reliability and efficiency by understanding plant processes and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Manage capital and expense projects as assigned to completion including documentation and communication of new procedure requirements.
  • Complete Root Cause Analysis and lead implementations to resolve root causes.
  • Demonstrated experience with PLCs, DCS, and various controls equipment.
  • Develop, budget, plan, and execute projects of various sizes.
  • Work with other Engineers and plant personnel to develop, revise, and implement operating, maintenance, and other procedures.
  • Work with other Engineers and plant personnel to resolve malfunctions, implement repairs, and review operating characteristics in the plant.
  • Comply with the obligations of all permits including Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Review and Specify Systems, Components, Modifications, and Performance.
  • Provide assistance, technical information, and direction to plant’s personnel.
  • Provide feedback to other personnel regarding failures, problem resolution, and lessons learned.
  • Diagnose faulty operations, maintenance, and process procedures and implement corrections.
  • Conduct tests that analyze Design, Feasibility, Operation, and Performance of systems, components, and equipment.  
  • Coordinate regular periodic plant audits and inspections to ensure that proper regulatory plans are in place, tracked, reported and updated as needed.
  • Stay familiar with applicable engineering standards and abreast of changes.
  • Read and interpret Blueprints, Technical drawings, Schematics, and Computer generated reports. 
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent level of experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in steam and electric power plant operations or similar industry.
  • Extensive experience in the use of personal computers and various software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Ability to productively work independently and as an overall integral team member.
  • Must have strong communication both written and verbal skills and the ability to effectively organize and facilitate process teams to implement facility improvements.
  • Ability to handle quick changing situations under stress and to work extended hours on short notice if and when required.
Experience with turbine generators is a plus.