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Fisher Associates Senior Electrical Engineer in Buffalo, New York

Senior Electrical Engineer

Buffalo, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=55+Chicago+Street+Buffalo+NY+USA+14204) • Energy

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Fisher Associates is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineerto join our Energy Group. TheSenior Electrical Engineerwill be responsible for the Electrical design of commercial-, community-, or utility-scale Renewable Energy Projects from collection system to interconnection. The Sr. Electrical Engineer will support projects from preliminary designs through COD (utility interconnection and construction management efforts), as well as the application of energy codes and standards while ensuring designs meet all contractual, code and permitting requirements.

About Fisher Associates:

Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C. is a consulting engineering and professional services firm serving the Transportation, Land Development and Energy market sectors. Our comprehensive services include landscape architecture, planning, engineering, environmental, survey, GIS and construction representation.

Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C. is headquartered in Rochester NY, with seven offices throughout NY, PA and TX. The culture at Fisher is friendly, respectful, and a true team environment. We own our responsibilities and results, continuously seeking to improve and empower our employees.

The primary function of this role is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Exhibit behaviors that align with the Fisher Values: Aspire to Excellence, Teamwork and Respect, we own our Results and Empowered Employees.

  • Establish and maintain strong client relationships adhering to the Fisher Clientship philosophy

  • In conjunction with the Electrical Group Manager, Client Service Manager, and Marketing provide input into firm’s BD efforts related to Electrical Engineering.

  • Support proposal creation with Electrical Engineering design scope and estimations for multi scope RFPs (Electrical, Civil, Environmental and Permitting).

  • Assist with maintaining a consistent and profitable pipeline of new clients and projects.

  • Serve as senior technical expert and resource to team members.

  • Collaborate effectively with Technical Managers, Project Managers, and Group Managers on all projects and staffing needs.

  • Ensure that electrical engineering services are commensurate with professional standards, local codes and energy standards, client requirements and company objectives.

  • Responsible for department Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) on designs and reports for all electrical-related work.

  • Conduct research to identify new technologies and methods that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of electrical systems.

  • Generate project scope of work and technical specifications for the electrical portion of the scope based on project proposal requirements and bid documents.

  • Establish/improve standards and processes for discipline area.

  • Perform transmission/interconnection and/or electric market simulation studies (Power System studies, Coordinated Electric System Interconnection Review, Electrical Balance of Plant solutions and System Impact Studies).

  • Develop detailed electrical design for the construction package 30% 60% IFC including, DC site plan & electrical, AC site plan & electrical, and all related studies and calculations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in electrical engineering design in the medium voltage (MV) and high voltage industry.

  • Previous experience with Renewable Power Plans or Substation Design, or with a renewable EPC.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) License required.

  • Previous experience performing Steady State /Dynamic /short circuit studies and create/update models/ Relay upgrades-replacements /load flow analysis /protective device coordination studies/ grounding design-studies/ trenching-cabling/ cable ampacity and cable sizing/ equipment sizing and specifications/ GE & SEL applications/ lightning & lighting studies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand MV/HV SLDs proficiently is required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook applications, power plant engineering design tools such as AutoCAD, PVCase, PVSyst, Digsilent ETAP, WinIGS, PLS-CADD, etc.

  • Working knowledge of IEEE, NFPA, NEC codes and NERC TPL, MOD, FAC, PRC, IRO Reliability Standards.

  • Act as an important contributor to expanding Fisher’s renewable energy business.

  • Must have a working knowledge of the Renewable and Conventional Power Plants regulatory environment, DC and AC side considerations, specifics about Renewable plant equipment and their applications/uses and the interconnection process, both behind and in front of the meter, as needed.

  • Aspire to excellence, consistently seek to improve, and demonstrate high-quality work at all levels.

  • Team player: collaborate effectively at all levels; treat coworkers, clients, and vendors with respect in all interactions; seek to listen effectively, understand others, and build trust.

  • Own and accept responsibility for results.

  • Honest, transparent, and trustworthy.

  • Proactive, self-motivated, and eager to learn.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to consistently demonstrate sound judgement.

  • Excellent and professional communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Exhibit flexibility with assignments, workflow, or project changes.

  • Listen and respond to feedback in a positive manner.

  • Desired: knowledge in power transmission analysis to predict congestion and interact with engineers and developers to help with price forecasting in various LMP markets, including but not limited to ERCOT, SPP, MISO, PJM, NYISO & NEISO. Knowledge of HV scope (Substation + Gen-tie) a plus.

  • Desired: Strong knowledge of Protection and Control Engineering.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.

  • Must be able to travel to various project sites

  • Must be able to access and navigate construction sites and job areas

  • Ability to transverse uneven grounds

  • Environmental Conditions: Office environment, field environment, construction site environment; exposure to dust, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when working in the field.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Salary Range:$124,800 - $140,000 annually

Actual compensation may vary based on relevant experience, qualifications/education, and other factors. The salary range is not necessarily reflective of the actual total compensation that may be earned nor promises any specific pay for any specific employee. Salary range excludes monetary value of benefits.

Why a Career with Fisher Associates?

  1. Fisher offers a competitive benefit package focused on providing comprehensive, affordable coverage.

  2. Voluntary benefits include Vision, FSA, HSA, Cancer Care and more.

  3. New hires are eligible for the 401(k) Retirement Plan immediately.

  4. Professional Development is Encouraged & Employer-Paid!!

  5. Work-Life Balance Matters; We offer PTO, Paid Holidays, and a Hybrid work option.

  6. We give back to the community! Meals on Wheels, Corporate Challenge, Veteran's Outreach, & more!

Fisher Associates embraces a family-feel culture and welcomes all newcomers with open arms. We are an equal opportunity employer whosupports and cultivates a diverse and inclusive workplace. Fisher Associates does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin (including ancestry), religion, gender or sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), disability, reproductive health decision making (including, but not limited to, the decision to use or access a particular drug, device, or medical service), marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, military status, unemployment status, genetic information (including genetic characteristics), citizenship or immigration status, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local laws. AA/EOE

Salary Description

$124800 - $140000