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Sargent & Lundy Experienced Protective Relaying Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina


This position allows for a flexible hybrid schedule with a mix of in-office days and working remotely.

This senior engineering position is within Sargent & Lundy's Electrical Analytical Division and will be responsible for the following:

  • Performing protection system calculations and analysis to support a wide variety of clients

  • Develop relay settings associated with HV/EHV Substation and Transmission Lines

  • Develop relay settings for Power Station Generators, Transformers, Motors and Medium Voltage and Low Voltage protection devices

  • Aiding clients to comply with NERC PRC standards

  • Relaying Event Report analysis


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Background in Power/Power Systems) and sufficient industry experience is considered in lieu of an advanced degree

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant engineering experience with an emphasis in power system protection

  • Experience with microprocessor-based relays (SEL, Beckwith, GE, ABB, etc) and electro-mechanical relays

  • Experience with micro-processor based relay software (SEL AcSELerator, GE Enervista, etc)

  • Experience with Generator, Transformer, and Motor Protection studies

  • Experience with HV/EHV substation and Line Relaying

  • Experience with LV Breaker protection

  • Experience using protection system software such as ETAP, SKM, and Aspen

  • Experience with NERC PRC compliance evaluations

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred

  • Successful completion of the Professional Engineering Engineering (PE) exam

  • Experience performing transient analysis of power systems using software such as: PSS/E, ETAP, SKM, PSCAD and EMTP-RV

  • Experience in short circuit analysis and using software programs CAPE or EasyPower

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

About Sargent & Lundy

Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

Quality–We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

Accountability–Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Our People–We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

Our Clients–We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

Innovation–Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

Meaningful Impact–We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.

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CountryUnited States

Area of InterestElectrical Engineering

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-9520

Business GroupChief Operations Officer Group

DepartmentElectrical Analytical