Protection & Control Lead Engineer

PTAG Binghamton, New York
lead engineer capital capital projects design safety schemes management construction partnerships lead operation automation

PTAG's Project Management Advisory & Services firm has reached new heights and recognition in the industry through associations with Project & Construction Management Industry think-tanks, innovative service delivery partnerships and by attracting high performers from industry to join our team. We are looking for a Protection & Control Lead Engineer to help us expand our presence across the Utilities Industries, through collaborative partnerships and working relationships.

We seek a professional who will align with our corporate mission, vision & values:

Our mission is to help our clients ensure successful delivery and efficient operation of their major capital projects. Our goal is to employ innovation and strategic thinking by capital project subject matter experts to deliver optimum results.

PTAG's vision is to help our clients become global leaders in the planning and execution of their capital projects.

  • Safety: The safety of our employees, suppliers and clients is our top priority
  • Collaboration: Creating true partnerships with our clients and service providers
  • Leadership: Becoming leaders in our industry and in the communities where we work
  • Accountability: Being accountable to our clients for every aspect of an engagement
  • Client Satisfaction: Delivering 100% client satisfaction on every project
  • Integrity: Open and clear communication in every aspect of our business

Location: Binghamton, NY

Type of Employment: Contract

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Understand and abide by Company and Client's Safety requirements.
  • Perform detailed review of all existing protection schemes present in the subject area to incorporate into new design. Special areas of focus are anti-islanding schemes, generator intertie settings, SPS schemes, etc. (anything outside of normal). Basically, the goal is to ensure that we don't remove required protections already in place or at least be aware of how things work today before we modify existing schemes.
  • Lead overall protection design for all capital projects and define relay protection functionality/scheme in accordance with standards.
  • Review contractor provided relay settings, logic diagrams (including Goose messaging diagrams), and operational descriptions for all capital projects.
  • Review/perform area relay coordination and determine what level of area coordination is required/needed (based on changes in fault duty and overall system performance due to the project changes).
  • Review contractor provided relay settings for all temporary builds and construction sequence steps including mobile settings.
  • Review/provide input to Owner's Aspen model changes as required for individual capital projects.
  • Provide design support during implementation/testing and commissioning of the above the items.
  • Provide feedback to Clients on existing TM standards and help refine the Client's design practices.
  • Ensure all as-built documentation gets filed appropriately in the plant filing location.
  • Lead overall automation and integration design for all capital projects.
  • Review/design SCADA point indexes, Protection settings and settings basis, IED Data Maps
  • Review contractor provided HMI screens/settings for all capital projects.
  • Review/create substation level operational descriptions (HMI operation, relay front panel operation, etc.).
  • Review automated maintenance data gathering (Digital Substation Data) point lists.
  • Track all required licenses/firewalls and key automation and integration deliverables needed for project implementation.
  • Provide design support during implementation/testing and commissioning of the above items.
  • Perform constructability review and ensure adequate automation and integration coverage is available for each outage step (SCADA etc.)
  • Demonstrating behavior that reflects professionalism and respect and represents Company's best interests.


  • 7 years or more of relay/protection settings engineering experience.
  • Familiarity with major equipment suppliers.
  • Familiarity with applicable industry standards including the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and IEEE.
  • Experienced with preparing specifications and scope documents.
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology.
  • IEC 61850/Goose (power systems communications) experience required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

This position is seeking a professional with leadership qualities that will allow you to fully test your abilities and expand as PTAG continues to grow its business. We offer a flexible and remote work environment.

PTAG is growing and seeking professionals who want to join a fast paced, innovative, and team-oriented Program Management Firm. We are driven to help our clients find opportunities for consistent and constant improvements of their Capital and Sustainable Programs.

PTAG offers the opportunity for all its employees to participate in its Company Share Owner Program, we offer a comprehensive Benefits package, and an environment to grow professionally and personally.

PTAG is a Registered Provider of the Construction Industry Institute which underscores our commitment to help the Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining and Heavy Infrastructure sectors achieve increased project certainty, productivity, and desired outcomes. We are seeking likeminded professionals who want to join us on our journey to build lasting, and value-driven relationships with our clients.

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