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Project Engineer – Substation Protection & Control

Location: San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Job ID: R0040334
Date Posted: Feb 5, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Summary

Planning, design and technical coordination of the P&CM systems for Substations & Industrial projects. Detail electrical design for interface engineering of P&CM & Automation Systems with HV apparatus, MV & LV switchgears, communication architecture, Telecommunication, Instrumentation, SCADA Systems and AC/DC Auxiliary Systems. As a member of the engineering team, the candidate will produce engineering deliverables such as AC/DC schematics, cable list, wiring diagrams, specifications and interact with the other project team members, the customer, and suppliers of goods and engineering services.

Specific Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this position are to understand, analyze and interpret projects’ requirements, develop and design advanced protection systems, communication and control systems for large industrial and utility applications.

  • Prepare list / schedule of technical deliverables;

  • Prepare technical specifications and conceptual design reports;

  • Preparation and/or review of single (three) line diagrams, protection, metering and control schematics & wiring/interconnection diagrams and cable lists, AC/DC auxiliary services design and physical arrangement of substation layouts.

  • Produce detailed architectures for communications networks/topologies, equipment I/O lists, specifications, construction and commissioning specifications for substation automation systems;

  • Auxiliary system design including load calculations and equipment sizing; including AC/DC panels, auxiliary transformers, transfer switches, DC battery sizing and parameters specifications.

  • Perform, load flow, shot circuit, protection coordination studies, relay setting list and arc flash assessments as per applicable Canadian standards;

  • HV and LV Cable type selection/sizing and trays loads calculations & cable routing;

  • Prepare drawing packages for installation and commissioning.

  • Participate in installation supervision and commissioning in remote sites.

  • Participate in the preparation of RFQ’s and bid evaluations & analysis.

  • Participate in Design reviews; involving electrical, civil, structural, mechanical & control engineering

  • Technical follow-up and support during engineering, procurement & construction.

  • Participate in progress meetings (Internal, with Customer and with Sub-suppliers);

  • Quality planning, monitoring and follow-up during engineering, procurement & construction.

  • Control and manage change related to P&C system during project execution;

  • Interface with other project team members in related electrical, mechanical and civil disciplines and as well PM, Finance, Scheduling, Documentation, EH&S, Construction etc.


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (preferably in Power Systems);

  • 5+ years of related experience in the field of substations and industrial electrification projects;

  • Good knowledge of Disconnect switches, Circuit breaker, GIS, power transformers schematics, and AC/Dc auxiliary systems;

  • Knowledge of IEEE, NEMA, NEC, IEC electrical standards.

  • Good soft skills in communication, leadership, initiative and negotiation to interface directly with clients;

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills;

  • Must be precise, organized, flexible, autonomous  & self-starter able to work on several projects simultaneously;

  • Knowledge of computer engineering tools and software like ETAP, SKM, PSCAD, CYME and, AutoCAD electrical);

  • Availability to travel within US and abroad;

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