Principal Protection and Controls Engineer

Posted 28 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationReading Township
Job type Temporary
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameKelsee Tedder

Job description

Job Title: Principal Protection and Controls Engineer
Location: Remote (Reading, PA Local Preferred)

Principal Protection and Controls Engineer
Position: Contract
Location: Remote

You will support Substation and Transmission projects with focus on electrical protection and control activities for the company and its Customers as an integral part of the Power Networks team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technical execution of complex protection and control project assignments applied to both brownfield and greenfield projects for various clients

  • Preparation of engineering drawings and documents, calculations, and other miscellaneous deliverables as required

  • Supervise/coordinate other engineers of equal and lesser experience to successfully deliver a project

  • Complete tasks in accordance with project procedures, applicable codes and/or standards, on schedule and within budget

  • Discuss technical problems and communicate effectively with other project personnel and outside Customers

  • Perform independent audits and reviews of technical work

  • Perform proposal preparation, proposal estimates, and provide input to scope documents and client presentations

  • Perform the function of a team leader that is capable of solving complex issues and act as a lead engineer responsible for the quality of the deliverables

  • Work in a team-oriented environment with ability to work independently or as part of a group when and as required

  • Interface with other departmental staff, project management, and with outside Customers

  • Ability to travel to job sites to perform site walkdown

  • Responsible for the quality assurance of the documents to the applicable drawing standards and responsible for the proper document management procedures are followed


  • 4 or 5 year Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States

  • Experience in protection and control engineering for switchyards and substations including supervisory experience (up to and including 500kV voltage class stations)

  • Experience working in project leadership role

  • Experience in estimating project costs and writing proposal content

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.