AECOM Senior / Principal Protection Engineer in Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand - Wellington, Wellington

Alternate Locations NZ - Auckland

Job Summary

The Opportunity

In this multi-functional role, you will be a key member of our Transmission & Distribution team dedicated to leading and engaging with our clients, to deliver multi-disciplinary projects and offer innovative solutions on time, every time.

This is a specialist protection and control design role in combination with integrated project management and delivery. It involves site investigations, co-ordination with substation and communications engineers and practical application in support of the construction works.

This role can be based in Auckland or Wellington and will suit a passionate individual with a recognised track record in providing high-value transmission and distribution advisory services. It is a fantastic opportunity to be actively involved in an innovative and highly motivated team of energy professionals.

Minimum Requirements

About You

You will be a logical and proactive problem solver with strong communication skills who has at least 5 years' post graduate experience in secondary systems, and be able to demonstrate:

  • Sound practical power systems knowledge.

  • Good understanding of physical parameters/characteristics of the components of the network – lines, transformers, buses, capacitors, reactors, feeders, generators, synchronous condensers, etc.

  • Earthing & phasing arrangements.

  • Behaviour of voltage transformers (VT), current transformers (CT), neutral current transformers (NCT), Earthing transformers (ET), Neutral earthing resistors (NER).

  • Network modelling for all types of faults including fundamental understanding of sequence components, ohmic impedances, mutual impedances, per unit impedances.

  • System fault modelling; including asymmetrical fault behaviour and mutual coupling.

  • Experience with different manufacturers' relays (mainly SEL, Alstom, Siemens, ABB and GE) and their application, functionality, programming, IO mapping, to detect system faults and system abnormalities.

  • Good understanding of protection principles (sensitivity, stability, selectivity and suitability) and application of differential, distance, OCEF, voltage, frequency protections for line protections, transformer protections, generators, feeders, motors etc.

  • Calculation/selection of relay settings, control logic and protection signalling requirements

  • Data protocols operating between protection relays, control systems, and primary equipment such as AVRs (auto voltage regulators) controlling transformer tap changers; particularly IEC61850.

  • Secondary circuit design including the IEC international best practice.

  • DC & AC auxiliary systems calculations and designs, with ratings sufficient to support the protection and primary equipment.

  • Working experience with any of the power system tools e.g. DigSilent/Power Factory, PSSE, SINCAL, EDSA, ETAP etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • University Degree (or equivalent) in releavant field of study

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Power & Industrial

Business Group

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191656BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.