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System Protection Relaying Engineer

Company: Consumers Energy
Location: Jackson
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

Department Summary

The Transmission and High Voltage Distribution (T&HVD) System Protection team is responsible for all aspects of protection of Consumers Energy's 46 and 138 kV electric systems. By utilizing our individual and collective expertise, we set up and configure the protection schemes and equipment used on our T&HVD systems while working continuously with many companywide stakeholders to ensure all protection devices are applied and configured in a manner that optimizes system performance. T&HVD System Protection supports all T&HVD projects from the conceptual stage, through the engineering and commission stages and into long term operation and maintenance. We serve as subject matter experts for T&HVD protection equipment evaluations, protection device applications, protection device modeling, fault analysis, short-circuit calculations, protection of real time system operating conditions, NERC protection standards compliance and more.

Job Description/Responsibilities

An electrical engineer is needed within System Protection to perform protective relaying activities for the T&HVD system. This position is called on to make relay recommendations and settings to insure acceptable system protection functionality for the existing Consumers Energy T&HVD system as well as for all new capacity, customer, and reliability capital projects. It also requires coordination on third party transmission projects to ensure CE's protection needs are met. The position utilizes the CAPE computer program to analyze short circuit and coordinate relay settings, temporary operating conditions and other protection issues. Detailed knowledge of T&HVD electrical power system functionality, components and analysis is desirable.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 7 or more years of applied ABET exempt engineering working experience
  • Knowledge of 3 phase power system concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Skills:

  • Desire and willingness to learn new concepts
  • Desire for challenging and highly technical work
  • Knowledge of high voltage electric power, transmission, and distribution systems,
  • Experience in short circuit analysis
  • Experience in protective device coordination
  • Experience with NERC Standard compliance
  • Master's degree in Electric Engineering/Power
  • Professional Engineer license

This position will be located at the Consumers Energy Parnall headquarters in Jackson, Michigan- remote option is available.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan

Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

Job Segment: Systems Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Temporary, Power Systems, Engineering, Contract, Energy

Keywords: Consumers Energy, Ann Arbor , System Protection Relaying Engineer, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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