Mid-level Relay-Settings / Automation Engineer


Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies".

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:
  • Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)
  • Professional Engineer License (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Technical & non-technical training opportunities
  • Mentorship Program

In this role, you can also expect to gain
  • NESC expertise
  • Electrical Power Calculations
  • GIS design training
  • Interactions with other disciplines(Substation, Protection & Controls, and Civil Structural)
  • Time management and organizational skills

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Mid-level Relay-Settings / Automation Engineer with an emphasis on transmission protective relay settings and the associated studies. This position is member of dynamic team of Power Delivery engineers within our Energy & Systems Solutions operation.


• Solving challenging substation engineering problems.

• Working with design engineers and performing quality reviews.

• Working directly with clients as well as working with other staff in remote office locations.

• Assignments will cover the full range of project planning through design and construction support.

• Preparation of relay settings from 4.16kV through 500kV including relay set points, logic diagrams, configuration files and documentation.


• Minimum of 2+ year's relevant experience in high voltage electrical utility system protection and control engineering.


• Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with 2-4 years of related experience.

• Main requirement is experience with communication devices and implementing and working with IEC 61850 protocol

• Capable of using Aspen OneLiner and/or Electrocon CAPE for coordination studies and fault study analysis.

• Preparation of protective relay coordination studies

• Experience with development of relay settings for microprocessor relays including: SEL, Alstom, GE, ABB and others. For both transmission line relays (Line Differential, Step Distance and Pilot Schemes) and substation relays (Capacitors, Transformers and buses)

• Being familiar with Schweitzer AcSELerator QuickSet, General Electric EnerVista and Schneider Electric MiCOM software is a plus

• Strong engineering and interpersonal skills and high attention to detail with a passion for quality.

• Experience implementing control and protection schemes including interpreting schematics and wiring diagrams and preparing relay logic to complete the schemes.

• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure situations

• Team player who can work effectively in team environment;

• Self-starter who will work independently with minimal direction

• Strong written and verbal communication skills required when interfacing with clients and staff

• High level of computer competency

• The following are additional skills that are considered a plus:

• Experience preparing technical reports

• Familiarity with PTC MathCAD software

• Previous Quality Assurance/Quality Control experience

• Periodic travel may be required



External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

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Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Electrical Engineering

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