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Technical Leader - Circuit Breaker & Gas Insulated Substations

Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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Job Title:

Technical Leader - Circuit Breaker & Gas Insulated Substations



Charlotte, NC 


Job Summary and Description:

Job Functions
Assume leadership role in circuit breaker and gas insulated substations/lines research area – failure modes and degradation, evaluation of emerging and commercially available monitoring technologies, SF6 replacement technologies, root cause and forensic analysis etc.

• Lead team of in-house engineers, subject matter experts and outside contractors

• Present technical results and lead task force meetings

• Able to work with minimal direction and supervision

• Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Work as team player as well as team leader.

• Maintain balanced research portfolio with high value short, medium and long term research tasks and deliverables

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required. 

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

• 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience required, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience required. 

• Prefer ten years of experience in high voltage testing, circuit breaker/switch-gear/gas insulated substation project development, design, manufacturing or maintenance is required.

• Advanced degree (graduate, doctoral) in electrical engineering is a plus.

Ideal Candidate:
• Possesses strong technical expertise and has demonstrated extensive experience in areas of high voltage circuit breaker and gas insulation substation (GIS) – design, testing, routine maintenance, root cause and forensic analysis

• Intimately familiar both with installed base as well as new and emerging circuit breakers and GIS technologies

• Experienced with high voltage testing; prior experience working for high voltage laboratory or original equipment manufacturer (OEM)

• Knowledgeable of industry standards and guidelines e.g. IEEE C37, CIGRE, IEC

• Strong technical and practical knowledge of high voltage circuit breakers, gas insulated substations and lines – design, testing, maintenance, commissioning, repair and refurbishment.

• Strong knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment and electrical systems

• Strong knowledge of testing medium and high voltage circuit breakers, gas insulated substations, switch gear and control systems

• Familiarity with technical studies – e.g. short circuit studies, EMTP analysis, overdutied circuit breaker assessments, fault and disturbance analysis, root cause and failure investigations

• Have excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills with the ability to communicate engineering subject matter to both technical and non-technical audiences. Experience writing technical papers.

• Have excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills with the ability to communicate engineering subject matter to both technical and non-technical audiences. Experience writing technical papers is a plus.

• Possess a strong desire to keep abreast of new equipment and techniques by reading appropriate journals, associating with professional organizations, trade organizations, colleagues, equipment vendors, service companies, consultants, and government agencies, and attending conferences, training courses and continuing education courses as appropriate.

• Have the inquisitiveness to learn about unfamiliar pieces of equipment and processes.

• Well connected and recognized within utility and vendor personnel community

 Additional Job Information: 

EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.

EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.


Posted: 2018-10-23 Expires: 2018-11-22


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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