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Testing and Commissioning Specialist

HDR, Inc. Kansas City, MO

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About UsAt HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

Are you looking for that opportunity to take your career to the next level? Are you passionate about working on power delivery systems?

If so, we want to talk to you!

HDR is currently looking for Testing and Commissioning Engineers to join our growing and national ranked team of Power Delivery professionals.

The primary duties of the Testing and Commissioning Engineer are to perform installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of transmission, substation and distribution protection and control equipment. 

  • Perform Installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of transmission, substation and distribution protection and control equipment.

  • Perform function testing of substation control circuits on relay panel, transformers & circuit breaker change-outs.

  • Provide oversight of testing and commissioning activities for HDR generation, transmission and distribution projects

  • Manage HDR projects onsite through energization including completion of quality documentation and deliverables

  • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, subcontractors and HDR project personnel

  • Perform synchronized end-to-end relay testing

  • Develop written commissioning, testing and maintenance procedures for protection and control equipment

  • As required, direct the activities of other project personnel and provide mentoring and instruction


Key words: commissioning, testing, T&D, transmission, substation 



Required Qualifications  

  • BSEE or BSEET in addition to 4+ years of hands on experience in testing and commissioning of high voltage substations

  • ASEET or equivalent technical training in addition to 10+ years of hands on experience in testing and commissioning of high voltage substations

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of high voltage electrical substation components including function, operation and testing methodologies

  • Extensive knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals

  • Be able to effectively troubleshoot transmission and distribution control circuits

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of three phase power systems, per-unit mathematics, and symmetrical components

  • Working knowledge of substation protection and control scope of work involving protective relaying, control building and panel layout, SCADA, RTU, PANEL and equipment wiring diagrams (CWD's), AC & DC Schematics (EWD's), communication schematics, termination cabinets, AC & DC load distribution

  • Working knowledge of relay logic diagrams

  • Strong Knowledge and understanding of engineering standards including IEEE

  • Strong knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a project

  • Experience installing, maintaining, testing, & repairing circuit breakers, transformers, switchgear, and similar equipment

  • Experience performing test and calibration of protective relays using software such as: Doble ProTest & Protection Suite, Enoserv RTS, Megger AVTS or Omicron Test Universe.

  • Knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail software

  • Working in a team environment

  • Communicating effectively with co-workers, vendors, clients, etc.

  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and travel out of town to project sites

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen

  • Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 lbs. from ground level to waist high, with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Must be able to climb ladder and stand for extended periods of time

  • Must have a valid driver's license, and currently have and be able to maintain a good driving record

  • Ability to work regularly in the field which may vary from an outdoor environment exposed to any seasonal elements to inside working space which could vary widely in temperature

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with relay setting calculations, including performing and review of coordination studies

  • Experience installing and testing SCADA and communication systems in a high voltage substations

  • Knowledge of common engineering application software

  • Strong computer knowledge of GE Enervista, SEL AcSELerator, COMTRADE files, SS1 files, Enoserv RTS or Doble ProTest software.

  • Experience with project cost estimation, resource loading, schedule development, and critical path analysis

  • Experience with generation and transmission electromechanical protective relays


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. 





Job Details

Date Posted June 28, 2017
Date Closes June 28, 2018
Requisition 143992
Located In Kansas city, MO
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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