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Lincoln Electric System Career Opportunities: Protection and Controls Engineer (2096) in Lincoln, Nebraska

Career Opportunities: Protection and Controls Engineer (2096)

Requisition ID 2096 - Posted 12/12/2019 - Regular - Full-time - Engineering

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.

Job Title

Protection and Controls Engineer

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


$58,250.00 - $96,294.00


Employment Classification


Closing Date


Energy Delivery


Got SUPER POWERS? Can you see what others can’t? LES is in search of people that can “see” electricity, and design systems that protect and control the equipment that carries it. Are you a motivated, hands-on, problem solving individual that can find an efficient solution to the problem at hand? If so, we want your talents to help design, build, and maintain part of one of the most powerful systems in the world… the electrical grid. Successful candidates will need to be technologically savvy and willing to continually learn and grow. LES is a company that values passion, high personal standards, excellent service, the environment, and the community in which we live. If our values match yours, then LES may be the right fit for your career!


Job Technical Skills – Assist with engineering support including analysis, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of protection systems, controls systems, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and technical services. Leads small projects with minimal guidance.

  • Assists with planning, design, analysis, construction, commissioning, integration, installation, operation, and optimization of protection, controls, alarm monitoring and other critical operational systems and applications associated with generation, substation, transmission and distribution.

  • When directed, revises and evaluates new protection and control schemes and evaluates proposed system changes to determine their effect on existing protection and controls schemes.

  • Assists in valuating the interoperability, control features, and communication/protocol aspects of protective relays, communication processors, and remote terminal units.

  • Assists with power system power flow studies, fault studies, relay setting coordination, and transient studies.

Adaptability – Seeking a candidate who seeks information or otherwise educates oneself quickly in order to respond better to changing situations. Skillfully applies rules or standard procedures when faced with a unique situation. Manages multiple demands, competing priorities, or unexpected demands smoothly and in a systematic fashion. Assists other employees with understanding change processes and helps build support of others when changes occur.

Quality Orientation – The ideal candidate in this role understands the importance of quality and is personally committed. Is attentive for and addresses even small errors or mistakes. Recommends ideas to improve the quality of work of self and others. Stresses the importance of quality when working with other employees. Balances the need for work quality with quantity and keeping projects within timeline and budget.

Accountability – The individual in this position takes ownership of assigned tasks and shows a commitment to getting the job done. Monitors and maintains high standards for performance, behavior, and ethics. Delivers on commitments and promises even in challenging times. Identifies and addresses barriers or problems in a timely manner. Encourages others to hold themselves accountable. Acknowledges personal failures as well as achievements.

Initiative – The successful candidate Is a person who "makes things happen." Addresses existing and potential problems within his or her realm of responsibility without direction from others. Proactively seeks opportunities and finds ways to overcome barriers. Responds to a broad range of opportunities or problems when able, even when the issue could be delegated to others. As appropriate, promotes initiative in others.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, and

  • Up to two years of progressively responsible engineering experience in area of assignment, or

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


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