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Project Engineer I - Protection

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks an experienced Project Engineer who has a strong blend of technical skills related to selecting, setting, and commissioning protective relays in transmission and distribution substation environments. Successful candidates will have experience with various protection functions including distance, differential, and over-current protection. In addition, experience in industrial protection (generator or motor protection) or other sectors is preferred.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry technical experts from around the world and develop some of the the most innovative protection and control systems in the industry.


1) Possesses, understands and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of power system focus area* and related SEL products.

2) Train and assist customers with the creation, design, configuration, validation, installation, commissioning and operation of automation and/or protection systems.

3) Complete and implement assigned work within agreed upon scope, schedule and budget to a high level of quality and safety.

4) Participate in the preparation of functional design specifications.

5) Prepare and maintain detailed design documents, reports, checklists, test reports, and deliverables.

6) Follow and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles. 7) Understand. Create. Simplify.

8) Other duties as assigned.


B.S. in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline

4+ years relevant application experience with electric power systems, industry practices, and protection practices and philosophies

Good knowledge of electric power system protection and control, integration and/or automation and communications applications

Working knowledge of electric power system design, studies, information and communication technology and protective relay applications

Willing to travel both domestically and internationally a minimum of 25%

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

Electrical utility, industrial plant, consulting engineering, or system integrator experience

Project engineering experience

Location Information

This position is located in our Madrid, Spain office near the Cuatro Torres business area.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

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