Lead Protection and Control Relay Technician/ Field Engineer

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Field Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Qualus is a leading provider of specialized engineering and technical field services. We offer competitive benefits as well as in-house career and professional skills development through QualU, while providing job opportunities in power systems engineering, field services, and turnkey project management.


Power your future with Qualus in our Protection and Control Field Services department as a Senior Relay Technician/ Field Engineer. Our Senior Relay Technicians/ Senior Field Relay Engineers perform testing/routine maintenance of Transmission and Distribution substation power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and micro-processor), pilot channel equipment (power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer trip, fiber optic, CVT’s, line tuners, line traps, etc.), controls and communications equipment. Apply now and join the Qualus team!



  • Performing routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment and in-depth troubleshooting of carrier and communications equipment.
  • Commission new pilot channel equipment (power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer, transfer trip, fiber optic, CVT’s, line tuners, line traps, etc.), controls and communications equipment
  • Configuration, tuning/calibration, testing, maintenance, and commissioning of Line/ Wave Traps, Line Tuners, Radios, Hybrids, and CCVTs
  • Leading, planning, scheduling, and completing test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions
  • Providing Project Technical Support to Field Service personnel



  • Minimum of 7 years of field experience in commissioning, panel and equipment checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes
  • Experience with and understanding of the following equipment, or equivalent:
    • Ametek PLCs
    • PowerComm PCM-5350 Monitor, PCA- 4125, PC-630
    • Fiber Modems
    • SEL and GE Relays
  • Understanding of, experience in, and ability to develop and utilize procedures to appropriately disable and isolate relaying and communication schemes – including the proper approvals and communication with the utility control center;
  • Experience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation design (including protection & control engineering); substation construction; substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing
  • 3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment software
  • Test equipment and tool/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above; basic PC skills
  • Quickly learn and apply test procedure for various types of substation equipment; communicate effectively with diverse groups, tailoring communication for audience and situation
  • Learn and apply client’s switching procedures and safety measures as required
  • Reference and complete assignments as described in applicable specifications
  • Perform regular field work both indoors and outdoors
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, business acumen, management ability
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Valid Driver’s license and good driving record



Qualus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in locations where we operate.


At Qualus, we believe everyone has value; and that the diversity and inclusion among our teams is what sets us apart for optimal success. We put people first because we care. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. For details, view a copy of the Qualus Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement here.


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