Sr. Relay Field Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-Brooklyn Park
Field Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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 commissioning, testing and routine maintenance of Generation, Transmission and Distribution substation power equipment, protective relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and micro-processor), relay communication equipment, controls and communications equipment. Apply now and join the Qualus team!


  • Testing and commissioning including (without limitation):  reading/verifying voltage and current inputs to relays; verifying metering (local and SCADA); calibrating relays; trip testing (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all functional devices, switches, etc.
  • Performing routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment. Commission new substations, power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and microprocessor), relay communication equipment, controls and communications equipment
  • Planning, scheduling, and completing test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions.
  • Providing Project Technical Support to Field Service personnel
  • Acceptance testing of new circuit breakers, transformers, CTs, PTs, CVTs
  • Preform testing and commissioning activities in greenfield & brownfield substations, power plants, industrial facilities, hospitals, and wind/solar farms.
  • Develop isolation, commissioning, safety, and energization plans for customers.


  • Minimum of 5 years of field experience in commissioning, panel and equipment checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes
  • Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or similar degrees are a plus but not required with proven experience.
  • 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
  • Basic understanding of protection schemes such as, transformer differential, high/low impedance bus differential, transmission line (step distance, differential, pilot schemes), feeder, and generator protection.
  • Ability to troubleshoot AC and DC control circuits, mark-up AC and DC schematics, communicate issues to engineering, and implement design changes.
  • Test equipment and toll/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above; basic PC skills
  • Understanding of relay test set software and ability to create relay test plans.
  • Interpret logic diagrams; ability to read, write, and modify logic to properly functional test relaying and equipment.
  • 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, NETA, IEEE, NERC, and NEC.
  • 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 safe 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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