Engineer III - Protection and Control (Birmingham, AL)

Job Locations US-AL-Trussville
Engineering & Advisory
Position Type
Regular Full Time

Position Overview

Power your future with Qualus in our Substation Protection and Control department as a Protection & Control Engineer.


  • Coordinate with Substation Physical Engineering, Relay Settings, and other groups to ensure design concurrence.
  • Development of complete engineering design packages for protective relaying and communications systems, including one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, AC schematics, DC schematics, logic and functional diagrams, panel layouts, control house layouts, wiring/connection diagrams, interconnection diagrams, relaying equipment specifications and bill of materials.
  • Development of SCADA packages, including input / output list (Point Data Sheet)
  • Provides technical direction and on-the-job training to drafters, engineering technicians, and less experienced engineers.
  • Maintaining trusted relationships with current or prospective clients.
  • Confidently and comfortably present technical solutions to key customers; respond in real time to technical concerns and answer questions in a knowledgeable articulate manner.
  • Participate in client meetings/job site visits to collect or deliver design and engineering data.
  • Performs assignments independently with instruction as to the general results expected and with guidance from Manager of Engineering and/or Lead Engineer on unusual or complex projects. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineer (BSEE) with a power systems focus. An MS Degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the BS Engineering degree. International Engineering Degrees will be considered.
  • 3+ years of experience with developing complete utility substation P&C engineering design packages, including AC one-line and three-line diagrams, DC schematics, logic and functional diagrams, panel layouts, interconnection diagrams, relaying equipment specifications and bill of materials
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) License, and desire to pursue Professional Engineer (PE) License
  • Physical design experience in addition to Protection & Control (P&C) experience is a plus !
  • Desire for continuing education and licenses 



Company Overview

Qualus is a leading pure-play power services firm and innovator at the forefront of the energy transition, with differentiated capabilities across grid modernization, resiliency, security, and sustainability. The firm partners with utilities, commercial, industrial, renewable developers, and government clients, offering comprehensive solutions through boutique and integrated advisory, planning, engineering, digital solutions, program management, and specialized field services. Qualus also provides software and technology enabled solutions and develops breakthrough solutions for critical power industry issues such as distributed and variable resource integration, emergency management, and secure data exchange. The firm has over 1,000 professionals, with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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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