Commissioning Engineer (Mid-level Utilities)

TRC Companies, Inc. Muncie, IN On-site

TRC Companies, Inc.

Due to solid growth, we are seeking additional Mid-LevelTesting & Commissioning Engineerswith electrical utility testing experience to compliment and help develop our existing Teams in the Mid-West Region. AEP vetted Leads (and Assistants) are highly preferred.



Day to day oversight, leadership and mentoring of Testing and Commissioning staff and providing support in areas of technical complexity
Plan, coordinate, perform and document the commissioning of various utility substation protection, control and power circuits in accordance with TRC’s and Client’s requirements, budgets, schedule, and other project specific requirements and planning documents to ensure the intended operation and safety of equipment and personnel are met.
Perform advanced troubleshooting and problem analysis (or the ability to learn) associated with protection and control systems and utility substation equipment, including but not limited to: Application Errors and Omissions, Drawing Errors and Omissions, Wiring Errors and Omissions, Settings Errors and Omissions, Equipment Malfunctions, Questionable Apparatus Test Results, Battery Ground Faults
Participate in project meetings including kickoff, planning, progress & lessons learned meetings
Prepare detailed daily, weekly, and project completion reports and documentation that includes project progress, issues or problems, recommendations, test results and analyses
Lead in developing project specific testing and commissioning plans, energization plans, or any other assigned project specific documentation
Identify risks and associated mitigation techniques on utility systems and equipment
Develop a Site Risk Assessment to document all high-risk construction and commissioning activities and to formalize the processes of circuit isolation and restoration in a manner that ensures no unintended operations of station equipment, protection systems and personnel safety
Ensure all applicable tests and/or commissioning activities are performed on every piece of equipment or system in accordance with planning and project documents. Make certain all test results are acceptable and permanently recorded, filed and distributed properly.
Develop detailed test reports of various types of electrical equipment. Review and approve detailed test reports of various types of electrical equipment.
Serve as a primary interface with clients, other company departments, outside consultants, contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers on technically related matters
Promote TRC safety and quality standards and policies and procedures while ensuring field employees are in compliance
Ensure complete and accurate record keeping of all work performed
Become deeply familiar with FSV drawing and document management system (ProjectWise), design standards, and as well as applicable industry codes and practices.



Education and/or Experience — Bachelor of Science of Associate degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited school or University with minimum of 2+ years related electrical utility testing & commissioning experience which includes both apparatus and protective relays or 5+ years of related electrical utility testing & commissioning experience and training.AEP vetted Leadsand Assistantsare highly preferred together with prior experience and success on AEP projects.
Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, theprovenability to effectively market engineering and design services outside the Company, provide excellent customer service, practice high level project management, be innovative, and maintain a high level of integrity
Must have excellent verbal and written skills and be able to communicate and negotiate effectively with clients, agencies, within and outside of TRC
Senior level understanding of prints, drawings, diagrams, schemes and ability to troubleshoot
Prior pre-commissioning, testing & commissioning experience supporting AEP
Professional experience in the following test processes/ procedures: Control Circuit Testing– Wire Checks/Point-to-point Verification, Functional Testing and Troubleshooting, Circuit Isolation and Restoration (Trip DC, Close DC, AC Heat and Power,Transformer Control, Alarms, SCADA, Relay I/O)
CT/PT Circuit Testing- Wire Checks/Point-to-point Verification, Functional Testing andTroubleshooting, Burden, Circuit Isolation, Ratio, Polarity, Single Point Grounding, Current
In-Service Checks– Energization Planning, Primary and Secondary Phasing, Voltage/Current Magnitudes, Power Flow, Metering, Vector Diagrams
Microprocessor Relays– Familiarity with Software, Settings and Logic Application andTesting (SEL, GE, ABB, ZIV, Alstom, Beckwith, NXTPhase). Perform isolation, setpoint
Testing advanced logic testing, scheme testing (reclosing, breaker failure, pilot scheme, end-to-end satellite
Willingness to work flexible hours, weekends, overtime holidays and nights as needed and lead by example
Must be available for out-of-town travel of up to several weeks at a time if needed
Must have solid computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and above average communication skills (verbal & written)
US citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status required
Valid driver’s license issued byUSstate of residence in good standing
Physical Demands — The physical demands including ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds of test equipment and as described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

TRC offers advancement potential,competitive compensation, generous benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match and much more (including numerous trainings & development opportunities).For more information, please visit our website

TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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