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Transmission & Substations Relay Protection & Control Engineering Manager

Location: MALVERN, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 230795
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


This position is a direct report to the Manager / Director, Substation Engineering and is the design authority providing design services to the T&S Engineering disciplines within the Company.  Responsible for developing design documents.
Lead, manage and provide leadership for the personnel and the activities of the designers/drafters of the T&S Engineering organization within each Company.  Ensure compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices and drawing standards.
Develop, update, issue design drawings for transmission and substation activities.  Maintain, create, and update standards and specifications.  Develop, update, and issue transmission line route maps and protective relay and communication diagrams.  Incorporate vendor drawings into drawing system.  Provide technical oversight to contracted engineering and design groups to ensure adherence to drawing standards.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


1 Provide detailed engineering and design in support of ongoing engineering efforts for internal and external organizations.  Provides field technical support in the area of electric substation relay (testing) and/or mechanical systems to develop solutions for corrective and preventive maintenance, equipment replacement and new construction activities.  Investigates, analyzes and reports on system operation events and develops corrective measures in coordination with T&S maintenance.

2 Drives and oversees the development and implementation of short and long term strategic and tactical business and labor initiatives designed to assure the highest levels of customer services and to achieve Exelon's safety, reliability and performance goals.

3 Manages the overall budget.  Establishes and monitors business plans and business unit objectives.  Balances cost control with appropriate capital and maintenance investments. Perform work prioritization, process adherence and resource utilization, assists with the prioritization of CM, PM and PdM tasks

4 Develop and maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture and a learning organization.  Foster an environment that respects and promotes diversity and inclusion.  Serves as a change agent for business initiatives and assures the human element is understood and considered.  Assure timely recognition of employee contributions.  Develops methods to assess communication effectiveness and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

5 Provide leadership to and development of the Design team.  Provide accurate and timely feedback regarding performance and operations.  Conduct performance planning and appraisals.  Identify opportunities for growth and learning.  Facilitates open and honest communication with staff.  Assures that upward communication is integrated into the process, including employee concerns and complaints.



Education - Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 8 - 10 years design experience

Experience - Minimum of 8 years of related industry experience, or in lieu of bachelor's degree, at least 12 years of related industry experience

Certifications/Licenses - Valid driver's license

Knowledge - Understanding of transmission and substation components and systems


Proven leadership ability in a high-performance culture, including coaching and facilitating business competency and performance management skills.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, build consensus, establish trust, and foster culture change.

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance.

Demonstrated business and utility financial acumen, customer awareness, and ability to create value.


Education - Advanced degree


Previous experience in T&S Protection and Control Systems and / or Power Systems Engineering
Certifications/Licenses - Professional Engineer's (PE) License


Systems knowledge including ASPEN or other systems modelling tools, CAD or other Drawing systems

Knowledge of NERC and other regulatory compliance requirements.
Knowledge of Power Systems Engineering, Symmetrical Components, and Power system simulation or fault studies


• Reports to the Manager Substation Engineering and is responsible for a staff of 8-13 direct reports (variation in total directs / mix based on Company requirements)

• Design authority providing design services to the T & S Engineering disciplines within the Company.

• Responsible for developing design documents and design standards.

• Develop, update, and issue design drawings for new business, capacity expansion, reliability, obsolescence, and corrective maintenance activities.

• Maintain, create, and update standards and specifications.

• Develop, update, and issue transmission line routes maps and protective relay and communication diagrams.

• Provide technical oversight to contracted engineering, internal engineers, and design groups to ensure adherence to drawing standards.

• Ensure compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices and drawing standards.

• Ensure that all designs meet the design basis for transmission and substation equipment and systems on the system.

• Identify training requirements and ensure they are satisfied.

• Responsible for performance measurements and design audits for all engineered plans.

• Communicate, execute and supervise the process to ensure all work packages are properly prepared and appropriately scoped prior to construction issuance.

• Responsible for the organizations response to emergent activities, catastrophic events and storms.

• Actions impact on safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction goals, the transmission revenue stream, the generation revenue stream of Exelon, and the public, political, and regulatory opinion.

• Operates autonomously with wide latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions. ; Establishes performance goals and expectations, coaches, mentors and provides feedback to direct reports.

• Maintains effective internal business controls by conducting audits, self-assessments, investigations and employee reviews.

• Perform detailed engineering and design in support of ongoing projects.
Direct Reports: 8-13; Indirect Reports: 0; Total Budget: $2M

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