Microgrid Project Engineer

Houston, TX

What will you do?

The Protection, Controls & Automation (PCA) group of Digital Power is the engineering entity of Schneider Electric specialized in developing solutions for control and protection for electrical substations, distribution networks, microgrids, smart grids and renewable generation.

Inside this group, the Microgrid team is looking for a Microgrid Project Engineer with a very good understanding of power and energy management, good competencies in algorithm programming, pairing with an eagerness to tackle the sustainability challenge.

The candidate we are looking for has experience in power systems monitoring and control, mostly for low voltage. Medium voltage is also appreciated.

The candidate needs to have hands-on experience in electrical PLC and/or software-based control systems, along with a good background in communication protocols, operating systems, network, and cybersecurity principles.


The following are typical tasks of the Microgrid Project Engineer. It is expected that candidates have proven experience in most of them.

  • Preparation of functional specification, HMI specification documents, communication architectures, I/O lists
  • Review schematics of protection and control panels
  • Integration of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) in automation architectures - solar, battery or generator controllers, protection relays etc.
  • Configuration of protection relays, programmable logic controllers (PLC), HMI, and other IEDs
  • Programming of automation devices such as protection relays, PLC, Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Creation of CID & SCD files (IEC61850)
  • Preparation and execution of factory acceptance and site acceptance procedures
  • Planning and implementation of training courses and presentations for internal and external customers
  • Reporting
  • Technical presentations to customers
  • What qualifications will make you successful?

    • Graduation from an accredited university, or 10 years proven work experience in the field
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in monitoring & controls systems or Distributed Energy Resources management
    • Experience in implementing (power) protection/control projects for Oil & Gas, utilities, electro-intensive industries, or renewable energy
    • Experience with communication protocols: IEC61850, DNP 3.0, Modbus TCP/RTU
    • Experience in power monitoring & control equipment with solutions preferably from Schneider, Alstom, SEL, GE, ABB, and Siemens
    • Ability to work in a face pace & demanding environment under quality and budget constraints
    • Proficient English language skills both written and spoken
    • Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time inside and outside the country with a target of 25%
    • Ability to supervise and coach less experienced engineers and technicians

Let us learn about you! Apply today.

Why us?

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Our technologies enable the world to use energy in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. We strive to promote a global economy that is both ecologically viable and highly productive.

€25.7bn global revenue

137 000+ employees in 100+ countries

45% of revenue from IoT

5% of revenue devoted for R&D

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Location Houston, TX (77246)
Job Type Full Time
Company Schneider Electric
Posted 2 days ago