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Substation Equipment Testing & Failure Analysis Sr. Engineer

Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Summary and Description:

Performs advanced engineering/scientific analysis with minimal direction and supervision. Beginning to demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in providing technical solutions. Works directly with EPRI staff and high interaction with members and industry.

  • Conducts technical searches and analyzes information in support of the project team.

  • Conducts independent research and begins to manage small, less complex projects

  • Provides technical advice and counsel to other professionals within EPRI.

  • Assists Project/Program managers in assessing customer needs, formulating technical approaches, preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations.

  • Reviews progress and evaluates results. Makes changes in methods, design or equipment where necessary.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 4-5 years of engineering experience or comparable work/educational experience required.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Required some supervision and guidance to recognize strategic issues and build collaborative projects

  • Responsible for the success of individual projects

  • Works closely with contractors or staff to complete project research

  • May participate in multiple projects

  • Individual contributor

  • May present research results to advisors or technical staff/members

  • Starting to develop technical depth in 1-2 areas

  • Focus on projects within a program



Additional Job Information:

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Familiar with substation equipment - principles of operation, routine maintenance and testing, how they degrade and fail

  • Able to operate test sets and perform tests such as power factor, capacitance, partial discharge, resistance measurements

  • 3-4 years of experience working in high voltage testing - performing tests, writing test plans

  • With guidance from senior technical staff perform forensics on field aged assets (e.g. bushings, arresters etc.), participate and contribute during root cause and failure investigations 

  • Team player who can implement assigned tasks independently (self-starter); ability to follow direction and implement assigned tasks






COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Electric Power Research Institute is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. As mandated by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, all newly hired employees, in the United States, must be fully vaccinated before their start date, unless they are legally entitled to an accommodation.



EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.



Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.



EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled



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Posted: 2022-01-14 Expires: 2022-02-13

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