CAREERS

The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

 

Creative Distribution P&C Publications Engineer

SUMMARY

As part of the Beckwith Marketing team the Distribution P&C Applications Engineer will develop and maintain technical tools to help internal and external customers achieve an advanced understanding of Beckwith’s products and solutions.  Technical tools include technical papers, training videos, power points, product/solution traveling demo sets and the Beckwith’s Smart Grid Lab (SGLab).  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as required:

  • Author technical and marketing content overseeing all aspects of creating, writing, and editing the Beckwith Message through technical papers, magazine articles, application notes, white papers, case studies, presentations, flyers, email blasts, keep in phase, BecReps, nugget documents, product feature tracker documents, technical marketing documents, press and product releases, Ads, Brochures, Catalogs and other marketing collateral material for distribution in printed and electronic media for topics including:
    • Latest FLISR Reclosing practices
    • Autonomous coordination of Tapchangers in areas with high penetration of DER
    • Protection and control with automatic detection of feeder reconfiguration
    • Embedded cybersecurity
    • Minimizing circulating Vars via Peer to peer paralleling of transformers using Goose messages
    • Power Quality monitoring in every control on every pole in every application due to non-linear loads, high penetration of solar and wind generation, variable frequency drives, etc.
    • P&C with massive distributed data storage and selective targeted recall
    • DFR-quality records in P&C for enhanced post operation analysis
    • Advanced downed conductor detection
  • Responsible for identifying and promoting the Beckwith Message and making sure that this message remains relevant, fresh and compelling.
  • Create and maintain Product Suggested Specs.
  • Create, maintain and present Product training material to train Sales managers, Representatives and Customers on application and use of Beckwith’s products
  • Assisting Product Engineering with understanding application challenges, suggesting and publishing methods to meet them.
  • Provide technical and market analysis to evaluate proposed products or enhancements.
  • Under the supervision of the Marketing Director, conceive and execute marketing strategies and programs to increase promotion, sales and profitability of Beckwith Electric products and services.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be familiar with Transformer & Feeder Protection and controls including tapchangers, capacitor, reclosers, switches, sectionalizers both new and legacy as well as modern distribution automation practices, including FLISR/FDIR schemes with DMS and communications involvement.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of distribution system operation, protection and control.  Electric Utility or Recloser vendor experience preferred.
  • Ability to read/modify power electrical drawings: 1-line, 3-line, DC elementary, logic, SAMA and control wiring diagrams
  • Ability to understand P-Q, R-X and vector diagrams
  • Ability to use mathematical analysis for power systems such as per unit conversions, fault calculations, and understand P-Q, R-X and vector diagrams.
  • Ability to interface with P&C devices instrumentation (connect up, use configuration software, some digital communications knowledge)
  • Ability to read/interpret power system diagnostic information from P&C devices such as event logs, fault records and digital oscillographs
  • Written and verbal skills as this position requires Sales Partner and Customer interface.
  • Ability to write procedures for application of reclosing controls in distribution reclosers, create presentations, create graphics (VISIO experience desired).
  • Ability to train others, ability to speak in front of small groups (2-10)
  • Education: AAS or BS degree (technical), Military Equivalent OK (ex., Nuclear Navy Program, Electrical Track)
  • Some travel, perhaps to 20-30%, typically to Customer sites for training, troubleshooting and commissioning assistance

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.  A minimum of five years of experience at an electric utility, industrial plant or engineering firm preferably with working experience with protective relays, controls, DMS or SCADA and FLISR/FDIR applications.  Knowledge/experience with IEC 61850, IEC 60870 -101/104, DNP3, Modbus, PRP, IEEE 1588 will be considered a plus.

Computer Skills:

Proficient with previous and current versions of Microsoft Office Professional Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Visio.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to manage, develop and prioritize tactical marketing communications project plans, schedules and budgets.  Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills

Must have a strong understanding of, and be a practitioner of the principles and tools used for the creation of marketing communications materials.  Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  Strong organizational and follow-through skills.
Demonstrates attention to detail.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and Educational Assistance.