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EVS, Inc. Protection and Controls Engineer in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Protection and Controls Engineer


EVS, Inc. is seeking a Protection and Controls Engineer to join our Solar team. The Engineer will have knowledge and experience in all aspects of electrical power distribution systems – especially substation protection and control – to support/lead system design and study projects for a busy electrical engineering consulting firm.

Essential Functions

  • Be responsible for design, specifications, plans, maps, project schedule and budgets

  • Review work for Quality Assurance and Quality Control and ensure compliance with EVS quality standards

  • Be responsible for contracts, scope of services, and budgets

  • Participate in and facilitate meetings with stakeholders and clients

  • Instruct, train and mentor group members

  • Work with the Director of substation and Power studies group to assess workload, capacity and hiring needs

  • Develop substation relay programming development.

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on substation protection and control projects.


  • Perform technical analyses and prepare the following new documentation or modify existing documentation:

  • Conceptual designs

  • One-line and three-line diagrams

  • AC & DC schematics

  • Wiring diagrams

  • Bill of materials

  • Relay panel layout and wiring drawings

  • Conduit and circuit lists

  • Protective relay settings

  • NERC compliance program evidence

  • Technical support for field personnel

  • Provide support for power systems engineering studies, including arc flash and harmonics.

  • Document power systems (e.g., compile equipment ratings and settings).

  • Provide support for new construction and retrofit electrical system design projects.

  • Assist with new-project cost estimation and proposal preparation, as necessary.

  • Assist with project planning, coordination, and supervision, as necessary.

  • Creating electrical collection system and substation one-line diagrams

  • Creating electrical Medium voltage conductor sizing and design

  • Determining wire spacing in trenches using software like AmpCalc or CYMCAP

  • Gaining knowledge of PV system components like modules, racking, inverters, transformers and BOS.

  • Assist in completing general power systems studies, including short circuit, protective device coordination, and grounding.

  • Possessing a good understanding of NEC 2020 and IEEE and keeping up with emerging technologies

  • Reviewing shop drawings, responding to request for information (RFIs) and assisting with general construction support services


    Must be passionate about the renewable energy business, hardworking and thrive in the fast pace of a new department with tremendous growth potential in a stable Engineering firm. In addition, the Power Electrical Engineer must possess:

  • Excellent work ethic: thorough, accurate, and quality conscious in the performance of job duties.

  • Ability to work within scheduling and costs constraints to complete projects on time and on budget.

  • Detailed knowledge of overcurrent, differential and motor protection calculations, and coordination.

  • Broad background in protective relays by SEL, Siemens, GE, and others; solid experience configuring these devices for both protection and SCADA.

  • Practical experience with SKM, ETAP, SEL Ascelerator, and other electrical analysis software.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Excel, and Word.

  • Good writing skills (for writing study reports and preparing client correspondence).

  • Must have a customer service mindset.

  • Power systems or utility-related experience is required

  • Understanding of engineering and renewable energy systems

  • Knowledge of WinIGS, CDEGS or equivalent software to run Grounding studies

  • Knowledge of Coordination, Short Circuit and Arc Flash studies in E-tap or SKM

  • Background in electrical engineering with project experience in medium and high Voltage AC


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited university or college.

  • PE Preferred.

  • 5-6 years of experience in Electrical Engineering.

    About EVS, Inc.

    Since 1979, EVS has been serving our clients' Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Land Surveying needs. Our firm offers services to meet the demands of a variety of projects for private corporations, governmental agencies, contractors, developers, and architects.

    The Solar and the Energy Storage Group is the fastest growing segment of EVS. We have already completed Engineering work for numerous solar projects and currently working on several 200 MW+ Solar projects on both the Electrical and Civil fronts. Till date EVS has designed more than 6 GW worth of Solar. We are working with some of the top EPC contractors and developers in the country to provide them full engineering services for solar. EVS has a strong client base in the MN Community Solar market as well.

    EVS offers competitive salary, with full benefits and 401k.

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