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Power Systems Protection Engineer, Loveland, CO at Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC in Loveland, Colorado

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Power Systems Protection Engineer, Loveland, CO ID#19079

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. From intelligence and cybersecurity to vulnerability assessment and mission assurance, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) brings experience and results. Building on a reputation as a dedicated, disciplined and tightly-knit organization, CNSP supports DOD and other federal clients in their critical, strategic and operational programs. CNSP is looking for qualified talent to give our clients the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team - a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs is part of Cherokee Federal - a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit .

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs seeks a Power Systems Protection Engineer in Loveland, CO to meet the demands of our customer, WAPA (CSO), US DOE/WESTER.


  • Assist in developing and maintaining computer-based models of the power system for calculations required for relay setting accuracy;
  • Assist in developing and reviewing relay settings for the protection systems at RMR and assist in reviews of relay actions to determine if the protection systems work correctly. Recommend changes in settings to remedy coordination and other problems;
  • Assist field personnel in implementing changes to relay locations;
  • Provide engineering assistance and recommendations to the field offices on system protection and power system related issues to ensure proper system operation and design consistency;
  • Assist in system protection and metering issues.
  • Keep abreast of technical developments in the system protection and metering fields and, when applicable, incorporate as they apply to the operation and maintenance of RMR's power system;
  • Assisted in preparing and completing NERC, WECC/MRO, and CIP compliance standards audits or investigations, and assisted in developing and implementing mitigation plans to comply with audit findings.
  • Assist with the communication and collaboration with other Regions and HQ to ensure that the compliance approach is coordinated within WAPA.
  • Assist in establishing the process for reviewing settings and develop template to document settings recommendations;
  • Contribute to written deliverables produced by the team.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Minimum ten years of experience in working as a senior-level protection engineer at a diverse and geographically dispersed high voltage (240 kV and above) transmission company;
  • Must be a US Citizen.


  • Expert knowledge of protective relaying theory, relaying equipment and system models to perform symmetrical component calculations and fault studies used to predict the performance of protective relying on the power system;
  • Expert knowledge of the operation and maintenance practices associated with central electrical apparatus, protective relays, outdoor substation equipment, metering equipment, and communication techniques to provide specialist engineering advice to Rocky Mountain Region;
  • Expert knowledge of the electric utility industry, electric utility maintenance practices, NERC, WECC/MRO reliability standards, and CIP standards relate to the industry to interpret and make judgments on requirements to meet those standards.


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About Cherokee - Federal
Cherokee Federal - a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses - is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.
Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.
Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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