principal staff engineer system protection resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Lead Electrical Professional Engineer (PE) seeks to realize a new technical role and the challenges, within the electric power sector, with the emphasis of driving reliability of bulk electric or delivery systems. Posses Organizational/Industry Skills and experience of 17+ years. Demonstrated effective leadership skills; excellent communication; clear and concise- verbal and written. Strong Interpersonal skills; team building, inclusive, respect for diverse opinions and respect for all others. Effective problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, accountable and models continuous improvement, adaptable, shares learned lessons and results oriented. Project Management experience- effective planning; delegating, organizing, tracking and monitoring. Detail-oriented, goal driven, team player and strategic planner, willing to grow and advance. Willingness and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Protection & Controls Design
  • Protective Relay Coordination Studies, Settings & Testing
  • Issue for Review, Issue for Construction & As-built Drawings Review
  • Bill of Materials & Material Requisitions
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Project Engineering Technical Lead
  • Construction Support & Technical Support
  • Project Development- Scoping,Budgeting & Scheduling
  • Inside Plant Design Standards
  • Equipment Specifications- Transformers, Breakers, CTs, PTs
  • Industry Best Practices and Standards- IEEE, NEC, NESC, IEC, NERC, FERC
Work History
11/2019 to Current
Principal Staff Engineer- System Protection Public Service Electric & Gas Company, PSE&G City, STATE,
  • BES Power Relay Engineering- T&D (3+ years)
  • Created primarily SEL and GE settings for new or changes to BES lines and transformers and other elements, under RTO/ERO- PJM.
  • Developed proficiency with Software for relay engineering- SEL AcSelerator 5030 and GE EnerVista
  • Performed revision to ASPEN model of our bulk electric system- for additions, fault studies and protection coordination.
  • Performed system disturbances/fault analysis in our BES- use of WAVEWIN32 and SEL Synchrowave software.
  • Created and shared analysis report and recommendations
  • Use FALCON Database to track records of BES disturbances to analysis protective elements operation
  • Supported audits responses by NERC for several standards including PRC-002, PRC-027 and PRC-023
09/2013 to 11/2019
Engineer/Staff/Principal Staff Engineer- Project Engineer Public Service Electric & Gas Company, PSE&G City, STATE,
  • Project Engineering- T&D (6+ years)
  • Provided engineering support for electrical capital projects for switching and substations of voltage class from 4- 500 kV from conception to successful completion in terms of safety, reliability, timely completion and within scope and budget.
  • Responsibilities held: develop scoping documents, lead development of economical/reliable station layout and one line control drawings during initial phase of projects; assist in projects development of project schedule
  • Consolidated IFR/IFC comments that meet PSE&G engineering standards, and approve
  • Calculated equipment and cable ratings, develop specifications for equipment, perform electrical calculations for substation; battery sizing, voltage drop, short circuit analysis and Station Light & Power transformer sizing.
  • Transmission Life Cycle Program- Technical Lead
  • Transformer Monitoring Program (CMMS)- Technical Lead
  • PSE&G Transmission Fiber Infrastructure- Technical Lead
  • Emergency Replacements Projects- Technical Lead
  • Working Knowledge or NERC CIP Standards
01/2006 to 09/2013
Lead Outside Plant Construction Specialist Verizon Communications, Inc City, STATE,
  • Built, maintained and upgraded FTTP supporting FiOS and, Hi CAP circuits, CORE copper lines plant for outside plant.
  • Provided marked up construction issued prints for engineering to prepare plant As- built- of aerial and underground.
  • Drove project objectives on day-to-day operational level by working closely with clients, decision-makers and vendors.
  • Delegated to crew based on plans, project needs, and knowledge of individual team members.
  • Maintained safety standards during execution of projects and adhered to established guidelines.
  • Contributed to 60% of FiOS build in NJ by 2012.
06/2008 to 06/2012
Electrical Apprentice (Part Time) Maximo Electrical City, STATE,
  • Worked under supervision of master electrician to learn trade and developed electrical knowledge.
  • Pulled EMT and PVC conduit wire according to plans and code requirements.
  • Adhered to electrical and building codes when installing and repairing electrical systems or components.
  • Installed safety and distribution components for electrical systems, such as switches, resistors and circuit-breaker panels.
  • Completed and gained satisfactory experience to gain board approval for master electrician license.
  • Scheduled and passed NJ Board of Electrical Examiners exams to obtain NJ Master Electrical License (2015)
Expected in 05/2013 to to
M.S.: Power And Energy Systems Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ
Expected in 05/2013 to to
Graduate Level Certificate: Project Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ,
Expected in 01/2011 to to
B.S.: Electrical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ
  • Professional Engineer License, NJ State. #24GE05301200
  • Professional Engineer License, NY State. #096473
  • Master Electrician License, NJ State. #34EI01806400

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School Attended

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Principal Staff Engineer- System Protection
  • Engineer/Staff/Principal Staff Engineer- Project Engineer
  • Lead Outside Plant Construction Specialist
  • Electrical Apprentice (Part Time)


  • M.S.
  • Graduate Level Certificate
  • B.S.

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