Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Performance driven Senior Electrical Engineer with over twelve years experience of power engineering, consultancy, and energy management and operation in the electric utility industry.  Analytical problem solver with a comprehensive understanding of protective relaying of high voltage transmission, distribution and generation facilities.  Committed and resourced mentor with sound organizational and communication skills.

Work History
Sr. Protection & Control Engineer, 12/2013 - Current
Allete Aurora, MN,

Responsible for performing engineering designs and technical services for the analysis, specification and application of protective relaying, control systems and equipment monitoring for transmission, distribution and generation substations and transmission lines.

  • Perform protective relay calculations, fault studies and coordination for 12kV to 500kV substations and transmissions lines
  • Responsible for scoping engineering projects during the planning phase for accurate Protection & Control work and resources
  • Create protective relay settings for protection and monitoring of transmission lines, distribution feeders, transformer banks, capacitor banks and station buses
  • Design new and modify existing protection and control systems for lines and substations up to 500kV, providing CAD engineering drawings including relay functional, AC/DC elementary, wiring diagrams, equipment wiring, communication diagrams, BOM, testing instructions and operating instructions
  • Serve as department subject-matter expert (SME) on Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) and NERC CIP compliance
  • Manage designs and deliverablesof engineering consultants, reviewing their engineering designs for accuracy, quality and compliance
  • Provide technical assistance to field engineers and technicians during project construction and commissioning
  • Provide mentoring and tutoring to new and junior engineers and designers on design processes, understanding of relaying and material requisitioning
Energy Management Engineer, 08/2011 - 12/2013
Xylem Inc. Jacksonville, FL,
  • Served as System Administrator for the Energy Management System (EMS), responsible for initiating system enhancements and yearly upgrades and supported operators in identifying and resolving operational issues
  • Managed the integration of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)/IEDs into the EMS system, and ensured that RTU data points and other information in the EMS were accurate and reliable at all times
  • Charged with implementing and maintaining security processes and controls to preventing unauthorized access and operation of EMS system
  • Responsible for operating over 60 distributed diesel generating units and a 24 MW gas turbine for peak shaving, load management and economy dispatching totalling over 150MW
Distribution Support Specialist, 05/2009 - 08/2011
Progress Energy City, STATE,
  • Programmed and maintained Distribution SCADA databases and HMI displays to reflect substation and feeder equipment installations
  • Facilitated installation and testing of Distribution SCADA Demand Response (DSDR) equipment, including feeders relays, substation RTUs/gateways, feeder voltage regulator controllers and feeder voltage sensors
  • Developed and maintained SCADA commissioning procedures for substation and feeder equipment installations
  • Verified and commissioned SCADA data points and performed point-to-point remote control of IEDs with field engineers
  • Troubleshot and resolved substation/feeder protection device communication and operational issues
Applications Engineer, 09/2005 - 05/2009
Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution City, STATE,
  • Planed, designed and built substation SCADA communication networks, databases and Human Machine Interface (HMI) displays for system operations
  • Configured and implemented Data Concentrators, protective Relays, RTUs and other Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) for communication, monitoring and control of substation equipment, including IEC61850 GOOSE messaging
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and built PC-based controllers for substation automation applications
  • Performed system testing and commissioned substation automation and SCADA systems for accurate operation and data monitoring
  • Worked closely with customers/partners in resolving design and project issues, and timely responding to their concerns
MBA: Project Management, Expected in April 2014
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering, Expected in May 2005
  • Licensed Profession/Registered Engineer - NC (2011)

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