Senior Engineer – Protection Settings

Quanta Technology is an independent technology, consulting, and testing company providing business and technical expertise, along with advanced methodologies and processes, to utilities and others in the power and energy industries. Our mission is to provide unparalleled value to our clients in every engagement across the value chain by using advanced software and hardware, laboratories, and custom tools for a holistic approach to practical service and the most insightful thought leadership in the industry.

At Quanta Technology, our people define us. We value a company culture based on core values of diversity, teamwork, respect, accountability, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Not only will you get the chance to work alongside industry thought leaders, but the opportunity to become a thought leader yourself. We’re focused on creating an environment committed to employee growth. That is achieved by ensuring a quality workspace, allowing flexible schedules, and through our training and mentoring programs. Quanta Technology is committed to an equal-opportunity workplace.


As a member of our Protection Settings group, you will work on protection short circuit studies, coordination studies, relay settings, and peer reviews alongside industry leaders.

Senior Engineers are responsible for leading and providing tactical advice to other engineers in the company. These individuals must be able to perform tasks related to technical or economic calculations related to their field, with minimal supervision. A typical scope of work for this position includes performing and delivering results consistent with a pre-determined scope of work, the hours assigned, and the delivery date. As well as elaborating the scope of work and hours of investment for tasks planned for other engineers.


  • Setting protection relays
  • Review protection schematic drawings for accuracy against standards
  • Short circuit studies using ASPEN or CAPE
  • Calculations of setting parameters for microprocessors and electromechanical protective relays
  • Prepare settings in the relay manufacturers’ software.
  • Prepare logic diagrams of protection schemes.
  • Carry out peer reviews to check adherence to standards, philosophy, application guidance, and accuracy of calculations.
  • Create models of primary systems and secondary systems in electrical simulation software platforms
  • Perform coordination studies and make corrections to issues discovered.
  • Support other projects and proposals.
  • Further develop Project Management skills
  • Start developing contacts to generate projects
  • Present individual and overall Quanta Technology competencies and offerings to customers
  • Start working towards being perceived as an expert in the area of expertise.
  • Be a team player, promoting overall Quanta Technology
  • Follow the Quanta Technology processes, strategic directions, and vision
  • Keep abreast of related technical developments in the field



  • 5 years of experience and demonstrated success working in protection engineering.
  • Accredited degree in Electrical Engineering or another relevant technical field


  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive space
  • Self-motivated and a team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Proficiency in using and applying coordination software such as ASPEN and CAPE
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Visio, Word, Access, PowerPoint)



  • Professional Engineer (PE or P.Eng.) license
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Systems
  • 6+ years of experience in transmission protection engineering
  • Technical expertise in at least one area of the utility industry as demonstrated by previous project experience or peer-reviewed publications, involvement in technical societies, and/or patents


  • Experience with CAPE macro development
  • Experience with ASPEN scripting


Quanta Technology has offices in Raleigh, NC, Markham, ON, Lombard, IL, and San Clemente, CA. We offer hybrid employment that supports a blend of in-office and remote work.


Working conditions are normal for a professional office environment. Work may require overnight national and international travel.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  The employee may be asked to perform other job-related duties as required.

At Quanta Technology, we offer a challenging and rewarding work environment where our employees are encouraged to grow and develop their skills. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team and possess the required qualifications and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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