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Job Details
Company Name : Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Company Location : Butte, MT 59701
Job Position : Power Systems & Protection Engineer
Job Category : Jobs in Montana

Job Description :

The devices we make at SEL are embedded in the power grid. They prevent blackouts. They make outages safer and shorter in duration; they add cybersecurity, automation, and communication. They use cutting-edge technologies and operate at speeds that push other pieces of the grid to go faster. As a Power Systems & Protection Engineer* in Engineering Services, you’ll provide solutions and services that help our customers protect and control critical electrical infrastructure and power systems worldwide.

As a Power Systems & Protection Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Supporting large utilities and industrials companies
  • Perform consulting work on projects (design protection schemes, provide setting calculations, configure SEL devices, perform power systems studies, etc.)
  • Working on projects in the areas of Oil & Gas, Electrical Utility, and/or Renewable Energy
  • On-site commissioning (25% or more)

This job might be for you if you have:

  • Experience with Protective Relaying (SEL Quickset etc.)
  • Understanding of control schematics
  • Power systems study knowledge (ETAP, SKM, etc.)
  • 2+ years of relevant experience (Oil & Gas, Electrical Utility, Renewable Energy, etc.)
  • Commissioning experience

Why SEL?

We run SEL like our moms would want us to and part of that is taking care of our employees.

  • We’re 100% employee owned. We recruit employee owners at SEL, not just employees.
  • Onsite gym with classes and wellbeing programs.
  • Onsite medical clinic
  • Tuition Assistance program
  • 95% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage.
  • Awarded by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for,100 best workplaces for millennials, 20 best workplaces for baby boomers, and 15 best workplaces for manufacturing and production.


Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • 5+ years relevant application experience with electric power systems, industry practices, and protection area practices and philosophies (System protection, protective relays and their applications, settings, and testing)
  • Good knowledge of electric power system protection and control, integration and/or automation and communications applications
  • Working knowledge of electric power system design, studies, information and communication technology and protective relay applications
  • Willing to travel both domestically and internationally a minimum of 25%
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Negative drug test result(s)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineer in Training certificate
  • Electrical utility, industrial plant, consulting engineering, or system integrator experience
  • Project engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of Vision or other project management tracking software

*SEL bases title on individual knowledge and experience.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of résumé or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $72,139.08 – $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Butte, MT 59701: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Butte, MT 59701

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