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Southern Company Microgrid Systems - Electrical Engineer in Durham, North Carolina


Are you interested in being on the cutting edge of Microgrid development and technology?

PowerSecure is currently seeking a talented Microgrid Systems - Electrical Engineer for our Durham, NC location. The primary duties of this Electrical Engineer are to provide engineering services for the design and implementation of Microgrid Applications. These engineering activities are to provide professional Control System engineering services associated with the design of microgrids such as low and medium voltage switchgear, switchboards, and distributed energy resources (DERs). This will be based on customer or internally provided plans and specifications that will be submitted and then released for implementation in accordance with engineering procedures and standards.

Some of the core responsibilities of this position include:

  • Creation of system controls, PLCs, protective relays, etc. and coordinating with internal engineering groups when necessary

  • Writing Factory Acceptance Test procedures, Functional Performance Test, Sequence of Operations for complex systems

  • Assisting with factory testing and field start-ups as required

  • Working with test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems

  • Troubleshooting manufacturing and site issues as they arise

  • Creating and verifying the BoM (Bill of Materials) for customer engineering solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a power distribution engineering environment

  • Understanding the basics of power generation and distribution

  • Prior experience designing / implementing Microgrid applications is highly preferred

  • Knowledge of digital multifunction relays for Genset protection and utility requirements is a plus. (e.g., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories or similar)

  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controller with at least one of the following manufacturers:

  • Emerson/GE

  • Siemens

  • Allen-Bradley

  • Proficient with MS Office applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Experience with 2-D CAD software.

  • Proficient with industrial automation software packages

  • Experience with TIA Portal or Proficy Machine Edition are a plus!

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time

About Us

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers. PowerSecure provides energy solutions in the areas of distributed energy infrastructure and energy efficiency. IND1

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Personal Days and Sick Days

  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

    PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure