Electrical Engineer – Design at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Electrical Engineer – Design at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

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 Project Engineer – Design 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 Project Engineer – Design, a typical day might include the following:   

  • Designing solutions for customers 

  • Working alongside Project Managers, Technical Leads, and Engineers from other focus areas   

  • Extensive networking and programming   

  • Commissioning projects in the field  


This job might be for you if:  

  • Experience creating protection & control design packages for transmission & distribution utilities, generation facilities, and industrial clients 

  • Experience creating design packages including one-lines, three-lines, AC schematics, DC schematics, wiring diagrams, bill of material, SCADA points lists 

  • Experience performing site visits and scoping protection & control retrofit designs 

  • Experience applying customer-specific protection & control templates for greenfield and brownfield designs 

  • Demonstrated ownership of each component of the design process, and delivery of the overall package 

  • Demonstrated understanding of zones of protection, instrument transformers, and protective relaying schemes 


Location Information

This position is located in Charlotte, NC, a vibrant and bustling metropolis located in the heart of North Carolina. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, it seamlessly blends its rich history with a modern and dynamic atmosphere. With an eclectic culinary scene, charming neighborhoods, and a warm southern hospitality, Charlotte exudes a unique charm that captivates residents and visitors alike.

Competitive pay. Superior benefits. Inspiring work.


People are at the core of our company and we hire employee-owners. We welcome you to learn more about how we support employees.

  • We’re 100% employee owned. Retirement benefits include an employer funded stock ownership plan (ESOP) and personal 401K options.

  • We offer top tier medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • We recognize the importance of a healthy life balance and offer: 10 paid holidays, annual vacation accrual starting at 12 days, 9 paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave that covers 90% of your pay.

  • We foster growth and development of our employees through avenues such as STEM courses, apprenticeships, tuition assistance, and engineering development programs.  

  • Ask our team about other benefits including wellness, fertility, adoption, and flexible spending benefits.


Pay Range Data 

We base our starting pay offer on location and job-related factors such as candidate experience, training, knowledge, and skills. Our salary ranges are determined by job, responsibility, and location. 


Project Engineer I: $72,000.00-$113,000.00 

Project Engineer II: $83,000.00-$130,000.00 

Project Engineer III: $95,000.00-$149,000.00 


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