Substation Commissioning Engineers - Locations: NY, NJ, PA, CT

CARIAN is Growing! We currently have opportunities for Substation Testing and Commissioning Engineers in the tri-state and Pennsylvania territory to support our growing team.

In this position, you will:

  • Act as the key engineer on assigned projects and provide overall project planning, coordination, and supervision of construction, commissioning, and testing activities to ensure compliance with plans and specifications
  • Prepare and monitor complex construction and commissioning schedules to ensure timely completion of the work
  • Manage and participate on multiple status, safety and human performance conference calls involving Stakeholders, Construction, Engineering, Contractors, Inspectors and Suppliers
  • Resolve construction problems, procedures, and methods


  • Interpreting/validating relay and apparatus testing results satisfying latest standards, procedures and guidelines
  • Planning, performing, and documenting the commissioning of various control and power circuits to ensure the intended operation and safety of equipment and personnel are met
  • Maintaining familiarity with appropriate engineering and construction codes to ensure compliance with applicable codes
  • Preparing and implementing outage and energization plans as well as detailed commissioning plans
  • Instituting, directing, and documenting changes to the work when required by differing site conditions
  • Conducting on-site design or investigation work to ensure adequacy of contractor methods
  • Evaluating and verifying contractor procedures, starting and completion times, and staffing requirements for each phase of construction


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience performing electrical distribution engineering and field service engineering to include:
  1. Testing and commissioning standards, procedures and guidelines
  2. Design of: AC and DC schematics, wiring and interconnect drawings, and one-line and three-line diagrams for electrical protection and control systems, including relay communications
  3. Performing apparatus testing and interpreting test results on medium and high-voltage substation and power plant equipment
  4. Testing and commissioning substation utility protection and control circuits
  5. Working with voltage and current injection equipment to perform relay and apparatus testing