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Job #: R-00014299
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for a Systems Engineer - Power Specialist at Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

This position will require about 50% travel to CONUS and OCONUS sites to provide network power evaluation at remote USG satellite communication sites worldwide.

• Evaluate network architectural, civil, mechanical, structural, and electrical engineering for USG communications networks.
• Evaluate power requirements for primary power, voltage, steady-state variation, dynamic of transient variation, frequency, power factor, availability, auxiliary power, class A power system, class B, C, & D auxiliary power, and floating battery power.
• Evaluate single line power diagrams and as-built drawings.
• Review preventive maintenance programs and understand maintenance responsibilities for transformers, station ground, disconnect switch, surge arresters, motor/generator, controllers, contactors, overload protection, shunts, housing and connections, switchgears, and panel boards.
• Evaluate and test power plant procedures during simulations of a prime power outage, transfer to a standby power source; Return to the primary power source; Parallel two sources of power; Balance power between the two sources; Balance system voltage and frequency.
• Evaluate and test adequate working clearances, dedicated spaces and head room around electrical equipment while energized.
• Evaluate and test non-sinusoidal voltage & current and impact to the AC and service equipment and determine in terms of interruption and degrading of prime power, when should standby power be utilized or switched in.
• Evaluate and test power requirements in terms of primary power, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), generator for supporting the types of loads.
• Evaluate and test electrical receptacles for proper polarity, for grounding and bonding connection.

• Bachelor's Degree and 8+ yrs of experience; additional years of experience may be substitued in lieu of degree.
• Must possess a US Passport or eligible to attain one.
• Must be able to travel to remote USG satellite communications sites worldwide.
• Ability to operate a power meter/analyzer in the analysis of a facility's power distribution system.
• Working knowledge of electric motors, motor controllers, classes of power loads, electrical switching and protection, Non-linear loads, wire sizing, stranded and solid conductors, power transmission systems and elements, high and low voltages and compare their ranges, transformers, voltage regulation, current regulation, elements of a generator, over-current protection, single (One) line power diagram, DC systems, ground-neutral reversal and characteristics of lead-acid and sealed stationary battery systems.
• Must have an active Top Secret security clearance.


• TS/SCI security clearance.

External Referral Eligible

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

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