MKEC is seeking a qualified Sr. Protection & Control (P&C) Engineer to join our team in our Wichita office.


  • Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Kansas preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years in Relay Protection & Control design experience.
  • Skilled at developing protection philosophies and schemes/zones of protection.
  • Must be able to develop design packages for various protection schemes.
  • Skilled at using industry-specific software including AutoCAD, MathCAD, ETAP, Aspen One-Liner, etc.
  • Knowledge of various vendor software including SEL, ABB, and GE relay programming software.
  • Ability to learn and efficiently use new software as required.
  • Awareness of industry codes and standards for P&C design/requirements including IEEE, IEC, NESC, RUS standards, and other industry standards.
  • Experience in developing protection settings and schemes for various equipment typical in the Electric Utility industry including Substation, Distribution, Generation and Transmission systems is required.
  • Able to manage multiple projects within deadlines.
  • Ability to use office administrative and collaboration software (MS Office, Teams, etc.).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Occasional travel for site visits and client meetings may be required.


  • Responsible for relay protection and control engineering associated with medium to high voltage projects – 2.4kV thru 345kV
  • Perform analysis and calculations necessary to develop protection & control design packages successfully.
  • Create design criteria and material specifications appropriate for the designs, integrating client supplied standards and requirements.
  • Develop one-lines, three-lines, schematic diagrams, wiring and connection diagrams.
  • Use relay protection principles and practices for the development of relay protection philosophies and establishing zones of protection utilizing electro-mechanical, solid-state and microprocessor relays.
  • Routinely develop relaying setting files using vendor specific software packages for various types of microprocessor-based relays.
  • Develop conceptual/feasibility studies, cost estimating, development of design drawings, material specifications, bill of materials, bid documents, relay settings, coordination studies, etc.
  • Continual interaction with internal team members as well as external facing vendors and/or Clients

MKEC offers a competitive compensation package in addition to the following benefits:

  • Group Health Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Disability Insurance – Short & Long-Term
  • Life Insurance / AD&D
  • Flex Spending Account
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Profit Sharing Pension
  • YMCA Reduced Membership
  • YMCA Wellness Coach

MKEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer