Senior Electrical Engineer

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Management
Contact NameJoshua Porter

Job description

Full Remote position , Less than 25% travel expected

We are seeking a Senior Substation Design Engineer with extensive experience in utility-level design, specifically serving critical facilities. In this role, you will oversee the design of High and Medium Voltage facilities in collaboration with local utilities, engineers, and business partners supporting data center facilities. Your responsibilities include ensuring compliance with our standards, acting as a subject matter expert, and leading the development of substation-related standards and processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write and present technical papers to customers, leadership, and peers.

  • Act as a problem solver and leader, with a willingness to learn from others.

  • Research new technologies and develop innovative solutions for data center electrical designs.

  • Manage multiple concurrent projects led by external consultants.

  • Oversee the Switch portfolio of HV/MV substation design projects.

  • Lead the Hyperscale Data Center Design Engineering team in utility-level infrastructure design for data center facilities.

  • Author, review, and issue HV/MV RFPs for external design consultants.

  • Collaborate with vendors and manufacturers to specify appropriate electrical equipment.

  • Ensure designs comply with relevant codes.

  • Manage the portfolio of HV/MV Substation and associated Grid Connection projects.

  • Develop and maintain HV/MV Basis of Design, design, and specification templates.

  • Direct geotechnical consultants.

  • Review engineering designs, including foundations, primary and secondary framing, service supports, and gantries.

  • Evaluate engineering calculation assumptions and design options.

  • Develop substation site layouts during master planning.

  • Coordinate with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Utilities.

  • Collaborate with internal and external MEP Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Construction Managers, and related disciplines.

  • Spearhead initiatives to enhance cost, quality, schedule, and consistency across sites.

  • Travel for site assessments, consultant selection activities, internal design meetings, construction review, AHJ interface, design consultant coordination, quantity surveyor engagement, and building owner interactions.

Technical Knowledge

  • In-depth understanding of electrical utilities in building and site construction, including evaluation of Civil, Structural, and Architectural design aspects.

  • Demonstrated expertise in substations, medium and high voltage distribution, protection, and control relevant to data center facilities.

  • Awareness of industry design trends.

  • Proficiency in interpreting electric codes such as NEC, NFPA, UL, ANSI, and utility requirements.

Education and Experience:

  • Certification: Registered Professional Engineer.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Experience: 8+ years of design experience in the Power/Utility sector, focusing on HV/MV Substation and Grid Connection Projects.

  • PE License - Advantageous

  • Bluebeam, SKM, ETap, Excel, SmartSheet, MS Office.