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Senior Electrical Substation Design Engineer

Senior Electrical Substation Design Engineer

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    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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    Hannah Glasheen

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Hannah Glasheen

Are you looking to make a change?

Come join a company with over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, to build a world of difference.

Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (Hybrid)

Compensation:$130k+ (DOE) with up to 8% bonus

Job Summary

As Senior Electrical Substation Design Engineer, your skills will be aligned to projects that support the Energy & Process market sector.

Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead substation design role encompassing distribution, subtransmission and transmission level voltage classes.Under general direction, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex engineering problems. Will provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on substation design projects. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output. Will lead other engineers and interface directly with clients. Responsible for the overall execution and quality of substation projects as a leader within a team environment.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Develop and maintain budgets and schedules for multiple substation design projects

  • Perform substation design, including physical design, protective relaying/control with an emphasis on continuous improvement

  • Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and company policies

  • Assists in developing, maintaining, and updating engineering standards

  • Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

  • Provides related guidance and direction to others

  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects

  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

  • Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work

  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

  • Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods

  • Reviews lower-level engineering work or assignments

Client Focus:

  • Interface directly with clients, vendors, and subcontractors

  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects

  • Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Power/Power Systems experience preferred

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control of substation design projects

  • Substation design experience (physical & P&C)

  • Technical experience preferred

  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.

  • Prepare one-lines, connection diagrams, panel elevations and protection & control schematics for power substation equipment.

  • Prepare auxiliary power equipment sizing calculations.

  • Design wiring diagrams for protective relaying panels.

  • Perform complex engineering calculations/studies related to substation projects such as: lightning protection, conduit fill, AC/DC station service loading, surge arrester sizing and voltage drop.

  • Create RTU control, status and analog point lists, raceway/cable schedules along with maintenance/signage and nameplates

  • Prepare equipment arrangement, grounding, foundation and conduit plans for high voltage substations.

  • Review shop drawings, vendor quotes and perform bid evaluations.

  • Develop construction release documents.

  • Experience 500KV - 13.8KV substations, varying voltage classes

  • Experience with open air and/or GIS

  • Experience with designing different types of bus configurations

  • Raceway drawings, grounding drawings, plan and section drawings

  • Manages budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Actively coordinate with others on the team Delegate and supervise the work of younger engineers Communicate with upper management and provide status updates on engineering design activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.

  • Minimum of 8 years related work experience.


  • Requires incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country.