Senior Substation Engineer

Posted 16 January 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureSustainability
Contact NameMatthew Moy

Job description

​The Senior Substation Engineer will assume the role of lead engineer, taking responsibility for providing high-level engineering expertise in the development of conceptual and detailed designs. Additionally, they will review designs supplied by 3rd party engineers for electrical substations, particularly for utility-scale renewable power plants (wind & solar) and battery storage systems.

This role aids in operations support of renewable power generation projects; while supporting development, engineering and construction of projects.


  • Acts as a subject matter expert (SME) to provide meaningful comments on externally designed substations including substation plan views, elevation views, single-line diagrams, protection and control three-line and control schematics by 3rd Party Engineer of Record (EORs.)

  • Designs and/or reviews the physical design of utility interconnection substations for renewable power generation facilities including power transformers, high voltage circuit breakers and switches, medium voltage switchgear, protection and control systems, reactive compensation equipment, grounding, lighting and surge protection, low and medium voltage ac and dc cable systems, and plant auxiliary equipment.

  • Reviews result of design studies of the AC substation and collection systems and performs and reviews Load Flow and Short Circuit analyses, DC and AC loss calculations, cable ampacity studies, and AC/DC cable sizing to establish equipment ratings, optimize designs, and establish operating parameters to achieve a safe, well-engineered, and cost-effective project

  • Prepares and reviews specifications and construction documents for low, medium, and high voltage electrical power facilities to identify design and performance requirements for procurement of electrical materials and equipment.

  • Supports the Director of Engineering in preparing weekly project updates for electrical engineering design progress and labour utilization for the engineering project delivery team and senior management.

  • Performs factory visits to assess quality and materials for adherence to specifications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or 10+ years equivalent experience required

  • Professional Engineer (PE or P.Eng) certification, required

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, preferred

  • 8 or more years of experience in the design and construction of High Voltage (HV) Electrical Substations, required

  • 2 or more years of experience designing substations for grid-scale renewable energy generation and/or energy storage

In conclusion, be part of an organisation to drive the renewable energy revolution and contribute to a sustainable future.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to Matthew Moy (m.moy@greenrecruitmentcompany.com)