Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead substation design role encompassing distribution, sub-transmission 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. Utilize Bluebeam to QA check and design high voltage substation drawings (such as schematics, wiring, one lines, three lines, plan views, section cuts, cond drawings, grounding drawings and material lists).
May develop and maintain budgets and schedules for multiple substation design projects
Perform high voltage substation (34.5kV-500kV) design, including physical design, protective relaying/control with emphasis on continuous improvement
Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards
Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines
Independently applies knowledge and complies with quality program relative to assigned tasks
Responsible for ensuring compliance with program while performing internal Quality Assurance technical reviews
Support continuous improvement and change management efforts
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
Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments
Responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project
Actively coordinates with other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects
Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work/resource planning meetings
Interface directly with clients, vendors and subcontractors
Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances
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
Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project te in a particular practice area
Implements resource management strategy
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering
Must Have minimum 8 yrs' High Voltage Substation Design Experience
Quality Assurance and Quality Control of high voltage substation design projects
Research and recommendation development for equipment and/or materials selection.
Preparation of one-lines, connection diagrams, panel elevations and protection & control schematics for po substation equipment.
Preparation of auxiliary power equipment sizing calculations.
Design wiring diagrams for protective relaying panels.
Demonstrated experience with complex engineering calculations/studies related to substation projects such lightning protection, conduit fill, AC/DC station service loading, surge arrester sizing and voltage drop.
Creating RTU control, status and analog point lists, raceway/cable schedules along with maintenance/signag and nameplates
Prepararation of equipment arrangement, elevation drawings, grounding drawings and conduit plans for hi voltage substations.
Reviewing shop drawings, vendor quotes and perform bid evaluations.
Developing construction release documents.
Specific experience with 500KV - 13.8KV substations, varying voltage classes
Experience with open air and/or GIS Experience with designing different types of bus configurations
Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related t assigned engineering discipline