Performs complex substation electrical utility system inspection, analysis, design, and other design assignments requiring demonstrated proficiency of engineering principles, ethical behavior and the exercise of sound professional judgment. Delivers solutions for substation capital projects of varying complexities and coordinates the design and construction of major electric utility substation physical facilities. Develops documentation for substation facility compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards.
Coordinates activities in the following areas: project planning, development, engineering and equipment specifications, permitting and construction.
Interprets contract requirements for engineering and construction services or equipment supply.
Prepares engineering progress reports including design, construction, manufacturing, and consulting activities associated with assigned projects.
Perform engineering calculations and studies as necessary to support project scope
Develop and track schedules for engineering milestones
Prepare comprehensive written and oral reports of technical issues, investigative findings, and engineering recommendations
Coordinate with design consultants and interface with internal staff
Prepares and updates system documentation including substation drawings/diagrams, equipment documentation and data, operating manuals, practices, and procedures.
Designs and specifies substation materials, equipment and monitoring and recording equipment, oversees installation and maintenance.
Support project Initiation, development, construction and closeout activities, including document control.
Performs other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned.
Conducts or leads others in design studies for process systems or equipment.
Prepares or leads others into the development of technical specifications, pricing documents, bidder’s lists, bid evaluation criteria and project cost estimates for process systems, equipment or maintenance projects.
Advises other department engineers on technical/engineering design criteria.
Acts as a technical advisor for operation and maintenance groups.
Lead multidisciplinary project team to complete preliminary and final engineering as well as construction activities for transmission substations
Reviews and approves staff and consultant design and oversees, inspects and directs contractors, as required.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required
Minimum 8 years of related experience
Experience must include demonstrated proficiency in the development of specifications, detailed economic studies and evaluations, project management, and the analysis of complex engineering problems related to substation design, construction and operation.
Ability to read electrical schematics and a working knowledge of the devices represented on typical utility substation schematics.
Knowledge of 3-phase AC systems, and utility DC systems.
Familiarity with substation testing, commissioning, and maintenance techniques.
Knowledge of common substation equipment including Transformers, Breakers, Switches, Reclosers, and Metal Clad Switchgear
Knowledge of substation construction and maintenance techniques
Experience completing electrical calculations such as AC/DC station service sizing, AC/DC voltage drop and conduit fill.
Knowledge of lightning and ground grid studies.
Ability to investigate a failure, gather necessary information and determine the root cause while under pressure.
Licensure/registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred
A Master’s Degree or registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) will equate to one (1) year of experience.
Core Competencies: Adaptable, Collaborative, Conscientious, Critical-Thinking, Outcome-Driven and Professional
Substation engineering and design
Knowledge of transmission, substation, operations and construction
Project planning and coordination
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Communication - Effective verbal/nonverbal, listening and written
Self-starter / self-motivated
Focus on Quality
Project and time management
Attention to detail
Must be able to work and access all locations of the plant and grounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolds. Must be able to follow established protective measures including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to lift and carry over 25 pounds
This position interacts with all SECI departments, A/E firms, construction contractors, material and equipment suppliers, manufacturer’s representatives, other utilities, permitting agencies, public interest groups and professional organizations, as well as the general public. Some travel and work outside of normal business hours. On-site inspection duties involving occasional overnight travel within the service territory may be required. May be temporarily assigned to construction site locations. While working in certain areas of the plant there is the potential for exposure to hazards typical of an industrial working environment.
“Disclaimer - Management may modify this job description at any time and may require the performance of additional duties, or modification of physical requirements, with or without advance notice.”