Substation Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Location US-FL-West Palm Beach
ID
2022-6359
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering
Type
Direct Hire

Overview

The Substation Sr. Electrical Engineer will perform a substantive role in the substation design, preparation of specifications, administration
functions or field engineering related to assigned engineering projects under the supervision of the incumbent’s immediate supervisor or other designated professional engineer. The incumbent must be competent to operate various power system design software tools required for performing the design and engineering tasks associated with electrical utilities substation facilities. The incumbent must also possess an understanding of both basic and complex issues associated with substation structures, components, cable and conduit system, grounding system and shielding system methodologies, terminologies, and techniques required in the developing construction documentation for the assigned project.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions of Position
1. Design of engineered systems of the largest size and highest complexity. Activities shall
include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. Preliminary design and budgetary estimate.
b. Detailed design and estimates.
c. Equipment specification, proposal evaluation and requisitioning.
d. Engineering calculations to assure safety and performance of equipment and
systems.
e. Acquisition of on-site measurements and other data to accomplish the design or
to monitor and evaluate plant performance.
f. Coordinating equipment delivery and design engineering to meet construction
schedules.
g. Checking completed job for adequacy of design and documentation.
2. Monitor the project construction activities to ensure compliance with plans and
specifications. Activities may include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. Act as Resident Engineer on projects of any magnitude.
b. Interpret complex plans and specifications and apply available information to
ensure that all project design requirements are satisfied.
c. Maintain familiarity with appropriate engineering and construction codes and
ensure compliance with all codes.
d. Prepare and/or monitor complex construction schedules to ensure timely
completion of the work.
e. Institute and direct changes to the work when required by differing site
conditions.
f. Conduct on-site design or investigation work to ensure adequacy of contractor’s
construction methods.
g. Receive, evaluate, and approve contractor’s invoices.
h. Receive and inspect equipment to be installed on the project and approve for
payment.
3. Perform complex economic analyses of engineering alternatives.
4. Prepare reports and feasibility studies for submission to management.
5. Serve as project engineer or project manager on assigned projects.
6. Promote efficient flow of information and ensure complete and accurate record keeping.
7. Be familiar with the Client/Company’s drawing system and design and construction
standards as well as applicable industry codes and practices.
8. Shall keep informed of current developments in the area of responsibility.
9. May assist in the professional development, training, and evaluation of department
personnel.
10. Perform other department duties as required.
11. Work independently based on general instructions, directions or objectives received from
Project Manager or Supervisor.
12. Provide direct supervision to staff designers, CADD technicians, and field personnel.
13. Must possess good technical and engineering design/planning skills, computer and
financial/project management skills.
14. Participates in marketing to clients and of projects and identifying new and maintaining
existing client relationships.
15. Prepare and review written reports that explain the purpose, methodology, data
requirements, recommendations and observations of power system engineering studies.
16. Ability to analyze results and develop conclusions on problems being studied.
17. Maintains a program of personal study to expand and improve technical and analytical
skills.
18. Keep supervision informed of status of all projects relative to pre-established
expectations.
19. Ability to work independently and with others while maintaining a high level of initiative
and self-motivation.
20. Act as Resident Engineer on projects of any magnitude.
21. Interpret complex plans and specifications and apply available information to ensure that
all project design requirements are satisfied.
22. Maintain familiarity with appropriate engineering and construction codes and ensure
compliance with all codes.
23. Prepare and/or monitor complex construction schedules to ensure timely completion of the
work.
24. Conduct on-site design or investigation work to ensure adequacy of contractor’s
methods.
25. Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections, details, grounding,
lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways,
auxiliary AC/DC power systems and associated bills of material.
26. Provide direct supervision to staff designers.
27. Prepare calculation for studies and reports (grounding, lightning protection/DC load
studies, etc.)
28. Coordinate design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural & transmission Line
etc.)
29. Develop scopes of work, conceptual designs and execution plans.
30. Prepare engineering cost and man-hour estimates and schedules.
31. Able to interpret complex plans and specifications and apply available information to
ensure that all project design requirements are met.
32. Ability to develop proposals including scope of work that details the established goals
and objectives and clearly defines the deliverables and schedule of work to be performed.
33. Design various substation systems of varying size and complexity under direction of
incumbent’s supervisor.
34. Performing or overseeing quality review of all facets of substation design.
35. Leading a team of single or multi-discipline professionals to ensure project success.
36. Training and mentoring less experienced engineers in their technical and professional
development.

 

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Qualifications

Position Requirements
1. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems preferred) or in related field
from an accredited university.
2. Professional engineering license required
3. 8 - 10 years of experience in engineering of related projects.
4. Strong understanding and knowledge of industry and national codes and
standards including but not limited to NESC and NFPA 70 (NEC) and IEEE
Standards and other applicable standards pertaining to substation design.
5. Experience with system design software, CADD and Microsoft Office products
required.
6. Strong analytical and management skills
7. Experience with ground grid design of substations.
8. Experience with power systems software packages such as Cape, Aspen
Oneliner, CDEGS, WingIS, SKM and ETAP along with other software
packages strongly desired.
9. Willingness to travel for site surveys, project scope walks and meetings.

 

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