Physical Substation Engineer
- Location: Des Moines
- Salary: $130k - 140k per year + Full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
Physical Substation Engineer
Location: Des Moines
Salary: $130k - 140k per year + Full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Principal Substation Physical Design Engineer with a strong background in high voltage substation design. Technical responsibilities will include the design of any / all the following: high and low voltage substation physical designs; computer modeling/analysis of electrical systems; preparation of specifications for equipment and systems; report preparation; applying codes and standards and performing and reviewing design calculations.
Position will be responsible for leading design efforts and performing design duties with minimal supervision on multiple projects. Must be able to determine client requirements and coordinate technical efforts within discipline areas as necessary, coordinate with other disciplines as needed, manage a design budget and schedule, and be able to demonstrate proficiency in these areas.
Required skills, education, and experience:
Description:Responsible for oversight of substation engineering and consulting services for clients across the US and internationally. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating electrical protection & control and/or physical layout design deliverables. Projects range in size, complexity, and voltage class from small distribution equipment upgrades to large transmission projects. This position can influence the future of the resiliency and reliability of the electric grid. Opportunities to advance into leadership/management roles are available. Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments: Lead in preparation of proposals and scope development, including: Conceptual designs and execution plansEngineering/project cost estimates and schedules Lead in the execution of engineering activities: Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of materialProtection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring and relay panel wiringCalculations for studies and reports (grounding, lighting protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)Equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing Lead coordination of design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.)Develop and improve processes, tools and/or technology implementationsProvide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team membersRegularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnelPerform quality reviews for other engineers and designersProvide short term field support during constructionSupport business development and marketing initiativesOther areas of involvement may include: relay settings, 3D modeling/design, or industry/professional technical committee involvement Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)Professional Engineer registration strongly preferredProficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI StandardStrong preference for those with: Excellent written & verbal communication skillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsCapability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria
**ONLY US BASED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDEREDWe are seeking a highly qualified Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and at least 5 years of experience in physical / primary electrical design for high voltage substations. A Master's or Ph.D in Electrical Engineering plus 3 or more years of relevant experience is also acceptable. The candidate should be proficient in specifying all types of HV and MV equipment used in substations and have expertise in AutoCAD.Excellent communication skills are a must as the candidate will be responsible for collaborating with clients, subconsultants, and subcontractors. Additionally, the candidate will be required to develop 3D layouts for HVDC and FACTS substation projects, including electromechanical design, development of general arrangement, layout and elevation drawings considering electrical and mechanical parameters of the project.Other duties include performing cable ampacity, grounding, lightning, illumination, and station auxiliary load calculations, creating equipment specifications and detailed bill of materials, and developing 3D layouts for AIS, GIS and FACTS devices. The candidate will also be responsible for ensuring that engineering deliverables meet schedule dates and should inform the Project Manager of possible delays or risks in the project design.The ideal candidate should be willing to travel locally and internationally to attend customer meetings and project sites, with an estimated travel time of 20%. This is a fully remote, work from home opportunity. (anywhere in the United States) ** NO visa sponsorship availableThis is a 6 month contract to direct hire opportunity, which includes W2 benefits with employer paid medical and dental insurances during the contract duration. After the 6 months, you will be brought onto the company's benefits, PTO and bonus structure package.
The Project Manager II provides project-related management for small to mid-scale construction projects across various markets within an assigned Region or Division and is responsible for utilizing the client's Project Management Methodology to manage all phases of the construction project lifecycle, while being accountable for all aspects of each project's success. This position provides direct support to other functional project teams in the planning and execution of the job including resolving issues, managing resources, coordinating projects, interfacing with client representatives, overseeing project accounting, training, mentoring and coaching. The Project Manager II is also responsible for managing third party resources and overall project performance. The Project Manager II serves a single-point contact and ensures compliance with client established Project Management Methodology, upholding safety and quality management protocols.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities: The Project Manager II plans, monitors, and reports project status and performance data to management and stakeholders.They will anticipate potential implications of current work and makes proactive decisions to ensure efficient productivity and completion of projects.They will be accountable to manage risks, develop and implement mitigation plans, and communicate risks for both self-performed and subcontracted work across all phases of the project.Additionally, the Project Manager II provides insight to thought leadership in the continuous improvement of methodology, tools and approaches using fundamentals of clients Project Management practices, while mentoring others and/or being an individual contributor with responsibilities for providing project management expertise or leading internal processes across other project delivery functions.The Project Manager II ensures that team goals, roles, protocols, and business relationships are consistent with high-performance requirements and congruent with the company's strategy. This role manages in an environment of trust and candor, promotes accountability, and assertively offers encouragement and constructive feedback.This position is also responsible for managing additional resources assigned to an initiative/project, dependent on scope, including hiring, training, mentoring, and assignment of work. QualificationsRequired Skills:- Experience managing large scale projects and knowledge of construction and utility industry practices- Understanding of Critical Path Scheduling software and MS Office Suite- Complex problem-solving skillsMinimum Educational Background:BS degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering, or Business, or equivalent experience. Minimum Years of Relevant Experience:5+
**this is a 6 month contract to direct hire opportunity100% remote- work from home anywhere within the United States**NO sponsorship available! Only US based candidates apply! Overview:As a Senior Protection & Control Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing protection and control engineering activities for high voltage substation and transmission projects. You will utilize your knowledge of protective relaying and control systems to contribute to EPC substation and transmission projects.Responsibilities:• Perform analysis and design of Protection Systems for HV substation/ and FACTS • Develop substation relaying & metering diagrams (i.e. Single line/A.C./D.C. schematic diagrams) • Develop the substation communication and network diagram • Prepare specification & Bill of Material for Protection/Control/Metering/RTU/ Communication Panels • Develop Protection and Control Panel layouts. • Develop Protection and Control Panel wiring diagrams. • Develop Cable Schedule for Substation. • Perform Factory Acceptance Test for Protection and Control Panels. • Perform reviews of work performed by others • Work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements • Perform relay coordination study and develop the relay settings file • Coordinate with supplier and contractors • Flexibility to travel locally and internationally to customer meetings and project sites, with an approximate travel of 25%.Qualifications:• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with a power systems emphasis from an ABET-accredited engineering program; Master's degree preferred. • 8 years or more of experience with a focus on protection/control/communications design for high voltage substations. • Experience in Communication Network Technologies • Experience in Communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Modbus, … • Experience in writing and providing support documentation for relay calculations. • Knowledge on ANSI standards, IEC standards knowledge is a plus. • Experience with various vendor protective relay equipment typically used in substation. protection, including SEL, Siemens, GE. • Familiarity with Auto-CAD or Micro-Station. • Good communication skills. • Professional Engineering license is preferred. • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization. Siemens Energy employees with current visa sponsorship may be eligible for internal transfers.
You will be responsible for relay protection and control engineering activities, including detailed design for high voltage substation and transmission projects. This position will offer the ability to directly apply you knowledge of protective relaying and control systems in EPC substation and transmission projects. Perform analysis and design of Protection Systems for HV substation/ and FACTSDevelop substation relaying & metering diagrams (i.e. Single line/A.C./D.C. schematic diagrams) Develop the substation communication and network diagram Prepare specification & Bill of Material for Protection/Control/Metering/RTU/ Communication PanelsDevelop Protection and Control Panel layouts.Develop Protection and Control Panel wiring diagrams.Develop Cable Schedule for Substation.Perform Factory Acceptance Test for Protection and Control Panels.Perform reviews of work performed by othersWork closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirementsPerform relay coordination study and develop the relay settings fileCoordinate with supplier and contractors
Principal SCADA Engineer with a background in SCADA and Communications design for Substation Utility or Generation clients. Technical responsibilities will include the design of any / all of the following: SCADA and Communications systems including RTUs, RTACs, HMIs and IEDs; computer modeling/analysis of electrical systems; preparation of specifications for equipment and systems; report preparation; applying codes and standards and performing and reviewing design computations.Essential Duties: Detailed design of SCADA and Communications systems for high voltage substations including generating single lines, schematics, points lists and configuration files for RTUs, RTACs, HMIs, IEDs and other communications systems componentsDesign of SCADA interfaces with Protection and Control designs including panel wiring, AC/DC schematics, and Control building and relay panel layoutsCoordination with other disciplines as neededPerforming site visits for gathering data, site acceptance and commissioning supportWriting material procurement and construction specifications & evaluating contractor bidsFamiliar with NERC SIP regulatory requirementsProtective relay coordination and settings experience preferredReviewing shop drawingsResearching equipment and client standardsPerforms typical calculations such as equipment and conductor sizing, voltage drop and battery sizingGenerating engineering fee estimatesProviding field support during constructionMentors and teaches less experienced engineers and design staffOccasional overnight travel may be required for client meetings and or site visits Required skills, education and experience: BSEE from and ABET accredited University15+ years of protection and control design experienceExperience working directly with clients, supporting marketing proposals/efforts preferredExperience managing a design budget and schedule preferredMust have excellent verbal and written communication skillsPE license preferred
The roleTo supervise and train staff. Prepare and update Electrical deliverables. The successful candidate will have experience in green field and brown field engineering of offshore O&G facilities and renewables. Capable of contributing to many areas as part of a small project team. Capable of originating documentation and working with minimum supervision and external input.Scope of Responsibilities: To ensure the quality of work undertaken by themselves and others is commensurate with the goal of the activity considering the constraints of time and budget.To support with competency the Engineering Design of Electrical Systems for Offshore and Onshore Installations, from Concept phase to Detail Design, actively participating in the production of Project Deliverables and Discipline Meetings.Conduct Power System studies including calculation files.Design of substations.Coordinate engineering activities with other interested parties.Represent ODE with Clients on technical matters.Prepare and update technical specifications.Prepare and issue reports on electrical design.Prepare and issue Enquiry Documentation.Technical Bid analysis of electrical equipment and materials.Attend Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs).Assist with the preparation of budget estimates (materials and manhours).Review Project Documents produced by third parties.Direct and lead other junior engineers and designers as required. Qualifications/ Experience: Candidates must hold a minimum Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering combined with 5+ years of professional experience in design and engineering.Candidate must be registered with an Engineering Council or equivalent and preferably a Chartered Engineer (or working towards) is considered advantageous.Proven success in delivering studies and preparing clear, concise reports against time, cost, and quality objectives.Experience in feasibility/concept selection studies and FEED projects. Competencies & Soft Skills:Electrical engineer, with experience as an electrical engineer in the oil and gas industry for offshore projects. Candidate should have: ETAP Software experienceCommercial awarenessDetail conscientiousStrong work ethic & leadership skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsTeam player, self-starter.Strong IT literacyFlexible to travel in UK and OverseasGood report and procedure writing skills
This includes managing all activities related to project scope, schedule, cost/budget, quality, communications, resources, procurement, and risk elements to optimize client service, quality and financial performance on large, complex and challenging projects.Essential DutiesLeads the planning and implementation of medium-large power delivery engineering projects ranging in complexity and utilizing resources from multiple office locations.Supports business development by participating in project scoping, fee development, proposal preparation, interviews, negotiations, and contract development.Reviews assigned project(s) after award to define project scope, determine work procedures/sequences and develops schedules, budgets, staffing, vendor lists and progress billing points.Forms a project team and sees that responsibilities are assigned and the execution of tasks are begun and completed according to schedule.Submits documents to federal, state and local authorities for code compliance review and obtains permits required.Meets with client management as necessary during the term of a project to resolve issues and to obtain approvals at the project's completion.Maintains a continuing business relationship with clients as part of ongoing business development efforts.Plans, organizes, communicates and coordinates project engagements.Manages the day-to-day activities of project engagements including Clients and Project Teams.Prepares project opening orders, project outlines, project initiation, project schedules, project executions and project closings.Achieve project objectives including quality/scopes, budgets, and schedules.Maintains accurate and comprehensive Project Records.Achieve project performance metrics established for the engagement (i.e. target margins, revenue, multiplier, etc.).Analyzes project performance, resource utilization, profitability, margins, and revenues.Identifies potential out of scope work. Manages, and negotiates contract change orders.Identifies and manages project risk from the proposal phase through the duration of the project.Trains, mentors, and oversees other Project Managers and conducts/participates in portfolio and project reviews.QualificationsBachelors of Science in engineering from an accredited college or university or relevant experience.MBA (preferred but not required).PE (preferred but not required).Minimum of 15-20 years of increasing experience in the Power Delivery Industry with a minimum of 5 years in project management.Firm understanding of financial management.Demonstrated capabilities and success in managing large multi-discipline programs, projects, multi-office projects, and/or multiple projects.Thorough understanding of various types of power delivery projects (transmission, substation, distribution).Demonstrated understanding and experience in multiple project delivery methods (i.e. DBB, DB, EPC, CM@Risk).Outstanding time management skills.Performance StandardsJob KnowledgeQuality of WorkScheduleBudget and Cost Control and PerformanceRisk ManagementJudgment and InitiativeInterpersonal Skills and TeamworkAdherence to Company Policies and TeamworkLeadership and MentorshipClient Satisfaction
Testing, including (without limitation): reading/verifying all voltage and current inputs to relays; verifying all metering (local and SCADA); calibrating all relays; trip testing (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all alarms (local and SCADA); verifying all function switches, etc.Performing routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment. Commission new substations, power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and microprocessor), pilot channel equipment (power line carrier, pilot wire, transfer, transfer trip, fiber optic, CVT’s, line tuners, line traps, etc.), controls and communications equipmentPlanning, scheduling, and completing test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptionsProviding Project Technical Support to Field Service personnel Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years of field experience in commissioning, panel and equipment checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemesExperience is desirable in any of the following related areas: substation design (including protection & control engineering); substation construction; substation commissioning; SCADA/Fault Data/SER/Integration-Automation equipment installation and testing3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment softwareTest equipment and toll/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above; basic PC skillsQuickly learn and apply test procedure for various types of substation equipment; communicate effectively with diverse groups, tailoring communication for audience and situationLearn and apply client’s switching procedures and safety measures as require
Defining & implementing quality control related to Electrical Work as well as Civil & Electro Mechanical Work in accordance with project specifications & engineering standards.Analyzing substation equipment electrical work such as Installation of Power Transformer, Auxiliary Transformers, Switchgears & SVC Equipment.Conducting inspection of Electromechanical work related to HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Alarm/Firefighting and Lighting & Small PowerMonitoring & ensuring smooth implementation of QA/QC in the panel’s installation, testing and commissioning used at substations.Adhering to approved project time schedule and three weeks schedules for all contractorsPerforming material delivery verification for shortcomings and formulating additional material listLiaising & communicating with Contractors & Clients in supervising construction and implementation of quality workDrafting & presenting RFIs and Material Inspection Reports for client's inspection & approval, Nonconformance Reports (NCR) for non-conformance occurred in material or work executed, and daily, weekly and monthly QA/QC Reports.Prepare Quality reports such as daily reports, Monthly progress reports for submission to Quality manager and Project Management team.Holding review of status of Drawing Transmittal Sheet (DTS) and Drawing Control Sheet (DCS) along with Project Engineer and client for the approval of drawings.Coordinate with client/consultant for submittals/approval of drawings, materials, method statements & ITP’s.Preparation of Red Mark Up Drawings at site for As Built and submission to project management team for final submission.Executing Internal Audits at back office of other divisions/departments within Siemens companies and Site Audits frequently to attain client requirement or quality standardsFacilitating a strong safety culture at site, coordinate/support EHS team at site for implementing the basic and mandatory EHS requirement like 5 electrical safety rules, Hazard identification and Risk AssessmentImproving the customer satisfaction towards QA & EHS by ensuring that no major complaints received from the customerEnsuring: That projects successfully pass the internal QA & EHS assessments and/or audits without major findingsImplementation of the departmental procedures relating to NCR & NCC management, Document Management System at siteExecution of NCC management system by maintaining the closed coordination with the project team for recording the NCRs, NCCs and lesson learned.
Engineering Manager The position is to be filled for an undetermined period of time. Your tasks: Independent set-up and control of an engineering team within projects (engineering management) Implementation and coordination of construction projects in connection with process engineering/power plant-specific tasksPreparation of project phase-dependent documents (terms of reference, tenders, etc.)Preparation of cost estimatesParticipation in project meetings, negotiations, evaluation of bids and preparation of award recommendationsEnsuring quality assurance and quality control during the planning, tendering, construction and operation phasesSelecting and specifying CHP plant and heating plant components in accordance with international regulations and standards as well as internal Vattenfall standardsParticipation in inter-project and inter-departmental exchanges of experiencePreparation of meeting reports and presentationsIn this role, you report to the Project Manager within a project and to the Manager Execution Engineering, be a sparring partner for the project manager and the rest of the project management teamUsing "people Skills" to build and motivate engineering teams. Your profile Degree in process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or power plant engineering and at least 5 years of professional experience in planning and project management. Experience in the operation of heating and combined heat and power plants is an advantageYour professional skills include a sound knowledge of power plant-specific processes in heat generation plants as well as the interface of generation plants to district heating networks, CCS is a plusYour personal competencies include leadership qualities and excellent analytical skillsYou work in a structured manner, are self-initiated and have good communication skillsGood focus on safety and safety in designYou have a very good command of Swedish and EnglishYou have experience in planning and engineering processes as well as in teamwork, including cultural sensitivityWorking on interdisciplinary topics and interfaces with other departments are obligatory for youTravelling is not a problem for you. Engineering Manager The position is to be filled for an undetermined period of time. Your tasks: Independent set-up and control of an engineering team within projects (engineering management) Implementation and coordination of construction projects in connection with process engineering/power plant-specific tasksPreparation of project phase-dependent documents (terms of reference, tenders, etc.)Preparation of cost estimatesParticipation in project meetings, negotiations, evaluation of bids and preparation of award recommendationsEnsuring quality assurance and quality control during the planning, tendering, construction and operation phasesSelecting and specifying CHP plant and heating plant components in accordance with international regulations and standards as well as internal Vattenfall standardsParticipation in inter-project and inter-departmental exchanges of experiencePreparation of meeting reports and presentationsIn this role, you report to the Project Manager within a project and to the Manager Execution Engineering, be a sparring partner for the project manager and the rest of the project management teamUsing "people Skills" to build and motivate engineering teams. Your profile Degree in process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or power plant engineering and at least 5 years of professional experience in planning and project management. Experience in the operation of heating and combined heat and power plants is an advantageYour professional skills include a sound knowledge of power plant-specific processes in heat generation plants as well as the interface of generation plants to district heating networks, CCS is a plusYour personal competencies include leadership qualities and excellent analytical skillsYou work in a structured manner, are self-initiated and have good communication skillsGood focus on safety and safety in designYou have a very good command of Swedish and EnglishYou have experience in planning and engineering processes as well as in teamwork, including cultural sensitivityWorking on interdisciplinary topics and interfaces with other departments are obligatory for youTravelling is not a problem for you.
The Distribution Engineer will work on project teams to create world-class designs for new projects, alterations, and redevelopments on various 2.4kV to 34.5kV overhead and underground utility distribution projects. The Distribution Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical distribution plans according to budget constraints, design factors, or client needs. Develop and prepare distribution voltage packages for both overhead and underground projects, including distribution equipment installation, feeder replacement, cable replacement, and new feeder design.Develop and prepare design sketches, cost estimates, bill of materials, and other required deliverables.Perform various distribution calculations, including cable pulling, voltage drop, and pole loading calculations.Apply strong knowledge of NESC standards and utility standards, guides, specifications, and procedures.Research and compile project-related data as required by the project managers.Perform field inspections for overhead and underground electric facilities on public and private utility systems.Prepare and disseminate project communication regarding vegetation management, third-party attachments, right-of-way, and outage planning.Develop client presentations, reports, and visualizations to demonstrate technical results and project status.All other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.A Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related Engineering Technology degree from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year experienceThree (3) years of relevant engineering experience is a MUST, consulting preferred. Internship experience DOES NOT count.Successful completion (i.e., passing) FE or EIT preferred.Strong knowledge of electrical distribution power flow.Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite).Proficiency in distribution design software and GIS to aid in design.Strong knowledge regarding easements, right-of-way, and permitting for distribution projects.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.