Electrical Engineer - Substations
- Location: Raleigh
- Salary: $50 - 67 per hour + W2 employment, employer paid medical and dental
Electrical Engineer - Substations
Salary: $50 - 67 per hour + W2 employment, employer paid medical and dental
**ONLY US BASED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED
We 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 available
This 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.
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
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. Essential Duties: Detailed physical design for high voltage substationsGenerating single line diagrams and general arrangementsDetailed Elevations and section viewsAssembly and installation detailsDetailed bills of materials, bid units and material countsCoordination with other disciplines as neededPerforming site visits for data gatheringWriting material procurement and construction specifications & evaluating contractor bidsReviewing shop drawingsResearching equipment and client standardsPerforms typical calculations such as equipment and conductor sizing, grounding and lightning protectionGenerating 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: BS from and ABET accredited University15+ years of substation physical design experienceExperience working directly with clients, supporting marketing proposals/efforts preferredExperience managing a design budget and schedule preferredMust have excellent verbal and written communication skillsMust be able to work legally in the United States for any length of timePE license required
Job Description: Senior Substation Design Engineer Purpose of Position:Provide engineering expertise, leadership, and design solutions for substation projects. Responsible for scoping, designing, and estimating substation designs. Lead the Primary Design team and implement policies and procedures for distribution, sub-transmission, and transmission assets. Key Responsibilities: Provide specialist engineering design and advice for zone substations, industrial substations, and distributed generation network connections.Ensure compliance with technical manuals, safety guidelines, and customer requirements.Review and improve processes to enhance productivity and quality outcomes.Liaise with stakeholders to produce formal responses and reports.Mentor and train design personnel, stimulate critical thinking, and solve complex problems.Develop technical policies and procedures for design and implement change. Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience: Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and relevant professional memberships.Proficiency in AutoCAD for complex design projects.Extensive knowledge of substation design up to 500kV and compliance with standards.Experience integrating renewable power generation and BESS into electricity grids.Strong skills in scoping, estimating, and preparing bids.In-depth understanding of regulatory requirements, safety guidelines, and codes.Expertise in conducting electrical design studies.Excellent communication, mentoring, and leadership skills.Proven experience in substation design, preferably in the power industry.Ability to lead project design teams and implement new technologies.
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+
Job Title: High Voltage Substation Project ManagerPosition Overview:We are seeking a highly skilled Engineering Manager with experience in high voltage substations. The candidate will be responsible for aligning QA/QC processes, providing oversight of engineering, and overseeing design stage deliverables for substation and interconnection facilities.Responsibilities: Collaborate with SCADA + engineers in different departments to align QA/QC processProvide oversight of engineeringOversee design stage deliverables for substation and interconnection facilitiesEnsure adherence to project schedules, budgets, and specificationsMaintain effective communication with stakeholdersPrepare progress reports and presentations Requirements: 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager working on high voltage substationsTechnical background in high voltage ( >65kV+ ) substation engineeringExperience with substation design and settings is highly desirableBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is preferred but not requiredPE certification is a plus
Title - Electrical Package ManagerSalary - CompetitiveLocation - UKOur client, a leading international Offshore Wind Consultancy, are searching for an Electrical Package Manager to join their Electrical Engineering team. In which you will manage the delivery of cabling and substation packages for their offshore wind projects. You would be expected to deliver the electrical aspects of the project from procurement right through to installation. You will directly report into the project director and project board. The successful candidate should have 5 years' minimum experience in high level project appointments and possess an extensive electrical background. Project management qualifications would also strengthen the application further. Responsibilities include: Managing substation and cable PMs to ensure best practiceSetting up procedures and interfaces to ensure efficient operations throughout the lifetime of the projectDetailed reports and meeting deliver to management concerning project progress and focusing on keeping with the project vision The client is a major Offshore Consultancy, offering an exciting opportunity for progression to a Senior Project Manager to be part of a dynamic, growth orientated business within Offshore Wind, working on cutting edge Floating and Fixed projects!Salary is market leading and remuneration can be discussed in further detail if the above criteria is met.All applications should be made via email to email@example.com
**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.
This client is currently looking for a dynamic and process-oriented senior high voltage development engineer to join the team that oversees the regional responsibilities of our project development pipeline. This position will require an individual that can competently manage competing priorities, navigate between early stage conceptual and more “refined” design, and adaptably demonstrate technical tasks with a strong focus on understanding grid integration requirements for renewables. This is a solid opportunity for an engineer that not only is proficient on the technical engineering aspects but enjoys building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, consultants, and Power Utilities. The role will be a part of the Grid Integration Team, in the High Voltage Engineering team that delivers pre-construction development engineering and construction/commissioning execution engineering for High Voltage facilities associated with renewable energy power plants. Voltage ranges from 35kV up to 500kV. The role will play a part in the major growth in the renewable energy sector from greenfield development, large portfolio acquisition and multi-resource generation projects. The High Voltage Development Engineering team is looking to grow its core group of highly resourceful and regionally dedicated engineers as the company enters new markets and innovates on a large scale of energy production.Principal Duties and Responsibilities: • Responsible for early stage/conceptual pre-construction and construction phase design and engineering activities for Solar, Wind, and BESS collector high voltage substations and Generation Tie Lines (35kV to 500kV). • Relating to conceptual designs for preliminary permitting and estimating • Develop scope of work documents for regional renewable projects based on engineering standards and following utility requirements • Manage consultants of 30% design packages for collector substations and transmission facilities. • Raise possibility of completing in-house with design team. • De-risk project pipeline, including M&A portfolios, by performing technical due diligence and coordination with other internal departments. • Support cost estimating efforts for High Voltage facilities, including BOM review and substation expansions. • Establish and maintain relationships with High Voltage specialist consulting firms. • Review Substation EPC bid designs for compliance with interconnection agreement requirements, applicable reliability standards, following scope documents, and meeting company standards etc. • Provide design review and advise on any issues that appear technically incorrect or inconsistent with project documentation and contractual exhibits. • Direct coordination with interconnection providers (CAISO, PJM, NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, WECC, SERC, NEISO) to design collector substations and account for new switchyards per Transmission Provider requirements. • Growth opportunity for leadership role within the engineering team. • Work with a project team including real estate, permitting, interconnection, legal, finance, PV Development engineering, pre-construction and construction. • Travel and field work 25%.Minimum Qualifications • B.S. Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Power Systems. • 7+ years of High Voltage design experience. • Excellent understanding of project management best practices. • Strong communication skills and ability to lead technical discussions among HV EPCs, Power Utilities, and internal stakeholders. • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize projects and tasks. • Able to bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical in a fast paced environment Desired Skills and Experience • PE Licensure. • Experience on ETAP similar electrical modeling software. • Experience on Relay and SCADA controls and architecture. • Experience in PLS-Cadd • PMP Certificate • Experience in training and mentoring other engineer
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
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
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.
Position of: Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Manager Scope of Responsibility includes: - • Establishing electrical operation concept, schematic drawings for HV panels, LV MCC & LV DB’s from single line diagram • Good understanding of 66/11kv, 115/11kv, 22/11kv switchgears, control panel and metering panels • Reviewing of offers/drawings for technical compliance, preparation of instrumentation I/O list, cable sizing & termination schedule preparation. Co-ordination with suppliers on design approvals and FAT & SAT • Supervision of installation, erection, testing and commissioning sub-contractors. Co-ordinate with customers to make changes related with approval drawings. • Pre-commissioning testing of various protection relays of Generator, Transformer, Motor & Feeder Protection of ABB, Schneider, Areva, GE, Reyrolle, Siemens make with following functions. • Trouble shooting and maintenance of all kinds of field instruments which are related to DCS & SCADA system • Provides technical, trouble shooting and maintenance support to all electrical equipment and instrumentation, including low/medium/high voltage substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, distribution systems and associated protection and support equipment. • Testing of Current, Voltage & Power transformers, MV/HV/LV circuit breakers, and Control & Protections schemes with complicated interlocking schemes. • Develop engineering capabilities and work with sales team on project proposal and bidding • Preferably with knowledge in Diesel Generator, Control Panel modification, commissioning and testing. Knowledge in Water Treatment System, Boiler, Turbine, Fuel Handling System, Fuel Preparation System is an added advantage. Requirements • Degree in Science in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems • Min. 5 years of working experience in renewables, power generation, power systems design or similar field. • PE Certificate is an added advantage • Ability to perform detail-oriented, critical reviews of technical documentation • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment • Strong analytical and trouble shooting skills • Ability to write technical reports in English and proficient in MS Office • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) mindset • Travelling/Site stationed is required Interested applicants please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org