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Power Engineers Substation Project Engineer/Lead in Richmond, Virginia

Substation Project Engineer/Lead



Department:Power Delivery Richmond Substation Dept


Substation Project Engineer/Lead

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers is accepting applications for a Substation Project Engineer/Lead to work as a Project Engineer/Lead in the Power Delivery Substation Department in our Richmond, Virginia office. Responsibilities

The Project Engineer/Lead will share responsibility with the rest of the department to produce a product consistent with POWER's mission statement and our culture. The Project Engineer/Lead is expected to support the Area Lead/Regional Manager (AL/RM) in achieving the goals of the department, maintain POWER's high-quality standards, promote internal teamwork and meet the needs of our clients. This position is also responsible for assisting with developing, maintaining, and strengthening client relationships within the region.

  • Support AL/RM with the management of relationships with alliance clients.

  • Develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and quality of assigned projects.

  • Perform and direct others in the detailed design of low to extra high voltage substations including, but not limited to:

  • One-line diagrams

  • Schematics

  • Wiring diagrams


  • Communications

  • Station physical layouts

  • Sections/Elevations

  • Cable and conduit plans and details

  • Ground grid design and details

  • Foundation plans and details

  • Structural plans and details

  • Control enclosure design and details

  • Lightning protection plans

  • Yard lighting plans

  • Bills of Materials

  • Inter-discipline coordination activities

  • Specify and select substation equipment

  • Contribute to substation equipment specifications

  • Construction Support

  • Facility Studies

  • Site visits

  • Support QA/QC for deliverables to clients.

  • Support PM (Project Manager) with project reporting needs.

  • Support proposal development.

  • Support the mentorship and training of other team members.

  • Understand and adhere to client standards and processes while working individually or within a team to complete complex and technically challenging designs.

  • Occasional travel.

    Required Education/Experience

  • BSEE (BS Electrical Engineering) or BSEET (BS Electrical Engineering Technology) degree, Associates degree, or equivalent technical education.

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in substation design.

  • Experience in 15kV through 230kV substation design and IEEE/ANSI standards.

  • Experience filling the role of substation electrical engineer for several projects occurring concurrently.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with and emphasis on Excel and Word.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, tracking and organizing many tasks of varying importance and size.

  • Proven ability and desire to mentor and help others.

  • The candidate must have strong command of the English language with good written and oral communication skills in order to work effectively with internal team members and external client personnel.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. without the need for work sponsorship.

    Desired Education/Experience

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) or more years of experience in substation design.

  • Experience in 230kV through 500kV substation design.

  • Professional Engineer license (PE).

  • Experience managing people on a project team.

  • Experience with MicroStation (V8 or newer).

    At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

    Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.