The Physical Substation Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the design and/or checking of general arrangements, equipment plans, elevations, sections, control house layouts, grounding design, lightning protection, lighting layouts, conduit and cable design, bills of material, and cable schedules. Engineer will be expected to perform their project activities to an acceptable level of quality and according to project schedules.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Knowledge of major substation equipment, the functions of that equipment, and ability to select and specify substation equipment
Familiarity with relevant industry codes and standards
Knowledge of the types of drawings required to construct an electrical substation
Knowledge of electrical calculations required to design an electrical substation
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to meet industry, client, and internal standards and/or best practices
Mentor less experienced engineers and designers
Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
Develops engineering cost estimates for proposals.
Preparation of equipment specifications, bid evaluations and procurement recommendations.
Development of physical electrical design submittals
Ability to work on multiple projects at a time
Travel to client offices and job sites
Coordinates with client and internal project management team
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program required. Professional Engineer (PE) license required. At least three years of physical electrical design experience in substation demonstrating continuous growth and knowledge expansion. Experience in leading design for substation physical electrical projects including: Substation layout and electrical design for voltages ranging from LV up to EHV transmission level voltages, Scoping, engineering cost estimating, and proposal support. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.
Commonwealth Associates, Inc. (“Commonwealth”) is a 100% employee-owned and managed engineering and consulting firm profiled among the Top 10 Electrical Design Firms in the nation by EC&M magazine. Every day, our team of nearly 300 project managers, engineers, environmental experts, real estate brokers, licensed UAV pilots and other team members combine their talents to influence and shape the secure energy future. We do this by collaborating and innovating to meet the emerging needs of our utility, IPP, governmental, industrial and institutional clients. We also provide leadership to the industry through our professionals’ active involvement planning and presenting at industry conferences and serving on the committees that are writing tomorrow’s standards today. Our primary focus areas include: Power Generation and Energy, including Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids; Electrical System Studies; Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering; Substation Engineering; Environmental and Permitting Services; Land and Right of Way Services; and Owners Engineering. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Commonwealth has offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Florida; and Spokane, Washington.