Substation Engineer (2 positions - REMOTE)


Posted: 10/30/2023 Job Number: 21024

Job Description


Job Title: Engineer II;Substation

Location: Nationwide

Department: Power Delivery

Pay Range: $85K- $120K

Contract or Direct Hire:  Direct

Other: 2 openings


Job Description:


As a Substation Engineer II, you will be an integral member of our Power Delivery Group, specializing in the planning, engineering, and design, as well as the execution of substation projects. With 4-8 years of experience in the power delivery industry, you will bring your technical prowess to the forefront of our operations. Your contribution will be instrumental in advancing power delivery projects, solidifying our reputation as a leader in the energy infrastructure sector. Join us and be a driving force behind innovative power solutions that shape the future. 



  • Diverse substation engineering tasks, including conceptual design, detailed engineering, and project implementation, with a primary focus on the engineering and design phases
  • Assists in overseeing the entire lifecycle of substation projects.
  • Collaborating closely with a team of dedicated professionals, you will ensure the seamless and reliable delivery of substation projects while adhering rigorously to industry standards and codes
  • Conducting detailed analysis to ensure system reliability and efficiency.
  • Provide field support during construction.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Performs work which involves conventional engineering practices but may involve a variety of complex features.
  • Requires general knowledge of precedents in specialty areas and familiarity with basic principles and practices in related specialties.
  • May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.
  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Education Requirements (min) 

B.S. In Engineering from ABET accredited program 



4-8+ years premised on extensive, varied, progressive experience in applicable field 


Professional Accreditation 
  • EIT required or able to obtain certification within 6 months
  • E. Preferred or has passed the National Principals and Practice Exam and is accruing experience.


Software Skills 
  • Autocad
  • Autocad Electric
  • ETAP
  • SKM Power*Tools
  • GIS Software
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • 3D Modeling Software (Inventor, P4A, P4I, Solid Works)
  • Au


 General Knowledge 
  • Capable of all technical requirements of an Engineer I
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of real-world engineering topics that fall within the engineers discipline to the extent that the engineer can competently participate in a technical discussion with other SMEs within that discipline
  • Mentors and supervises engineering staff (Eng.I and Eng.II)
  • Provides training presentations within the engineer's discipline to educate others within the company on topics related to the discipline.  
  • Expands knowledge in other areas of specialty or discipline, developing breadth or further develops expertise and specialization in one area.
  • Able to perform engineering calculations applicable to discipline. Provides engineering and technical solutions by using existing or developing tools, methods, approaches and tactics in new ways or by modifying and improving them.
  • Safety Practices: Knowledge of safety protocols and best practices for working in and around substations, including high-voltage safety procedures.
  • Project Documentation: Ability to create and maintain project documentation, including drawings, specifications, and reports specific to substation design.
  • Quality Assurance and Control: Understanding of quality assurance and quality control processes to ensure that substation projects meet required standards.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Skill in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, including electrical engineers, designers, environmental experts, and project managers.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance related to substation projects, including local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Emerging Technologies: Awareness of emerging technologies and trends in substation design and automation.
  • Professional Development: Commitment to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with industry developments and best practices specific to substations.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills to convey technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address complex engineering challenges within substation projects.
  • Mentorship and Leadership: Capability to provide mentorship to junior engineers and take on leadership roles within substation project teams.
  • Ethical and Safety Awareness: Adherence to ethical standards and a strong commitment to safety in engineering practices related to substations.


Discipline Technical Knowledge 

  • Substation Design: Proficiency in designing substation systems, including layout, equipment selection, and protection schemes. 
  • Electrical Engineering: Knowledge of electrical engineering principles related to substation design, including equipment specifications, relay protection, and control systems.
  • Codes and Standards: Familiarity with industry codes and standards governing substation design and safety, such as IEEE standards and NESC (National Electrical Safety Code).
  • Equipment Selection: Understanding of substation equipment selection and specifications, including transformers, circuit breakers, switches, and relays.
  • Project Management: Skills in project management, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation specific to substation projects.
  • AutoCAD and Design Software: Proficiency in AutoCAD and relevant design software for creating substation layouts and schematics.
  • Equipment Testing: Knowledge of substation equipment testing and commissioning procedures to ensure proper functionality and reliability.
  • Relay Protection: Understanding of protective relay coordination and schemes to safeguard substation equipment and maintain system reliability.
  • Control Systems: Familiarity with substation control systems, including SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Communication Protocols: Understanding of communication protocols used in substations, such as DNP3 and Modbus.
  • GIS Software: Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software for mapping and spatial analysis related to substation location and design.
  • Environmental Regulations: Awareness of environmental regulations and considerations relevant to substation projects, such as permitting requirements.

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