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At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Substation Civil Structural Engineer

Position Type: Direct Hire

Location: Raleigh, NC 

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Status: Exempt

Job Summary: 

PIC Group is seeking Substation Civil Structural Engineer for Raleigh NC with a company that is experiencing extreme growth.  The Substation Civil Structural Engineer will provide civil-structural engineering and technical expertise to transmission substation engineering and design teams for the purpose of delivering safe, cost-effective, and quality engineering and design services. The Substation Civil Structural Engineer will be involved with civil-structural specific design and direction on complex engineering and technical challenges for projects. The successful candidate will lead discipline specific work for projects, perform responsible charge engineering duties, and manage project schedules and budgets in addition to supporting proposal development, project cost estimating as well as supporting business development efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Create civil-structural project scopes, estimates, budgets, and schedules for substation projects
Perform calculations for various foundation types including drilled piers, spread footers, and transformer pads
Design transformer oil containment systems
Analyze new and existing steel (or wood) structures using modeling software
Oversee the work of junior staff and mentor designers/drafters
Collaborate with senior civil engineers to create best practices, quality assurance, and processes and procedures.
Collaborate, communicate, and liaise effectively with other design disciplines, colleagues, construction contractors, consultants, materials suppliers, and clients.

Job Requirements:

Ability to interpret written specifications and implement them on engineering drawings.
Ability to read, understand, and create civil engineering drawing packages associated with the physical layout of a substation, specific to the creation of foundation and structure designs.
Visit sites, advise on civil and structural engineering issues, and modify design to solve issues during construction
Provide general project management capabilities to coordinate staff, assign tasks, and accomplish projects in an efficient manner
Assist the Project Manager in the preparation and review of proposals and contracts for the civil-structural scope
Support design needs for permitting activities  
Manage budgets and project schedules
Work independently and Team-Oriented
Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members.
Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. 
Good written and oral communication skills.
Understanding of advanced electrical engineering concepts as they impact civil-structural designs.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting at workstation for extended periods of time viewing monitors
Working on keyboard and using computer mouse
When visiting client sites must follow site safety rules and work in all weather conditions.

Education / Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited Engineering Program
5 to 7 years’ experience as a practicing engineer
Experience in power utility industry is desired
Licensed Professional Engineer or the ability to be licenses within one year.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.

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