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Lead Staff Electrical Engineer: Substation Physical Design

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Type of Employment: Contract

Employer Info

Our client is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri, focused on planning, designing, permitting, constructing, and managing facilities all over the world.

Job Summary

Our client is currently seeking for a Lead Staff Electrical Engineer: Substation Physical Design. You will be responsible for completing physical design on various EPC substation projects. They will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical plans according to budget constraints, design factors and client needs.

Job Description

-Prepare/create general arrangements, sections and electrical details, yard layouts, and bill of materials for the installation of new, or modifications to existing, substations.
-Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such as power transformers, power circuit breakers, control enclosures, and other related high-voltage materials.
-Perform calculations such as lightning protection, grounding analysis, and lighting plans.  Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to P&C, civil, structural, and transmission line engineers.
-Apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings.
-Assist with client communication and manufacturer drawing reviews.
-Research solutions to project concerns; analyze and recommend solutions to problems.
-Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager and others as needed.
-Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced team members.
-Approve design codes and specifications related to design requirements.
-Support the development of subcontracted diverse firms and Company international affiliates.
-Participate in marketing and possible client development meetings.
-Responsible for the physical design QA/QC process.
-Evaluate manufacture prints from vendors to verify they meet design criteria.
-All other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

-Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems.
-Knowledge of basic protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment.
-Familiarity with microprocessor-based protection and control systems with the ability to understand one-lines and control schematics.
-Substation physical layout, electrical clearances, rigid and strain bus design, ground grid design, surge and direct stroke protection, and raceway design.
-Familiarity with relevant codes and standards such as NEC, NESC, IEEE, NEMA, and ANSI.
-Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.
-At least 3 years of electrical engineering experience, consulting preferred.
-Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
-Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.
-Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem ]solving skills.


-Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program. Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
-Successful completion (i.e., passing) FE or EIT, or PE, preferred.

Additional Requirements

-Ability to travel (10% to 25%).
-Must be able to pass drug screen.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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