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Principal Substation Physical Engineer

Jacksonville, FL 32034

Posted: 04/05/2024 Job Number: 21959328

Job Description


Principal Substation Engineer
Position: Contract
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Location: On Site
Canadian based Candidates preferred

You will provide engineering support for the design of substation facilities for voltages up to and including 765 kV for our client and its Customers as an integral part of the Power Networks team. This includes new substations and switchyards, modifications, additions and upgrades to existing facilities.


Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently perform tasks that typically include:

Substation physical design including overall engineering and analysis for new switchyards and substations, additions and modifications
Preparation of specifications and provide procurement support
Preparation of engineering drawings including layout and general arrangements for all major equipment and structures required for high voltage switchyards or substation. Drawings include site plans, plan and elevation views, grounding, conduit, lighting, lightning protection and shielding, control building arrangements and details, AC station service, DC systems and Bills of Material.
Perform auxiliary electrical power system studies including load flow, short circuit, voltage drop, protection and coordination, ampacity, and battery sizing studies.
Perform substation grounding calculations and studies, lightning protection and insulation coordination, lighting, bus calculations, transformer and bus sizing calculations, fault calculations, and AC and DC auxiliary system sizing calculations.
Perform proposal preparation, proposal estimates, and provide input to scope documents and client presentations
Work in a team-oriented environment with ability to work independently or as part of a group when and as required
Responsible for the quality assurance of the documents to the applicable client standards
Commitment to Customer service and ability to work independently on more varied and complex tasks when required
Supervise/coordinate other engineers of equal and lesser experience to successfully deliver a project. Provides technical direction to subordinate team members.
Complete tasks in accordance with project procedures, applicable codes and/or standards, on schedule and within budget
Discuss technical problems and communicate effectively with other project personnel and outside Customers
Perform independent audits and reviews of technical work
Perform the function of a team leader that is capable of solving complex issues and act as a lead engineer responsible for the quality of the deliverables
Interface with other departmental staff, project management, and with outside Customers
Ability to travel to job sites to perform site walkdown
Responsible for the quality assurance of the documents to the applicable drawing standards and responsible for the proper document management procedures are followed

Skills / Qualifications

12+ years of experience in substation engineering
Highly effective technical and practical engineering skills and ability to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely work to *** and its Customers
A sound knowledge of the fundamental requirements of the electrical engineering, and the basic requirements of other engineering fields
A sound knowledge of applicable local and international standards and statutory and regulatory requirements
Competent use of electrical engineering specific software
Competent use of relevant software such as MS Office Suite
Substantial technical land practical experience in electrical engineering in the same or similar industry including experience in working in multi-disciplinary projects and teams
Experience working in project leadership role
Experience in estimating project costs and writing proposal content
Ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal and written communication skills that permit working efficiently alongside other senior substation engineers and designers in a team setting
4 or 5 year Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering
Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States required
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