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Substation Design Engineer- Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA 15106

Posted: 03/25/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 615302 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Our client is looking for a substation design engineer, with a PE, to work with a team  in Pittsburgh, PA. You will be in a position to help lead a team and grow within an amazing company.

- Registered Professional Engineer with NCEES record.
- 5+ years of electrical utility Transmission/Distribution design experience (as an employee, contractor, or consultant) with a working knowledge High Voltage Transmission line design at voltage of 69kV and higher.
- Technical competency in all aspects of Transmission Line utility design including general arrangement and layout of the structures; understanding of the functions and application of all Line components (hardware, poles, permits, survey, clearances, loading); understanding of foundation design, grounding, lightning and shielding protection, sag and tension limits; etc.
- Knowledgeable of a complete a detailed bill of material showing all materials required for the construction of Transmission Lines.
- Ability to ensure that a complete design package (drawings, bill of materials, conduit lists, construction specifications, etc.) are delivered to the client within budget and on time with a high level of quality.
- Working knowledge of NESC, ASCE, ACI and IEEE.
- Working knowledge and experience to perform:- PLSCADD Line design
- PLSPOLE structure design.
- MFAD Foundation design.
- Total installed cost estimating
- Specifications and Contract documents.

- Oversee the work of junior staff and mentor designers/drafters
- Collaborate, communicate, and liaise effectively with other design disciplines, colleagues, construction contractors, consultants, materials suppliers, and clients
- Visit sites, advise on transmission line 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
- Support design needs of permitting activities
- Experience working in a field or construction environment implementing or verifying engineering drawings.

A. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.
B. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
C. Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percent and to draw and interpret spreadsheets


A. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
B. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
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