Senior Substation Engineer

Job Description

The Senior Substation Engineer serves as a technical specialist but may also be asked to participate in some management and marketing responsibilities. Acts as a senior engineer of the department. Responsible for technical development in the electrical engineering discipline.


· May serve as Project Engineer on routine to complex, single-discipline projects and routine to complex multi-discipline projects.

· Will serve as lead QAQC engineer on projects to coordinate reviews with engineers and designers.

· Assists with proposal development and project documentation including estimating engineering manhours/construction costs estimates for scope.

· Assists with scope and QAQC process development and reviews documentation.

· Able to review/create One-Line Diagram, Three-line Diagrams, Electrical Yard, Grounding & Conduit Layouts, and Protection & Control Diagrams for High Voltage Substations.

· Coordinates all aspects of project document completion within the company and externally with clients and other design professionals.

· Reviews work of the project design team. Checks the progress of work and alerts the Project Manager to needed changes to the scope or other services.

· Trains and educates less experienced team members with technical substation knowledge.

· Must have experience in both outdoor and yard electromechanical substation equipment as well as relaying protection and control schemes.

· Works with code officials, utility standards, and other design professionals to make design decisions as well as determining when an interpretation or exception to the code/standard is required.

· Promotes the use of and participates in the development of company design and production standards.

· Assumes responsibility for engineering within his/her discipline for routine projects.

· May be asked to make recommendation and/or decisions on unusual or complicated issues.

· May prepare or review construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.

· Performs and may direct construction support/management on routine and simple projects.

· May direct construction observation of others on simple projects.

· May assist in the education and development of design staff and acts as a resource for design questions.

· Manage & Coordinate drafters and designers in drafting required drawings for substation projects.



  • Must have knowledge of applicable building codes and National Electrical Code & National Electrical Safety Code.
  • Must keep current on the “state of the art” in their design specialty through review of periodicals and continuing education.
  • Proficient in the use of computer for design and understand CAD operations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the client.
  • Integrity, sense of responsibility, independent judgment.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in the PC/windows environment with experience in e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree required, with specialization in the electrical discipline.
  • 15+ years of previous consulting or substation engineering/design experience
  • Must have experience with dealing with utilities and use of their standards.
  • Ohio PE License. May be working towards certification.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.
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