Senior Substation Electrical Engineer

Burns & Mcdonnell Portland , ME 04101

Posted 8 months ago

Responsible for oversight of substation engineering and consulting services for clients across the US and internationally. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating electrical protection & control and/or physical layout design deliverables. Projects range in size, complexity, and voltage class from small distribution equipment upgrades to large transmission projects. This position can influence the future of the resiliency and reliability of the electric grid. Opportunities to advance into leadership/management roles are available.

Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:

  • Lead in preparation of proposals and scope development, including:

  • Conceptual designs and execution plans

  • Engineering/project cost estimates and schedules

  • Lead in the execution of engineering activities:

  • Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of material

  • Protection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring and relay panel wiring

  • Calculations for studies and reports (grounding, lighting protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)

  • Equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing

  • Lead coordination of design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.)

  • Develop and improve processes, tools and/or technology implementations

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team members

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel

  • Perform quality reviews for other engineers and designers

  • Provide short term field support during construction

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives

  • Other areas of involvement may include: relay settings, 3D modeling/design, or industry/professional technical committee involvement

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program

  • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)

  • Professional Engineer registration strongly preferred

  • Proficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI Standard

  • Strong preference for those with:

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria


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Senior Substation Electrical Engineer

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