Principal Substation Engineer

Posted 23 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameRaquel Fasci

Job description

Job title: Principal Substation Engineer
Position: Contract
Location: Jacksonville, FL

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.

Must haves:
-High Voltage experience (Outdoor substations)
- EPC and power generation experience preferred
- PE is required for Principal Substation Engineer role


* 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 our client 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.

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.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.