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Substation Engineer--Novi MI Job

Date: Apr 4, 2014

Location Novi, MI, US

Company: Leidos

Substation Engineer--Novi MI (Job Number:326280)


Substation Project Electrical Engineer ----Office locations: Novi MI, Lisle IL, Framingham MA, Hendersonville IL. Chicago IL

Leidos offers its knowledge and expertise over a wide area of cutting-edge energy technologies and independent oversight, combined with proven business acumen. Building our work for publicly and privately-owned utilities, financial institutions and local governments, we are able to provide our clients with business insight into all sectors of the infrastructure industry. We are seeking a Substation Project Electrical Engineer who will work as a member of a dynamic team and working in a fast paced environment, and solving challenging substation engineering problems. In the project engineering role the qualified individual will require a combination of strong engineering and interpersonal skills and high attention to detail with a passion for quality. The position will include reporting to project managers and directing design engineers and CADD/designer staff and performing design quality reviews. Additionally, the candidate may be responsible for interfacing directly with clients and other staff in remote office locations. Assignments cover the full range of project planning through design and construction support. Design work may range from Protection and Control schemes at 12.5kV through 500kV to Smart Grid and substation communications projects.


The successful candidate will apply a diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to substation engineering, design, and operation in the electric utility industry. Job functions include but are not limited to the following:
• Act as lead engineer on projects
• Prepare equipment specifications, analyzes bids, makes recommendations for purchase
• Apply standards including the NESC, IEEE, IEC, and is familiar with design guides such as the RUS Bulletin 1742E-200
• Familiar with state and federal safety, regulatory compliance requirements, and construction codes
• Prepare project analysis, budgets, schedules, and plans
• Prepares construction and procurement documents
• Supports construction and substation and equipment commissioning
• Act a resource and mentor to other engineering staff


The successful candidate will demonstrate their capability to perform the job functions with a combination of the following educations, experience, knowledge, and skills. These include:
§ BS in Electrical Engineering from an accredited four-year institution; a MS is desired
§ Professional Engineer’s license preferred
§ 8+ of experience related to the engineering and design of utility transmission and distributions substations to 345 kV
§ Electrical and civil engineering principals and practices as applied in the electric utility environment and the ability to analyze,
§ Experience in the following areas:
- Substation site selection and permitting
- Arrangement and layout
- Equipment selection and specification
- Component and material assemblies
- One and three-line diagrams
- Knowledge of contemporary protection microprocessor based equipment and integration of same into operating schemes functioning with distributed intelligence
- Control and protection schemes including the preparation of schematics and wiring diagrams
- Application and interconnection of SCADA systems
- Substation grounding analysis and design
- Cabling and wiring and associated conduit systems
§ Proficient in the use of computer software used for the planning, analysis, and design of electric utility projects;
§ Proficient in the use of typical office computer software such as WORD, EXCEL, PROJECT, ACROBAT ADOBE
§ Demonstrated ability to communicate, collaborate and interact with clients and other project team members
§ Demonstrated technical writing skills

This job will at times require periodic travel and potentially short time assignment at client sites.

Leidos Overview:Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

Job Posting: Oct 21, 2013, 3:17:16 PM
Primary Location: United States-MI-NOVI

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time

Other Locations: United States-IL-LISLE, United States-MA-FRAMINGHAM, United States-IL-CHICAGO

Nearest Major Market: Detroit
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