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Power Engineers Substation Electrical Designer in Billings, Montana

Substation Electrical Designer

Location: Billings

State/Territory: Montana

Department: Power Delivery Billings Substation Dept


Substation Electrical Design er

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers is currently seeking a Substation Protection & Control (P&C) Designer to work in the Power Delivery Substation Department in our Billings, Montana office. Flexibility is available for a hybrid work environment (employee will need to live within driving distance of the office).


The position includes working individually within a team to complete complex and technically challenging aspects of electrical utility substation design and understanding and adhering to client standards.

  • Perform the detailed P&C design of medium to extra high voltage utility substations. Typical designs include but are not limited to:

  • One-line diagrams

  • P&C equipment selection

  • Protection and control schematics

  • Wiring diagrams


  • Communications

  • Material lists

  • Conduit and cable sizing/routing

  • AC and DC systems calculations and sizing

  • Engineering Documentation such as Requests for Information (RFIs), Scope Documents, Equipment Specifications, Protection and Control Descriptions, and Construction Specifications

  • Work with engineers to develop drawing packages

  • Coordinate designs with other disciplines such as Substation Physical, Structural, and Civil

  • Participation in quality assurance and quality control programs

  • Contribute to engineering project scheduling and budget management

Required Education/Experience

  • Associate's degree or equivalent technical education

  • Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation; experience with both is preferred

  • Understanding of protection and control design

  • Electrical reasoning skills and attention to detail

  • Good command of the Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on Outlook, Excel and Word

  • The candidate must have strong command of the English language with good written and oral communication skills in order to work effectively with internal team members and external client personnel

  • Candidate must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. without the need for work sponsorship

Desired Education/Experience

  • Three (3) or more years' experience in utility substation design is preferred

  • Familiarity with Raster Design and/or Bentley Descartes

  • Ability to produce applicable drawings from rough sketches, notes, client examples, vendor drawings, and such

  • Ability to select materials based on technical requirements

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good, build success. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.

EOE, including disability/vets