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Power Engineers Substation Senior Designer in Freeport, Maine

Substation Senior Designer



Department:Power Delivery Freeport Substation Dept


Substation Senior Designer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers is currently seeking a Substation Senior Designer to work in the Power Delivery Substation Department in our Maine office. Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Mentor less experienced staff in substation project execution.

  • Perform and direct others in the detailed design of medium to extra high voltage utility substations. Typical designs include but are not limited to:

  • One-line diagrams

  • Protection and control schematic development

  • Wiring diagrams


  • Communications

  • Substation physical layouts

  • Material lists

  • Conduit and cable sizing/routing

  • AC and DC systems calculations and sizing

  • Substation grounding

  • Selection of substation equipment; writing of substation equipment specifications, proposal development, construction cost estimates, and project scheduling.

  • Participation in quality assurance and quality control programs.

    Required Education/Experience

  • Associates degree or equivalent technical education.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation.

  • Candidate must have understanding of substation equipment and its function.

  • Candidate shall have good command of the Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on 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.

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

    Desired Education/Experience

  • Ten (10) 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, vendor drawings, and such.

  • Ability to provide material take-off lists such as P&C equipment, wire conduit, HV connectors, and bus supports.

  • 3D CAD experience is a plus.

    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 work, make money. 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.