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Power Engineers Substation Physical Designer in Portland, Oregon

Substation Physical Designer



Department:Power Delivery Portland Substation Group


Substation Physical Designer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers is currently seeking a CAD designer to work as an electrical substation designer in the Power Delivery Substation Department of our Portland office located in Lake Oswego, Oregon.Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will support Substation project work and will develop physical layouts, plans and section views; control house design and details; cable and conduit plans and details; ground grid design and details; lightning protection plans; yard lighting plans.

  • The successful candidate shall be able to specify and select substation equipment; contribute to substation equipment specifications, proposal development, and project scheduling.

  • Other duties include understanding and adhering to client drafting standards and working individually within a team to complete complex and technically challenging aspects of electric utility substation design.

Required Education/Experience

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent technical education.

  • Candidate must have experience with AutoCAD (version 2016 or newer).

  • Candidate must have experience with MicroStation (V8 or newer).

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

  • Candidate must have mechanical reasoning skills and attention to detail.

  • 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

  • 5+ years' experience in electric utility substation design.

  • Familiarity with Raster Design and/or Bentley Descartes.

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

  • Ability to select non-engineered materials (bus, high voltage switches, cable, insulators).

  • 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.