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Power Engineers Entry-Level Substation Electrical Engineer in Richmond, Virginia

Entry-Level Substation Electrical Engineer

Location: Richmond

State/Territory: Virginia

Department: Power Delivery Richmond Substation Dept


Entry Level Substation Electrical Engineer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

Power Engineers, Inc. is actively seeking a talented, energetic, self-starting Entry Level Substation Electrical Engineer to perform design activities for electrical substations. Classified as an Electrical Engineer I, this individual will work with our Substation design teams out of our Power Delivery Substation Department in our Richmond, Virginia office. Flexibility is available to work hybrid and/or in the office (employee will need to live within driving distance of the office).


The Electrical Engineer will share responsibility with the rest of the department to produce a product consistent with POWER’s mission statement and our culture. They are expected to support the department in achieving its goals, maintain POWER’s high-quality standards, promote internal teamwork and meet the needs of our clients.

Perform the detailed design of low to extra-high voltage substations including, but not limited to

  • One-line diagrams

  • Schematics

  • Wiring diagrams


  • Communications

  • Station physical layouts

  • Sections/Elevations

  • Cable and conduit plans and details

  • Ground grid design and details

  • Foundation plans and details

  • Structural plans and details

  • Control enclosure design and details

  • Lightning protection plans

  • Yard lighting plans

  • Bills of Materials

  • Site visits

  • Support QA/QC for deliverables to clients

  • Shall learn, understanding and adhere to client standards and processes while working individually or within a team to complete complex and technically challenging designs

  • Occasional travel

Required Education/Experience

  • BSEE (BS Electrical Engineering) or BSEET (BS Electrical Engineering Technology) degree, from an accredited university preferably with a power option

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of electrical engineering to build on.

  • 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.

  • Candidates should enjoy living in the Richmond, VA area, or have a desire and ability to relocate to Richmond with minimal assistance.

Desired Education/Experience

  • At least 3 months relevant electrical engineering work experience; could be on an internship or co-op basis.

  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

  • Knowledge of electrical utility substations and familiarity with substation design.

  • Engineer In Training certificate (EIT) or passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

  • Telehealth Benefit covers all providers

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • New Dads and Moms Benefit program

  • Fertility Benefits

  • Gender affirming care

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

Salary DOE

EOE, including disability/vets

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