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Power Engineers Remote Option - Substation Physical Designer in Richmond, Virginia

Remote Option - Substation Physical Designer

Location: Southeast


Department: Power Delivery Richmond Substation Dept


Remote Option - Substation Physical Designer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

Power Engineers, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Substation Physical Designer to work out of one of our Power Delivery Substation Departments located in the southeast region. This includes departments in our Atlanta GA, Ft. Mill SC, Orlando FL and Richmond VA locations.Flexibility is available to work remotely, hybrid and/or in the office.Home residence is preferred to be in GA, FL, SC and VA with consideration for locations in NC, TN, VA and WV.


The Physical Designer will share responsibility with the rest of the department to produce a product consistent with POWER’s mission statement and our culture. The Designer is expected to support the group in achieving the goals of the department, maintain POWER’s high-quality standards, promote internal teamwork and meet the needs of our clients. This position is also responsible assisting with developing, maintaining and strengthening client relationships within the region.

  • Perform and direct others in the detailed design of medium to extra high voltage substations including, but not limited to

  • 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

  • Inter-discipline coordination activities

  • Specify and select substation equipment

  • Contribute to substation equipment specifications

  • Construction support

  • Site visits

  • Perform QA/QC for deliverables to clients

  • Support proposal development

  • Support project budgeting, project scheduling and project reporting

  • Support the mentorship and training of other team members

  • Shall 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

  • Associate degree or equivalent technical education

  • Three (3) or more years of experience in substation physical design

  • Experience with AutoCAD (version 2016 or newer)

  • Experience with MicroStation (V8 or newer)

  • Mechanical reasoning skills and attention to detail

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel and Word

  • Experience filling the role of substation designer for several projects occurring concurrently

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, tracking and organizing many tasks of varying importance and size

  • Proven ability and desire to mentor and help others

  • A 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

Desired Education/Experience

  • Six (5) to ten (10) or more years of experience in substation design

  • An understanding of substation equipment and its function

  • 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)

  • 3D CAD experience

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) experience

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