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Power Engineers Remote Option - Substation Project Engineer/Lead in Richmond, Virginia

Remote Option - Substation Project Engineer/Lead

Location: Southeast


Department: Power Delivery Richmond Substation Dept


Remote Option - Substation Project Engineer/Lead

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

Power Engineers, Inc. is currently seeking aSubstation Project Engineer/Lead to lead Substation design teams out of our Power Delivery Substation Department 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, NC, SC, TN, VA or WV.


The Project Engineer/Lead will share responsibility with the rest of the department to produce a product consistent with POWER’s mission statement and our culture. The Project Engineer/Lead is expected to support the Department Manager/Area Lead (DM/AL) 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.

  • Support DM/AL with the management of relationships with alliance clients

  • Develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and quality of assigned projects

  • Perform and direct others in the detailed design of medium 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

  • Inter-discipline coordination activities

  • Specify and select substation equipment

  • Contribute to substation equipment specifications

  • Construction support

  • Facility studies

  • Site visits

  • Perform QA/QC for deliverables to clients

  • Support PM with project reporting needs

  • Support proposal development

  • Support the mentorship and training of other team members

  • Shall understand 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), BSEET (BS Electrical Engineering Technology) degree, Associate’s degree or equivalent technical education

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in substation design

  • Experience in 15kV through 230kV substation design and IEEE/ANSI standards

  • Experience filling the role of project engineer/lead for several substation projects occurring concurrently

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

  • 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

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) or more years of experience in substation design

  • Experience in 230kV through 500kV substation design and IEEE/ANSI standards

  • Professional Engineering license (PE)

  • Experience managing people on a project team

  • Experience with MicroStation (V8 or newer)

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