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Power Engineers Substation Civil Engineer in Richmond, Virginia

Substation Civil Engineer

Location: Richmond

State/Territory: Virginia

Department: Power Delivery Richmond Substation Dept


Substation Civil Engineer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers, Inc. is actively seeking an experienced, energetic, self-starting team member with a strong civil engineering background to perform engineering design activities for electrical substations. This position will be with our Substation design teams out of our Power Delivery Substation Department in our Richmond, Virginia office. A hybrid and/or in-office work environment is preferred however, a remote role may be considered and is dependent on the individual’s level of experience and proven ability to work remotely.


The Civil Engineer will share responsibility with the rest of the department to produce a product consistent with POWER’s mission statement and our culture. The Civil Engineer 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.

  • Leading other engineers, designers, and drafters and self-performing all aspects of electrical substation civil design including permitting support, site design, roadway design and grading design.

  • Development of civil construction specifications, cost estimates, etc.

  • Coordination with all disciplines contributing to electrical substation design.

  • Constructability of electrical substations.

  • Preparation of calculation packages to satisfy client and code requirements.

  • Perform QA/QC for deliverables to clients.

  • Support Project Manager and Project Engineer 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 will be required.

Required Education/Experience

  • BSCE (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering) degree from an accredited college.

  • 4 + years civil design experience.

  • Mechanical reasoning skills and attention to detail.

  • 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

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

Desired Education/Experience

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) or more years of experience in civil engineering.

  • Experience in foundation design, structure design, and control building design are not required, but would be beneficial.

  • Experience in electric utility substation design (15kV through 500kV) is a plus.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation, RISA, MathCAD, LPile, and Civil 3D are beneficial.

  • Geotechnical background is a plus.

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

  • Professional Engineering license (PE) or the ability to obtain licensure and ability to obtain licensure in multiple states.

  • Ability to successfully participate in multiple projects concurrently and manage budgets and schedules.

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

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

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

EOE, including disability/vets