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Senior Substation Design Engineer

Company Name:
Burns & McDonnell
DESCRIPTION
Responsible for performing substation
engineering
services
on various projects (from 69kV up to 765 kV voltage level). Prepare electrical protection and control design deliverables for high and extra high voltage substations (HV and EHV).
Assignments may include:
o Design substations utilizing client standards including bill of materials, yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, ground grid, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC and DC power systems, and cable lists.
o Prepare calculations and equipment specifications.
o Prepare new and modifies existing relay drawings including relay panel arrangements, single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring, and relay panel wiring.
o Executes complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.
o May develop and evaluate plans for major projects.
o May assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient or testing is advisable.
o May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments. Progressive design and project management responsibilities.
o Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members. Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel.
o Some marketing responsibilities.
o Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program. Minimum 8 years related high voltage (69kV and above) physical substation design experience and experience with power systems including:
o power systems studies - load flow and short circuit analysis
o power systems design - one line, three line, DC and AC schematics,
o power apparatus in utility projects, and
o project scopes, project schedules and deliverables.
Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience. Advanced knowledge of power systems protection, high voltage engineering, underground systems, transmission and distribution systems, grounding, lightning outages and substation shielding. Proficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI Standards.
Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

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