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Substation Engineer

Company: McCord Engineering, Inc.
Location: College Station
Posted on: September 1, 2019

Job Description:

SUBSTATION ENGINEER / DESIGNER --McCord Engineering, Inc. is looking for a substation engineer / designer to join our firm.--The position will be primarily involved with electrical substation engineering design for our clients.--Most projects involve working directly with our clients which include municipal utilities, cooperatives, industrial and private entities.--QUALIFICATIONS Able to provide design and detailed direction to technical staff in substation design and AutoCAD.Design recommendations, adaptations and modifications for foundation design, structural steel design, and grading plans. Perform calculations using engineering formulas and skills and completes own design work, which may involve computer-aided and/or manual design calculationsProvide interpretation and make decisions in accordance with relevant US codes (NESC, RUS, ASCE), standards, Federal and State laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.--Principles and practices of electrical engineering as applied to the design and construction of an electrical substation.Project management on smaller projects, including direct client relationship.Coordinate tasks between departments within McCord Engineering, Inc., sub-consultants, vendors and client.Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.--EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work expected to be performed. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to nor all encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title. --------------------Preparation of high, medium, and low-voltage substation and switchyard drawings including one-line and three-line diagrams, physical equipment arrangement plans, section views, grounding and lighting plans.--------------------Designing protective relay and metering schemes for high and medium-voltage busses and transformers a plus, but not required.------------------Routing and electrical design of Transmission lines utilizing the Power Line Systems software suite including PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE (selection of wire, structure types, ROW widths, clearances, loading cases, structure locations, vendor hardware, etc.) is a plus, but not required.------------------Develop documents, drawings, criteria and specifications for procurement of materials and/or construction as well as quality control reviews.------------------Prepare drawings and documentation for the construction of substation projects.------------------High voltage (up to 345 kV) experience / exposure in all aspects of substation and switchyard design including advanced power system analysis, one line diagram development, physical design development, equipment specification and procurement, protective relaying, metering, and smart grid applications desired.------------------Experience integrating sustainable energy generation power sources to substations and switchyards such as solar photovoltaic and wind turbine is desired, but optional.------------------Perform/assist with the preparation of cost estimates for substation projects------------------Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.Perform technical engineering work of a complex nature.Review plans and documents for conformance to regulations.Gather data and make accurate engineering computations.Check design computations done by others.Prepare plans and specifications neatly and accurately.Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Assist in business development.Understanding of structural steel, drilled pier & spread footing design and detailing required, plus grading design.Experience using Inventor, SDS, MathCAD, RISA, STAAD, PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE or equivalent, foundation design programs, and/or other structural modeling software preferred.Knowledge of, AISC, and ACI, ASCE & NESC preferred.Familiar with AutoCAD or similar software, methods and tools of drafting.--Computer applications: MS Office, Computer Aided Drafting software. --Experience:Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in substation engineering work preferably within the Electric Utility and/or consulting industries, including some supervisory experience.Education:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience from an accredited college or university in Electrical or Civil Engineering or equivalent experience. --Other relevant experience or discipline degrees may be considered acceptable.Competitive salary and excellent benefits.Job Location:--College Station, TexasSend resume to:------------------McCord Engineering, Inc.--------------------------------------------------------------------916 Southwest Parkway East----------------------------------------------------------------------College Station, TX 77840----------------------------------------------------------------------(979) 764-8356----------------------------------------------------------------------file@mccordeng.com

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