Substation Engineer Job Description

Substation Engineer Job Description

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Substation engineer provides technical support to Marketing Department, Manufacturing and customers concerning technical issues, transformers, company’s manufacturing capabilities, and industry standards (ANSI/IEEE/NEMA/CSA/CEA/IEC).

Substation Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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The successful candidate will apply a diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to substation engineering, design, and operation in the electric utility industry
On-site assessment and evaluation of existing equipment, steel structures, foundations, , in so called “brown field” substation projects
Identifying and clarifying technical ambiguities and conflicts in the documents
Identifying potential or probable risk during construction and installation
Developing mitigation strategies for identified risks
Analyze sub-contractor bid responses for inconsistencies, oversights and mistakes
Lead sub-contractor bid reviews to resolves bid response inconsistencies, oversights and mistakes
Provide cost recommendations to the proposal team based on the bid review analysis
Prepare, update and support the project execution engineering activities in the schedule with emphasis on
Develop the Design Criteria and the Document Deliverables list for the project

Substation Engineer Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Substation Engineer

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Education for Substation Engineer

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Employers hiring for the substation engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, Design, Civil Engineering, Education, Technical, Engineering Program, Construction

Skills for Substation Engineer

Desired skills for substation engineer include:

IEEE and ANSI
NEMA
NESC
Latest technology and processes
Disciplines
Functional areas
Engineering process
Of technical aspects of an industry
Related disciplines
Applicable federal

Desired experience for substation engineer includes:

Substation layout and section drawings
Protection & control equipment design and application at all stages, starting from equipment approval for commercial use, design development stage and detailed engineering stage
Assessment of protection & control equipment to meet the requirements of the electricity industry standards
Prepare conceptual level designs for networks, substations
Proficient in the use of typical office computer software such as WORD, EXCEL, PROJECT, and ACROBAT
Demonstrated ability to perform effectively within a driven work environment

Substation Engineer Examples

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Substation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of substation engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for substation engineer
  • Develop knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) to ensure that designs comply with the required safety clearances
  • Utilize knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code to ensure that designs comply with the required safety clearances
  • Provide substation project management support, including managing engineering scope according to technical contracts, equipment procurement, developing change orders, and maintaining project schedules
  • Lead the development of single-line diagrams, layout drawings, raceway systems, grounding systems, station service and BOMs for substation design packages
  • Perform technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of design packages from internal engineering, outsourced sub-contractor engineering and equipment factories
  • Generate equipment specifications, monitor vendor technical compliance and witness factory acceptance testing
  • Will be working with both outdoor and indoor substation applications
  • Will be working in High Voltage power cable system design, including ampacity calculations, cable pulling design, cable vault layouts, cable restraint design, and GIS sealing end/air termination applications
  • Will be working with various design calculation like grounding & shielding, rigid bus calculation, battery & charger sizing, AC & DC auxiliary system, voltage drop calculation, sag & tension calculation, input for substation tower & equipment support structure design
  • Performing evaluation of power system study, insulation coordination study, harmonic analysis & capacitor bank sizing
Qualifications for substation engineer
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and creatively problem solve
  • Previous experience with Electrical Design
  • Past experience of working within the electrical Transmission and Distribution Industry
  • Be educated to BSc or MSc level in Electrical Engineering (or an equivalent and relevant qualification)
  • Experience in working closely with Clients and Colleagues the ability to work on project solely if the occasions should arise
  • Proficient to advance level experience in working with relevant CAD programmes to complete work / projects efficiently and accurately, and to deadlines
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Substation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of substation engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for substation engineer
  • Working with protection single-lines, Gas Insulated (GIS), Local Control Cabinet (LCC) schematics, protection and telecommunication interfaces, review of control & protection drawings, CT sizing, relay setting/coordination, is a bonus
  • Knowledge of the benefits and strengths of Gas Insulated Switchgear vs
  • Provide construction, installation & commissioning support
  • Will support proposal efforts by introducing and promoting innovation, cost saving ideas, and value-added solutions to the overall system design concept
  • Performing On-site assessment and evaluation of existing equipment, steel structures, foundations, , in so called “brown field” substation projects
  • Be responsible for providing expertise and support to the proposal and project teams in validating sub-contractor bids, and in negotiating sub-contracts for electrical substation and switchyard projects
  • Manage project schedules and budgets to provide accurate resource loading for the project
  • Manage project personnel to hold them accountable for project deliverables
  • Lead the development of single-line diagrams, layout drawings, raceway systems, grounding systems, station service and Bill of Materials (BOMs) for substation design packages
  • Strong experience with both outdoor and indoor substation applications
Qualifications for substation engineer
  • Experience in High Voltage power cable system design, including ampacity calculations, cable pulling design, cable vault layouts, cable restraint design, and Gas Insulated sealing end/air termination applications
  • Knowledge of the benefits and strengths of GIS vs
  • Experience in Auxiliary Power Design and Equipment
  • Experience in Protection and Control Design Requirements for a Substation
  • Experience in Civil Design Requirements for a Substation
  • Master's of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering -and
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Substation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of substation engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for substation engineer
  • Works with internal or contract CAD operators to develop construction drawings, for transmission substations
  • Provides design support to construction personnel during project implementation
  • Assists construction in troubleshooting and problem resolution and provides on-site support
  • Modifies designs to address construction problems, and public concerns
  • Verifies that field modifications will not undermine the integrity of the design and incorporates field modifications into the design documents to ensure configuration control of system components
  • Reviews and confirms completion of field revisions/as-built and returns completed drawings to the electronic drawing management systems
  • Performs other tasks as requested to support Transmission Substation Engineering
  • Collect data and gather information, and supports the production of the engineering design concept philosophy
  • Performs standard engineering computations or analysis, and performs basic design tasks applying standard techniques and procedures
  • Prepare, update and support the project execution, in own area of responsibility, and proactively manages this work in accordance to the project schedule with emphasis on
Qualifications for substation engineer
  • TP141A qualification will be added advantage
  • Degree in electrical engineering (min bach degree)
  • Min 10 year experience in construction supervision (400kV SS experience essential)
  • A previous GCC experience is preference
  • Very good technical knowledge of electrical works specifications/standards, for transmission projects
  • Minimum of 8 years' related substation experience
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Substation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of substation engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for substation engineer
  • Develop knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) to ensure proper sizing of over-current protection for auxiliary transformers and conductors, and to perform conduit fill calculations
  • Provide technical guidance to others regarding projects and designs
  • Design, development, implementation, testing, commissioning of substation automation systems
  • Implementation, testing, commissioning of protection systems
  • Communication network design and configuration
  • Interface with customers, including trouble shooting and commissioning support
  • Provide technical back-office support for the sales/proposal team
  • The candidate will be required to travel to project sites
  • Performing rigid bus and strain bus system calculations
  • Creating oil containment system designs
Qualifications for substation engineer
  • Familiarity with state and federal safety, regulatory compliance requirements and construction codes is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft ProjectWise document management software is a plus
  • Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation drafting software is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited school / program
  • 10+ years of experience in power engineering design
  • Registration as an Electrical Professional Engineer (P.E) in the State Of California
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Substation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a substation engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for substation engineer
  • Responsible for the technical design of substations involving equipment layouts, general arrangements, sections, bus & cable calculations, grounding, shielding, lighting and their associated studies
  • Responsible for the creation and review of material and equipment specifications
  • Lead project teams that execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned individual and team projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of a staff of engineering professionals and technicians
  • Preparation of project specifications for equipment and bulk materials purchase and installation, and support procurement effort
  • Preparation of substation single line drawings and calculations for fault calculations, grounding, lightning protection, rigid bus bracing, transformer sizing, Transformer arrester selection and insulation coordination calculation, and AC and DC auxiliary system sizing calculations
  • Detail physical design of substation including equipment arrangement, bus works, grounding and lightning protection and all the associate civil, structural and mechanical engineering works including the building, foundations, structure configuration, structures, HVAC and so on with the support of in-house specialist
  • Detail electrical design of substation including all logic diagrams, single/three lines diagrams, protection and controls schematics and connection wiring diagrams
  • Protective relay settings with the support of in-house experts
  • Preparation of bill of material for all substation components
Qualifications for substation engineer
  • Ability to read, understand and develop electrical drawings (one-line, three-line, protective relaying, elementary diagrams, connection diagrams, schematics)
  • Strong knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as the NEC, NFPA, IEEE, IEC
  • Ability to meet project schedules and work under pressure
  • Willingness to work on electrical engineering projects that may not be directly related to HV Substation Design
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E) in the State Of California is required
  • Support preparation of standard technical specifications based on IEC and British Standards

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