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Substation Designer





Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Job Description:We are looking for a Substation Designer to work out of our Atlanta office or remotely from Alabama, Mississippi or Tennessee.

** This role has the potential to be 100% remote **

Substation Designer responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using accepted practices and standards to create substation design drawing packages and required documents for electric power substations from 12kV to 500kV.
  • Create substation outdoor plan drawing
  • Develop an arrangement of substation structures, equipment and foundation plan drawings.
  • Develop and create section views and other detail drawings of substation structures, equipment
  • Develop substation control building equipment, cable tray and lighting plans
  • Develop layout of conduit plan and ground grid design and equipment grounding plan.
  • Develop bill of materials for major equipment and materials.
  • Review and approve vendor equipment drawings
  • Create a material order list for substation material requisition.

Substation Designer Qualifications:

  • An associate degree in engineering technology or drafting technology
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of substation design experience using CAD preferably electric utility industry related projects.
  • A combination of education and a demonstrated related experience may be substituted in lieu of education and experience requirements.
  • Advanced understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, Word, and Excel to develop project deliverables.
  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.
  • Advanced ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with others including, but not limited to Project Managers, Engineers and Designers in a multi-discipline groups
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.

Preferred Experience/Additional information:

  • Experience with utility power substation design knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience with SDS 3D inventor is a plus.

Successful Substation Designer candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

  • Technical & non-technical training opportunities
  • Mentorship Program

In this Substation Designer role, you can also expect to gain skills in:

  • NESC
  • Electrical Power Calculations
  • Interactions with other disciplines (Substation, Relay Settings, SCADA, and Civil Structural)
  • Time management and organization

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Leidos is a trusted technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms



Pay Range:Pay Range $50,700.00 - $78,000.00 - $105,300.00