Lead Substation Engineer

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Role Overview


Wood has a long tradition delivering Transmission and Design projects globally to a wide and established client base. Due to recent growth we are expanding our resources through the South East United States to provide enhanced local support to our customers.


Wood currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Substation Engineer. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities


  • Management of projects through their lifecycle
  • Monitoring budget and schedule for electrical scope of work and identifying scope and schedule, changes in accordance with the Change Control Process
  • Mentoring and developing junior engineers and designers
  • Designing electrical substations of 13kV Distribution to 500 kV Transmission
  • Developing one-line diagrams, general arrangements and sections for major substation equipment, bus work, HV structures, associated hardware, grounding, controls and metering
  • Designing station grounding grids, lightning protection, low voltage AC & DC systems and lighting layouts
  • Preparing and reviewing engineering documents, calculations, and specifications
  • Preparing and reviewing project scope(s), proposals, estimates, schedules, and budgets
  • Assigning tasks and providing technical assistance to assigned personnel, as required
  • Completion of QA/QC tasks including reviewing, checking and approving work output of assigned personnel, as required
  • Providing project engineering and electrical discipline leadership, including interdisciplinary coordination and scheduling
  • Traveling and visiting client sites from project definition through construction

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Electrical Engineering Degree from a recognized university along with a Professional Engineering Designation or the ability to register as a Professional Engineer
  • 7+ years of electrical engineering experience in a Transmission and Distribution Utility or EPC organization designing substations
  • Experience in both substation layout and protection and control design
    Familiarity with substation design standards including - ANSI/IEEE/NEMA
  • Proven field experience with outage planning, construction staging, and commissioning is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Florida Transmission Utilities, in particular FPL
  • Experience using PUR, AIM and AMP
Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Company Overview:

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.