Substation Physical Design Lead

Phoenix, Arizona

Job Title: Substation Physical Design Lead

Location: Phoenix, AZ


  • The substation physical design lead will be responsible for completing physical design on various EPC substation projects.
  • They will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical plans according to budget constraints, design factors and client needs.
  • Prepare/create general arrangements, sections and electrical details, yard layouts, and bill of materials for the installation of new, or modifications to existing, substations.
  • Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such as power transformers, power circuit breakers, control enclosures, and other related high-voltage materials.
  • Perform calculations such as lightning protection, grounding analysis, and lighting plans.
  • Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to P&C, civil, structural, and transmission line engineers.
  • Apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings.
  • Assist with client communication and manufacturer drawing reviews.
  • Research solutions to project concerns; analyze and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager and others as needed.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced team members.
  • Approve design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

Required Skills:  

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems.
  • Knowledge of basic protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment.
  • Familiarity with microprocessor-based protection and control systems with the ability to understand one-lines and control schematics.
  • At least 3 years of electrical engineering experience, consulting preferred.
  • Successful completion (i.e. passing) FE or EIT, or PE, preferred.
  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem so

About SSi People: 
With over 25 years of industry experience, SSi People has built its reputation and expertise on putting people first. Everything we do works toward delivering an exceptional experience for our consultants, our clients, and our internal team. Through a genuine commitment to people in everything we do. We have developed refined processes and a stellar internal team to deliver talent quickly. More importantly, we focus on building long-term relationships, not transactions. Putting people first is just what we do well. 


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