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GE Vernova

Substation Physical Designer


Job Description Summary

We are looking for an experienced 3D Substation Physical Designer.
A physical (primary) designer is responsible for supporting Electrical Substation Project Engineers and producing timely accurate drawing packages for complex power delivery projects & proposals. Packages include general arrangements of HVDC/AIS/FACTS substations with control buildings, plan views and elevations, equipment erection details structural / electrical details, Lightning, ground grid and foundation drawings, tray/conduit/trough drawings, duct bank drawings, and detailed bill of materials.
As an experienced 3D Substation Physical Designer, you will develop 3D Models using Revit for HV Substations and generate electrical physical 2D drawings.

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Strong knowledge of Revit to implement GE BIM strategy and processes in line with ISO-19650 and our customers BIM requirements.

Job Description

About Us:

Come bring your energy to change the world!

Grid Solutions, part of the GE Vernova portfolio of energy businesses, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. Grid Solutions provides equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We electrify the world with advanced grid technologies and accelerate the energy transition.

GE Vernova, a dynamic accelerator comprised of our Power, Renewable Energy, Digital and Energy Financial Services businesses, is focused on leading a new era of energy - electrifying the world while simultaneously working to decarbonize it.

If you are ready to make a difference and usher in a new era of energy, come join us.

Why we come to work:
At GE Vernova, our engineers are always up for the challenge -and we're always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you'll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you'll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the green energy transition.


  • As an experienced 3d Substation modeler, you will be involved in developing HV physical designs from the tender stages until the project hand over
  • Develop substation drawings using working knowledge of the NEC, NESC and/or customer specifications
  • Develop detailed substation layouts / elevations from Single Line Diagrams and basic sketches
  • Develop HV/MV/LV equipment mounting drawings for indoor and outdoor yards.
  • Develop detailed bills of material for substation power equipments, HV connectors, conduit / trough, and cable trays
  • Coordinate and interface with P&C, civil and structure disciplines
  • Capable to conduct calculations for HV substations related to cables and accessories, current ampacity of overhead conductors/bus, temperature rise, sag, mechanical loading on equipment terminals
  • Complete complex drawing packages with minimal/no supervision from sketches provided by others
  • Follow quality procedures and standard design processes
  • Perform thorough review checks of own work and the work of others
  • Update engineers and PM with job completion estimates and status
  • Utilize his or her 3d Modeler experience to implement the BIM Execution Plans, use cases, setting up and working with a CDE, 3D Model Collaboration (internal & external), 3D Model Auditing, Clash Detection Meeting and Reports, Virtual Construction, Design & Constructability Reviews, Augmented Reality, georeferencing, IFC exchanges.
  • Actively drive toward standardization of tools and design practices


  • Associate degree in drafting and/or a bachelor's degree in engineering technology.
  • Minimum 7 years of 3D HV Substation modeling experience.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time, including international, and must comply with all relevant company travel and tax policies.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Good knowledge of electrical codes, standards and US Utility substation design standards.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the latest version of Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and how it links to other software.
  • Good knowledge of ISO 19650 and other BIM standards.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Autodesk Construction Cloud (including Docs, Design Collaboration, Model Coordination, Insight & Build)
  • Demonstrated MCAD skills, including general usage and tool configuration; in addition to Revit exposure to several 3D engineering design tools (Creo, E3D, Solidworks, Inventor) and IFC exchange format.
  • General IT/IS background, PLM knowledge (Windchill Imagine)
  • Prior experience with field installation and construction
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to produce clear and simple documentation.
  • Prior experience following quality assurance processes while working in a projects schedule-driven environment
  • Customer focused with ability to adapt to various customer standards

We deliver integrated project solutions to enable large scale electrification and support our customer needs.

The annual salary range for this position is 113,200.00 - 150,900.00 USD Annual. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus. 113,200.00 - 150,900.00 - 188,600.00 USD Annual

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position

Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)