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Substation Designer

Houston, TX


Are you a skilled Substation Designer looking for an exciting new opportunity? Leidos Engineering is seeking a talented professional in the Houston are to take on the challenge of creating substation design drawing packages and necessary documents for electric power substations ranging from 12kV to 500kV. You'll be responsible for utilizing accepted practices and standards to ensure that all designs meet the highest level of quality and safety. If you have a passion for designing innovative solutions and want to be a part of a dynamic team, we want to hear from you!

As a Substation Designer, you will be part of an established Project Management Office (PMO) that provides consulting services to both public-owned and investor-owned electric utilities. These consulting services provide clients with overall project management tasks in the areas of comprehensive engineering design of electrical transmission and distribution, substation and transmission line projects nationwide.

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Your Main Objective:

  • Develop new, or modify existing:
  • Electrical layout/plan of substation equipment and structures
  • Substation foundation layout/plan drawings
  • Section/elevation views from layout/plan drawings
  • Conduit layout/plan drawings
  • Substation grounding layout/plan drawings
  • Control building layout/plan and section/elevation drawings
  • Prepare electrical schematics
  • Complete electrical wiring design drawings
  • Develop a complete bill of materials for all required electrical equipment and materials.
  • Review and comment on equipment drawings received from vendors and manufacturers.
  • Work with other disciplines (e.g., Civil Engineers) as necessary to complete assigned work.
  • Assist the project team with developing processes and procedures to increase team efficiency.
  • Perform basic engineering calculations to support engineering design
  • Apply relevant client, national, and state standards to each assignment as needed.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Ability to develop protection and control drawings including schematics and wiring deliverables
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 3+ years of direct substation physical and electrical design experience using CAD software on electric utility industry projects.
  • A combination of education and a demonstrated related experience may be considered in lieu of education and experience requirements.
  • Solid comprehension and application of design software such as MicroStation and AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with Windows-based software such as Word and Excel, which are frequently used to develop project deliverables.
  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.
  • Advanced ability to utilize 2D applications to prepare engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with others including, but not limited to, Project Managers, Engineers, Designers, and drafters in multi-discipline groups.
  • Experience working on EPC or other design-build Contract types
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and work product quality.

You Might Also Have:

  • AutoCAD and other 3D applications.

At Leidos, we pride ourselves on being a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Our Power Delivery Services Team is the go-to for utilities and mobile operators who need reliable power and telecommunication expertise. We've worked with over 50 investor-owned utilities, over 160 municipals/cooperatives, and we're continuing to expand our reach. Plus, we've got an amazing group of industry-leading construction partners who help us deliver meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader has been confirmed time and time again. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Leidos among the Top 10 T&D Firms and Top 10 Power Firms.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. Your greatest work is ahead!


Original Posting Date:

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


Client-provided location(s): Houston, TX, USA
Job ID: Leidos-R-00134834
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

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

    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

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

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

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program