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Sr. Substation Design Engineer

Livonia, Michigan

Job Description: 

Senior Substation Design Engineer 
Direct Hire

Livonia, MI 

• The primary duties of the Senior Substation Engineer include physical substation, protection, and control engineering for High Voltage Electric Utility projects, 12 kV through 500 kV

• Support preparing scopes, schedules, and budgets, and ensure that schedules and budgets are met

• Understands substation installation, physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of material.

• Understands Protection, Control and Relay (PR&C) designs including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC/DC schematics, equipment wiring and relay panel wiring.

• Understands Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADAS) and the closely related Distribution Automation System (DAS).

• Prepare calculations for studies and reports (grounding, lighting protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)

• Prepare equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing.

• Coordinate design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.).

• Effectively communicate and coordinate project activities with manager, clients, and others as needed.

• Works independently and may direct, mentor, train, and/or supervise efforts of less-experienced EIT's and/or Designers.


• Perform other duties as needed 



• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or architectural engineering with an Electrical emphasis

• Strong knowledge of relevant industry standards and codes (e.g., IEEE, NEC, NESC) 

• PE required 

• 5 years’ experience in electrical design of buildings (lighting/power/systems) 

• Proficient in substation design software and tools (e.g., Auto CAD, ETAP, PSCAD). 

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