Electrical Engineer - Substations - Phoenix AZ

Phoenix, USA
£26.34 - £42.80 per hour + competitive
29 Sep 2016
29 Oct 2016
James Moore
Contract Type
Full Time

Progressive Global Energy is currently looking to hire an Electrical Engineer to work with a Substation design group in Phoenix AZ. The successful candidate will have 3-8 years substation design experience at this point in their career.

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Type: Contract to hire

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Hourly Rate: Negotiable

Per Diem: No

Working Hours: Fulltime

Contract Length: 11 months


Position will be responsible for performing protection & control design or physical design on various substation projects. Duties/responsibilities include the following:

* Create/modify one-lines, three-lines, control schematics, wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements, and cable lists for high voltage (69-500kV) substations;

* Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems;

* Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such power transformers, power circuit breakers, control house, and other high-voltage substation related materials;

* Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to SCADA engineers, substation physical engineers, and control design staff in order to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems;

* Provide engineering, construction, and testing& commissioning support for projects;

* Perform basic calculations such as voltage drop, CT burden and saturation, lighting, and short circuit with minimal supervision;

* Apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision;

* Prepare/create construction documents for the installation of new, or modifications of existing, substations. Work includes bill of materials, yard layouts, plans, sections and electrical details;

* Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such power transformers, power circuit breakers, control house, and other high-voltage substation related materials;

* Provide engineering and construction support for projects;

* Prepare engineering and construction estimates;

* Assist project manager to develop scope of work and conceptual design for the projects;

* Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager, client, and others as needed;

* Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members;

* Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of one's work;

* Other duties will be assigned as required.


Minimum 3 years of experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience) in protection& control design or physical design of air or gas-insulated high voltage (69-500kV) substations. Required characteristics include:

* 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;

* Ability to understand relaying one-lines and control schematics;

* Substation physical layout and electrical clearances;

* Substation rigid and strain bus design;

* Substation ground grid design;

* Substation surge and direct stroke protection;

* Substation raceway design;


  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as NEC, NESC, IEEE, NEMA and ANSI.

  • Experience in electrical system modelling, relay coordination, short circuit studies, setting microprocessor based relays, or field commissioning of electrical systems is a plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project.

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program and completion of FE exam.

  • Previous consulting or utility experience preferred.

  • Valid driver's license required. Additionally, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges.