Substation Designer

at HDR, Inc. in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

About Us
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities
HDR is looking for an experienced Substation Designer to join our growing and nationally ranked team of Power Delivery professionals.
The primary duties of this position will include the preparation of engineering drawings, calculations, reports and designs for electrical substations (low, medium and high voltage) and substation systems to support engineers.
Will work independently to perform substation design tasks, CADD design, develop design drawings and documents, modeling and/or analysis, prepare material lists, perform field reviews, and other tasks for simple to moderately complex projects.
May be expected to perform most design responsibilities without assistance on simple to moderately complex projects, and may work independently but with some engineering guidance on complex projects.
Required Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years of experience developing electrical substation design drawings.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and PLS CAD a bonus.
Ability to work closely with engineering staff, and interface with client engineers, designers and document control staff
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
Preferred Qualifications
MicroStation proficiency and 3D experience is a plus
Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm or utility desired
Experience in both the protection and control (indoor) and physical (outdoor) aspects of high voltage (HV) substation design
Experience with substation design including one line diagrams, general arrangements sections, grounding & conduit plans, foundation plans, material lists (BOM), relay and control systems schematics and wiring diagrams
Ability to independently make design and engineering decisions for low to moderately complex projects with minimal oversight
Ability to work directly with clients and strong communication skills
Local candidates are preferred
At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
Primary Location:United States-Maine-Portland
Other Locations:United States-Rhode Island, United States-New Hampshire-Manchester, United States-Connecticut-Glastonbury

Employee Status:Regular

BusinessClass:Substation Engineering
Job Posting:Mar 14, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.  

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. 

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy. 

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.

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Job Posting: 767519

Posted On: Jun 13, 2022

Updated On: Jun 13, 2022