Substation Designer

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R-00132415

      Leidos is seeking a Substation Designer to work remotely.

      In this role, you will use accepted practices and standards to create substation design drawing packages and required documents for electric power substations from 4kV to 500kV.

      Successful Substation Designer candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

      • Technical & non-technical training opportunities
      • Mentorship Program

      As a Substation Designer, you can also expect to gain:

      • NESC expertise
      • Electrical Power Calculations
      • Interactions with other disciplines (Substation, Protection & Controls, and Civil Structural)
      • Time management and organizational skills

      Substation Designer Primary Tasks:

      • Complete drafting assignments on Protection & Control, SCADA, Communications drawings including but not limited to Single Line Diagrams, Schematics, SCADA and Communication drawings, Control Building Layouts and Elevations, Panel Front Views and Cabinet Layouts, Wiring Diagrams, Interconnection Drawings, AC/DC Station Service drawings and other miscellaneous drawings as necessary by project scope.
      • Complete drafting assignments on Physical Electrical drawings including but not limited to General Arrangement, Electrical Plans, Electrical Elevations, Sections and Details, Foundation Plans and Details, Structural Details, Grounding Plan and Details, Raceway Plan and Details, Equipment Vendor Files and other drawings as required by project scope.
      • Support remote office overflow CAD workload on a need and availability basis. This will require coordination with other CAD leads in Leidos offices.

      Substation Designer Required Qualifications:

      • Level 2 - High School diploma and 1-3 years of relevant experience
      • Level 3 - High School diploma and 2-4 years of relevant experience

      Substation Designer Required Qualifications for all levels:

      • Drafting and detailing experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation. Coursework and/or project work will be considered.
      • Knowledge of drafting standards, techniques and procedures.
      • Proficiency with the manipulation of vector and raster drawing files in AutoCAD and MicroStation.
      • Ability to create and/or modify drawings from engineer-provided markups with a high level of attention to details.
      • Proficiency with Windows operating system environments.
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
      • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills within a team environment.
      • Highly organized and efficient.
      • Ability to perform tasks in a fast paced engineering/production environment.

      Substation Designer Preferred Qualifications:

      • Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design degree from an accredited institution.
      • Experience with file sharing, document management and collaboration tools such as ProjectWise, FTP, SharePoint, etc.
      • Ability to comprehend and implement a wide range of client CAD standards.
      • Experience with 3-D modelling in MicroStation and/or AutoCAD.
      • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical.
      • Experience with Substation Design Suite (SDS) for Inventor.
      • Knowledge of VBA and/or AutoLisp.

      Leidos is a trusted technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms



      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 $37,050.00 - $66,975.00

      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.

  • About the company

      We Are Leidos For 50 years we have been tackling some of the biggest problems that face our nation and our world. Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and healthcare markets.