Substation Lead Engineer - P&C

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ID 2022-1605
2nd Category
Electrical Engineering
Position Type


Substation Engineer - P&C

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Substation Engineer - P&C to join our team. The Substation P&C Engineer serves as an engineer on electric substation design projects for high-voltage utility systems and renewable energy interconnection projects. He/she will apply NESC, NEC, and other applicable codes and standards in the engineering design and will also independently produce: one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, potential and current schematics, control schematics, alarm schematics, protection and control specifications, and I/O mapping. He/she should be familiar with protection scheme functionality. However, ability to develop relay settings and associated points mapping is not required but preferred. He/she will also work with other internal and external project stakeholders to ensure project milestones and expectations of contracted services are met. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs all aspects of design for high voltage (4kV – 230kV) and EHV (above 230kV) substation projects to include:
    • Development of
      • One-line diagrams
      • Three-line diagrams
      • Potential and current schematics
      • Control schematics
      • Alarm schematics
      • Communications schematics
      • Wiring Diagrams
      • Protection and control specifications (Preferred)
      • I/O mapping (Preferred)
      • Points mapping (Preferred)
      • Relay settings (Preferred)
      • Documentation for Design Calculations
      • Construction Documentation (Sequence and RFP)
    • Technical Support
      • Procurement
      • Construction
    • Active Coordination
      • Ability to work seamlessly with a P&C Designer to develop the above listed schematics as well as the associated wiring diagrams.
      • Ability to coordinate efforts with other various external and internal project team members, with familiarity in identifying when coordination is needed with certain design disciplines such as transmission line engineers, distribution line engineers, telecom engineers, etc.
    • Other Expectations
      • Keenly focused on production of high-quality work and supports continuous improvement efforts.
      • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
      • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers and may determine the key clients in some instances.
      • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work.
      • Serves as a technical specialist for system protection and communication and has knowledge and skillset to provide consultation and guidance to project teams.
      • Remove any impediments that are obstructing the engineering team from achieving its goals.
      • Works to advise Management about how to maximize ROI for the team.
      • Attending all client technical review meetings.

Required Skills

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a recognized accredited program
  • EIT Certification

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years related work experience in the field of high voltage substation design – P&C
  • Proficient in use of AutoCAD or Bentley Microstation.
  • Strong familiarity with the NEC and National Electrical Safety Code
  • Good knowledge of the industry and technology trends specific to substations.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices across the U.S.


In 2021, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at # 4 and #21 respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood also ranked consistently higher four years in a row on the Engineering News Record (ENR) list as a leading design firm in the country. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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