Substation Designer - P&C

Job Locations US-WI-Middleton
ID 2023-4598
Electrical Engineering
2nd Category
Position Type


Substation Designer – P&C

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a collaborative, detail orientated Substation Designer (CAD Technician) to join a growing energy consulting firm. The Substation Designer would work with our growing Substation Engineering Team to prepare schematic and associated wiring diagrams for high voltage utility substations projects and renewable energy interconnections. The position would require the employee to work with engineers and consultants to create these drawings. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Computer aided design and drafting of all engineering products and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with engineers and other drafters to correct discrepancies in drawings and designs.
  • Typical CAD Design is that of functional electrical drawings as shown below.
    o Operations Diagrams
    o Single Line Drawings
    o Three Line Drawings
    o Current and Potential Schematics
    o Protection and Control Schematics
    o Communication Schematics
    o Alarm Schematics
    o Associated Wiring Diagrams (Point to Point Translation)
    o Importation of tables and calculations such as BOMs as well as creating notes to be applied to each drawing.
  • Self-checks all work performed to ensure its accuracy prior to turning it over to the supervisor or designee assigned to review the work.
  • Understand & meet project schedule, and quality requirements.
  • Complete drawings accurately and efficiently.
  • Detailed and quality oriented.
  • Able to handle multiple projects concurrently and maintain flexibility to changes in work assignments as changes occur in projects.
  • Actively assist in the delivery of a complete project. This may include phone or e-mail correspondence, Microsoft Teams communications, attending meetings, and other project documents required for project completion.
  • Provide interdepartmental support as required.

Required Skills

  • Excellent Verbal & Written Communications skills.
  • Driven for Results, Decision Quality, Priority Setting, Planning, Conflict Management, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity & Customer Focused
  • Ability to invite and accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Products including Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability to function in a team environment and culture of cooperation and collaboration.

Required Experience

  • Associate degree in Design & Drafting Technology or related field of study.
  •  Minimum of 3 yrs. of CAD experience, AutoCAD experience preferred.
  • Previous experience drafting schematic and associated wiring drawings for high voltage utility substations projects is required.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

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


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, 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 was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning 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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