Substation Supervising Engineer - Civil/Structural

Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh
ID 2023-5057
Civil Engineering
2nd Category
Position Type


Substation Supervising Engineer - Civil/Structural

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Substation Supervising Engineer - Civil/Structuralto join our team. The Substation Supervising Engineer serves as a team lead on electric substation design projects for high-voltage utility systems and renewable energy interconnection projects. He/she will have strong knowledge of NESC, NEC, and other applicable codes and standards in engineering design as well as a strong understanding of civil structural design to provide direction to the team in which he/she is supervising. He/she will also work with 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

  • Leads all aspects of design for high voltage (4kV – 230kV) and EHV (above 230kV) substation projects to include:
    o Development of
     Steel Structure Designs and Fabrication Drawings
     Concrete Foundation Designs and Detail Drawings
     Oil Containment Designs and Detail Drawings
     Metal Grate Platforms Designs and Detail Drawings
     Fire Wall Designs and Detail Drawings
     Structural Analysis
     Documentation for Design Calculations
     Foundation Layout Plans
     Associated Bill of Materials
    o Assistance with
     General Arrangement Development
     Cable Trough and Conduit Plans and Details
     Grounding Plans and Details
     Site Plan Development
     Erosion and Sediment Control Review
     Stormwater Management Review
     Construction Documentation (Sequence and RFP)
    o Technical Support
     Bus Fault Stress Analysis
     Procurement
     Construction
    o Active Coordination
     Ability to coordinate team efforts to develop the above listed drawings.
     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, civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, and surveyors.
  • Other Expectations
    o Leverages experience by mentoring and training members of the team.
    o Keenly focused on production of high-quality work and supports continuous improvement efforts.
    o Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
    o Serves as the responsible project charge for the team, coordinating resources and project flow.
    o Acts as QA/QC lead for project work and assignments.
    o Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers and may determine the key clients in some instances.
    o Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work.
    o Serves as a technical specialist for substation design and has knowledge and skillset to provide consultation and guidance.
    o Remove any impediments that are obstructing the team from achieving its goals.
    o Works to advise Management about how to maximize ROI for the team.
    o Attending all client technical review meetings.

  • Salary Range: $100,000 - $150,000+ depending on expereince

Required Experience

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a recognized accredited program.
  • Minimum of 8 years related work experience in the field of high voltage substation design – Civil/Structural.
  • Professional engineer license or ability to obtain one within 2 years of hire.
  • Proficient in use of AutoCAD or Bentley Microstation.
  • Proficient in 3D Modeling (AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microstation V8i)
  • Proficient in use of PLSCAD, LPILE, STAAD, or similar programs
  • Good knowledge of the industry and technology trends specific to substations.
  • Strong familiarity with the National Electrical Safety Code

Preferred Experience

  • Meet minimum qualifications.
  • Knowledge of construction practices and constructability
  • Experience with proposal writing and project estimating.
  • Working knowledge of scheduling and project controls processes.
  • Previous project team leadership
  • Previous experience as a direct supervisor
  • Superior Verbal & Written Communications
  • Driven for Results, Decision Quality, Priority Setting, Planning, Delegation, Directing Others, Conflict Management, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity,
  • Customer Focus, and Building Effective Teams.

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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