Substation Designer - P&C

Job Locations US-WI-Middleton
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

  • Utilize advanced Computer-Aided Design (CAD) techniques to meticulously draft a wide range of engineering products, ensuring precision and excellence in every deliverable.

  • Foster seamless collaboration with a dynamic team of engineers and fellow drafters to rectify any discrepancies in drawings and designs, ensuring a harmonious and error-free final product.

  • Create highly functional electrical drawings, including Operations Diagrams, Single Line Drawings, Three Line Drawings, Current and Potential Schematics, Protection and Control Schematics, Communication Schematics, Alarm Schematics, and Associated Wiring Diagrams with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Import tables and calculations such as Bills of Materials (BOMs) while incorporating comprehensive notes into each drawing, enhancing the overall clarity and understanding of the project.

  • Conduct thorough self-checks on all work to guarantee accuracy before submission to the supervisor or assigned designee, ensuring a flawless output.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to meeting project schedules and maintaining top-notch quality standards throughout the design process.

  • Efficiently complete drawings with a keen focus on detail, showcasing a dedication to delivering high-quality results consistently.

  • Exhibit versatility by seamlessly handling multiple projects concurrently, adapting with flexibility to changes in work assignments that may arise during project development.

  • Play an active role in the overall project delivery, engaging in effective communication through phone, email, Microsoft Teams, meetings, and the creation of necessary project documents.

  • Provide valuable interdepartmental support as needed, contributing to the holistic success of the projects at hand.

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 (Text Only)

- 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 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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