Substation Senior Engineer - P&C

Job Locations US-PA-Lansdale
ID 2024-5714
Electrical Engineering
2nd Category
Position Type


Substation Sr. Engineer - P&C

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Substation Sr. Engineer - P&C to join our team. The Senior 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 IEEE, NESC, NEC, and other applicable codes and standards in the engineering design and will also independently produce: one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, specifications, and I/O mapping. He/she should be familiar with protection scheme functionality. 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:
    -One-line diagrams
    -Three-line diagrams
    -Potential and current schematics
    -Control schematics
    -Alarm schematics
    -Communications schematics
    -Wiring Diagrams
    -Protection and control specifications
    -I/O mapping
    -Documentation for Design Calculations
    -Construction Documentation (Sequence and RFP)
    -Technical Support
    -Procurement and Construction 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 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
    -Leverages experience by mentoring and training lower-level professionals including top graduates entering the field of system protection.
    -Keenly focused on the production of high-quality work and supports continuous improvement efforts.
    -Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
    -Responsible for assisting with the identification of key client interests and drivers
    -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.
    -Works to advise Management about how to maximize effectiveness and efficiency for the team.
    -Attending client technical review meetings.
    -Act as project technical lead and QA/QC lead, as needed.

Required Experience

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a recognized accredited program
  • Holds an active PE license
  • Minimum of 6 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)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


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 the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in 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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