Transmission Engineering Supervisor

Job Locations US-MN-Minnetonka
ID 2024-5814
Transmission and Distrubution
2nd Category
Civil Engineering
Position Type



Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Transmission Engineering Supervisor to join our team in our team. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. The Transmission Engineering Supervisor is primarily responsible for supervising a staff of technical designers and engineers responsible for the development of engineering designs, cost estimates, and communication of technical and design information to our customers. The supervisor manages and evaluates the performance of assigned technical staff and proactively initiates measures to correct instances of work product not meeting established quality standards. The Transmission Engineering Supervisor ensures compliance with client procedures, design standards, state and federal regulatory requirements, and safety code requirements and, at times, will collaborate closely with engineers performing substation, transmission, renewable energy, power storage, and communication design.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise technical staff in the preparation of utility engineering designs, cost estimates, and customer billing.
  • Manage schedules and assign technical staff projects and daily work.
  • Manage the development of the technical staff through mentoring, instructing on technical engineering principles, and governing electrical and safety codes.
  • Instruct and teach the technical staff in areas of company policies, safety, terms and conditions under which Westwood provides service.
  • Instruct and teach the technical staff in the use of computer systems and software, tools and equipment, and company-owned motor vehicles.
  • Manage and provide guidance and direction for professional communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate internal/external reviews of designs completed prior to submissions.
  • Evaluate the performance and development of technical staff.
  • Collaborate with the department managers to develop, evaluate, and implement new policies and procedures which reflect best engineering practices.
  • Collaborate with other departments and divisions on company-wide initiatives.
  • Perform the duties of the Transmission Engineering Manager when the manager is unavailable.
  • Maintain great relationships with our existing clients and seek out opportunities with potential future clients.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural or Electrical, Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • Active PE licensure
  • This is a supervisory level position requiring 10+ years of experience in Power Transmission Design.
  • Professional disposition and the ability to be open-minded when it comes to planning and execution of projects being worked on by staff.
  • Must be able to effectively supervise a team of Engineers & Engineering Technicians while maintaining work product quality, consistency, accuracy, and reliability.
  • Advanced knowledge of overhead & underground Transmission facilities and understanding of their integration into daily activities.
  • Experience with NESC, ASCE, IEEE, and other industry-relevant standards
  • Proficiency in PLS-CADD, MFAD, AutoCAD, and other industry software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Project)

Preferred Experience

  • Advanced degree in an associated field
  • Experience leading an engineering team, demonstrating proficiency in resource management and delegation of engineering tasks.
  • Experience providing technical direction for a department/organization in the field of expertise.

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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