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Principal Substation Physical Engineer

Great Falls, Virginia
Job Type
30 Jul 2022


Job Description:

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

We are in search of a Principal Substation Physical Engineer to join our diverse and fast-paced Lisle, IL organization. As a core team member, you will be interacting with other electric utility disciplines, playing a valuable part in leading and designing high voltage utility substation projects.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career; share your resume with us today!

In this role, the qualified individual will be expected to:

  • Perform conceptual and detailed HV and MV Substation Physical/Electrical design for medium to large scale utilities/substations (including basic layout, electrical arrangement, one line, three line drawings, plan-section, grounding, AC and DC system drawings)
  • Perform advanced engineering studies and calculations
  • Perform Quality Control reviews on medium to large substation physical design projects
  • Create and review bill of materials for substation physical projects
  • Develop and review proposals, and scopes of work for substation physical projects
  • Develop and provide advanced technical presentations to the team to assist with staff technical development
  • Be involved in client interaction (including site visits) with a drive for customer satisfaction
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the internal teams and clients to meet project objectives
  • Perform as a subject matter expert on AIS and/or GIS substation physical design
  • Act as a key contributor to develop substation physical application documents to define design scope, philosophies, methodologies, and criteria for medium and high-voltage substation projects.

What you will bring to the table:

  • 12+ years of Substation physical design /lead and/or physical construction support experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, civil or related degree
  • Comprehensive understanding of the utility grid ( power generation, transmission and distribution) system
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry standards (including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE/ANSI) and their application to projects
  • Experience with advanced engineering studies and calculations ( lighting, grounding studies, Arc Flash, AC and DC load studies, voltage drop, lightning studies and protection)
  • Experience with HV and MV Physical Electrical Design for medium to large scale utility substations(Including Electrical Layout, Design and Specification for :-DC Systems - Station Service, Battery, DC Panels and Switchgear, Chargers, ATS, MTS AC Systems - AC Station Service, AC Panels and Switchgear, AC Transformer Auxiliary Power, Major material)
  • Registered Professional Engineer ( P.E.)

It would be nice if you had:

  • Master's degree  in related field
  • Working knowledge of protection and control design
  • Experience with bus calculation
  • Experience with WinIGS or CDEGS

In this role, you can expect to grow:

  • With opportunities for both technical and non-technical training
  • By working with different types of projects ranging from distribution to transmission level voltages
  • By participating in our mentorship program
  • By gaining knowledge in electrical power calculations and NESC


Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms. To explore and learn more, click here ! 

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers' success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

We take care of our employees. Leidos seeks the best and the brightest, and in return, we invest in you, with an eye on your future, through career advancement, growth opportunities and continuous improvement via mentoring, formal and informal project management training and assistance with obtaining pertinent certifications. We challenge you to help solve some of the world's toughest problems, and reward you with a welcoming culture that recognizes the importance of a strong work/life balance, as well as competitive compensation and benefits . We believe that diversity and inclusion make us all better and offer the chance to have fun and make a difference.



Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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  • Job Reference: 672074674-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: LEIDOS
  • Location: Great Falls, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent