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Substation Designer

Job Title: Substation Designer

Location: Newark, NJ 07101

Duration: approximately 3 years


Job Description:

• The main responsibility-provide guidance and reviews of P&C design of big capital P&C design projects done by A&E firms or other junior designers or contractors.   

Able to provide P&C design for electrical utility projects for distribution and transmission voltages of Switching stations and Substations from 4kV up to and including 500kV.

•Proficient in working independently on the following P&C drawings: one line diagrams, relay protection and control schematics, instrumentation and alarm schematics, SCADA controls, racks and panels views, wiring diagrams, equipment layouts, cable schedules and bill of materials.

•Coordinate design with electrical layout designers and engineers, system protection, construction supervisors, commissioning engineers, and field personnel.

•Provide technical expertise to the Divisions and construction personnel.

•Coordinate with vendors and manufacturers and review technical documentation related to P&C design.

•Lead and mentor junior designers and actively participate in technical discussions as needed by the projects.

•Able to organize design assignments and be the leader overseeing and checking the work of junior level designers and contractors.

•Be an active participant and contributor to improvements in standards and design processes.



Proved working experience with engineering and design of microprocessor relays for transmission and distribution lines, busses, transformers, PARs, reactors, capacitors for switching stations and substations 4kV-500kV. Deep knowledge in controls of high voltage breakers, GIS, high voltage equipment monitoring and SCADA.


-Experience with Substation Controls & Protection

-Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

-Experience with line protection, transformer protection, breaker failure, etc.

-Required switching station and sub-station experience

-Main voltages are 69 to 500KV

- 8 to 10+ years of experience

-Utility plant experience is required; power plant only does not qualify

-GIS is a must

-Main responsibility providing review of designs

-Complete modification of existing stations

-One line controls experience

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