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Substation Engineering Project Lead

Arlington, VA 22201

Posted: 09/01/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 578257 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

  • The Arlington T&D Substation team is seeking an engineer to serve as a Project Lead within our client team.
  • This role primarily involves leading the engineering design execution of diverse substation projects, including brown field stations, equipment replacements, relay upgrades, feasibility studies, and more. T
  • he portfolio consists of both direct and competitive-award projects, providing the candidate with a fantastic opportunity to hone proposal skills while getting exposure to both Time and Material and Lump Sum contracts.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, growing team that provides opportunities for advancement by building a team from the ground up, including possibilities for forging partnerships with multiple firms to help reach its diverse business goals.

Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring a safety-first mindset during site visits, throughout design, and construction support.
  • Acting as the main point of contact for coordination with our internal team addressing all aspects of engineering design activities for assigned projects.
  • Overseeing all facets of Substation design (Physical, P&C and Civil),  extending across multiple disciplines and global practices, when needed.
  • Managing quality control and processes for design packages being submitted to the client and sent to the field for construction.
  • Collaborating with a team to develop and expand the team’s skills and technical excellence.
  • Tracking and reporting regularly on progress, engineering hours, schedule metrics, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring support or changes to the project scope.
  • Coordinating with the client Team Lead to identify needs within the team and provide solutions to meet those needs.
  • Providing timely and accurate responses to client questions and concerns.
  • Overseeing the development of proposals and estimates for opportunities the team is pursuing, including the development of project budget.
  • Maintaining/updating project budgets throughout life of project
  • Developing and coordinating the execution plans for work done internally.
  • Leading weekly engineering calls with internal teams and providing client updates during weekly client update meetings.
  • Leading coordination of design activities with other departments, regional offices, and subcontractors when necessary.
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and instruction to other engineers and designers as needed.
  • Traveling for site visits, team meetings, client meetings for project reviews and business development, and other various activities as required.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited program.
  • 7+ years of substation design experience
  • Professional Engineering (PE) certification required
  • Familiarity with ECOSYS project setup, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Experience leading cross-discipline T&D projects and communicating directly with external clients.
  • Related professional experience in T&D or other GPs that provide designs in the 13kV-345kV voltage classes preferred.
  • Passionate about developing skills in project management, engineering execution, business development, and team development.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to develop designs with minimal client-defined standards or requirements.
  • Capability of solving complex problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures, and criteria.
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