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Lead Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution)

Company: WSP
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Lead Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution)
Req ID 10112
Lead Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution)
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full Time Lead Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution) for our San Francisco, CA office . Oakland, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Jose and other SF Bay Area locations will also be considered . WSP USA Operates with a Hybrid-Workplace Model. Be involved in projects with our Energy Sector Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.
The successful candidate is required to work within a multi-discipline team to design efficient and reliable electrical substations, transmission lines, and collection systems for T&D projects, renewable and energy storage projects, industrial facilities, data centers, O&G midstream and mining facilities. The Lead Electrical Engineer will coordinate their design activities to maintain project schedules and ensure successful project completion. The selected candidate will also assist the pursuits team in preparation of estimates and project proposals. This position is accountable to provide all design activities in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including all of WSP's policies and procedures, such as Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
Your Impact

  • Preparation of project specifications for material and equipment purchase and installation.

  • Preliminary and detailed design of electrical substation facilities including site and bus work layouts, ground grids, SCADA, protection, and metering.

  • Preliminary and detailed design engineering for renewable energy and battery storage electrical collection systems.

  • Preliminary and detailed design engineering for transmission and "gen tie" lines

  • Act as "Engineer of Record" to oversee design process, sign and seal electrical design drawing packages as required.

  • Perform and oversee electrical power systems studies using ETAP, SKM, PSS/E, ASPEN, WinIGS, Inventor, AutoCAD Electrical and other software programs as may be necessary to support the design and inter-connection coordination processes.

  • Demonstrates competence and comprehensive knowledge concerning Distribution at a utility, industrial, or commercial scale.

  • Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation tools, math principles, predictive models, and spreadsheets.

  • Delivery of accurate and thorough designs that meet industry standards, specifications, and good engineering practice with excellent constructability.

  • Review of internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.

  • Resolving site queries, attending site meetings and performing site inspections during the construction phase of projects.

  • Maintaining complete project documentation with respect to substation design and construction, including all completion packages, as-built requirements and return data information.

  • Making and maintaining appropriate commitments to project teams and coordinating design activities with multi-disciplined project team members.

  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal groups that support projects.

  • Maintaining good working relationships with material suppliers, contractors, and any others that affect the quality, schedule and cost of projects.

  • Mentoring and providing guidance to developing engineers within the department.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • May manage a team of WSP engineers including direct reports and internal peers to support delivery of tasks identified above.

    Who You Are
    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

    • 7-10 years of relevant post education experience in transmission and/or sub-station design.

    • P.E. Registration in California.

    • Knowledge of codes and standards such as IEEE, ANSI and CPUC.

    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

    • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

    • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

    • Ability to travel to project sites in the US regularly (up to 25%).

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

      • NCEES Comity Licensure.

      • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

        Compensation and Benefits:
        WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
        Expected Salary: $89,200 - $182,000
        WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
        Additional Requirements

        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

          Additional Details

          • Travel Required: 10%

          • Job Status: Regular

          • Employee Type: Full

          • Primary Location: SAN FRANCISCO - MARKET ST

          • All locations: US-CA-Oakland, US-CA-Sacramento, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CA-San Jose, US-CA-Walnut Creek

            About WSP
            WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
            WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
            At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
            WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
            The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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