Substation Automation Engineer


Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies".

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

• Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)

• Professional Engineer License (PE)

• Project Management Professional (PMP)

• Technical & non-technical training opportunities

• Leadership Opportunities

• Mentorship & Training Opportunities

• Opportunity to Lead, Grow, and Inspire a Dynamic Team

In this role, you can also expect to gain

• NESC expertise

• Interface with local clients

• Electrical Power Calculations

• Interactions with other disciplines(Substation, Protection & Controls, and Civil Structural)

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Mid-level Substation Automation Engineer with an emphasis on transmission and distribution automation and relay settings. This position is member of dynamic team of Power Delivery engineers within our Energy & Systems Solutions operation.


• Solving challenging substation engineering problems.

• Working with design engineers and performing quality reviews.

• Working directly with clients as well as working with other staff in remote office locations.

• Assignments will cover the full range of project planning through design and construction support.

• Configuration of IED and data concentrators for substation and distribution automations devices from 4.16kV through 500kV.


• Minimum of 4+ year's relevant experience in high voltage electrical utility automation and integration engineering.

• Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with 4-6 years of related experience.

• Main requirement is experience with communication devices and specifically implementing and working with DNP3 and IEC 61850 protocols

• Must have experience with RTAC, SEL Architect, Orion LX, GE Enervista and GE Cimplicity

• Preparation of protective relay coordination studies is a plus.

• Experience with development of relay settings for microprocessor relays For both transmission line relays (Line Differential, Step Distance and Pilot Schemes) and substation relays (Capacitors, Transformers and buses) is a plus.

• Strong engineering and interpersonal skills and high attention to detail with a passion for quality.

• Experience implementing control and protection schemes including interpreting schematics and wiring diagrams and preparing relay logic to complete the schemes is a plus.

• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure situations

• Team player who can work effectively in team environment;

• Self-starter who will work independently with minimal direction

• Strong written and verbal communication skills required when interfacing with clients and staff

• Experience preparing technical reports

• Previous Quality Assurance/Quality Control experience

• Periodic travel may be required

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



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External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Electrical Engineering

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