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Substation Physical Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Charlotte, North Carolina, United States


Job Description:

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

We are in search of a Substation Physical Engineer to join our diverse and fast-paced Charlotte, NC 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. 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.

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!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform conceptual and detailed HV and MV Substation Physical/Electrical design for utilities/substations (including basic layout, electrical arrangement, one line, three-line drawings, plan-section, grounding, AC and DC system drawings)
  • Perform engineering studies and calculations
  • Perform Quality Control reviews on substation physical design projects
  • Assume the role of technical lead on projects with limited guidance
  • Create and review bill of materials for substation physical projects
  • Develop and review proposals, and scopes of work for smaller substation physical projects
  • Be involved in client interaction (including site visits) with a senior, project or lead project engineer
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the internal teams and clients to meet project objectives
  • Develop leadership skills in preparation for future roles on the team

Basic Qualifications

  • Four (4+) plus years of Substation physical design experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, civil, or related degree
  • Experience with grounding studies/lightning protection and lighting studies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E) license
  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Working knowledge of protection and control design
  • Experience with bus calculation
  • Experience with WinIGS or CDEGS



Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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.