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Field Engineering Tech



Full Time

On Site


Simsbury, Connecticut, United States


Leidos is seeking Field Engineering Technicians to provide field inspections of utility poles throughout Connecticut.

This role is 100% remote, but the Field Tech MUST live in the Connecticut area.


The successful candidate will travel around the state of Connecticut to collect data, field measurements, and photos of utility poles. Technicians are expected to meet the goals / expectations set on a weekly basis by their boss and communicate their status / progress effectively.

Significant walking is required; 95% of this position requires field related work. Candidate will be required to be outside year-round and every week as weather and personal safety permit and could be subject to inspection of poles in the following areas; urban, rural, backyard pole lines, private properties, and Transmission and Distribution Right of Ways.

Work locations assigned vary monthly around the state of Connecticut. If the work locations are long distances from the candidate’s home, hotels may be provided (including per diem supplements for meals generally between $50-$70 dependent on work location).

Candidate can either drive their own personal vehicle with a mileage reimbursement set at the federal rate.

Candidate will receive training with an experienced field engineer prior to working alone. Hours are flexible based on need dates of inspections. Candidate will be responsible for following Leidos safety procedures and reporting progress daily.

To be considered for these positions, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  • Level 1: High School diploma and 1-3 years of prior relevant experience
  • Level 2: High School diploma and 2-4 years of prior relevant experience

For all levels:

  • Candidates must be able to work in both team and independent environments and to organize work to meet deadlines
  • Must be local to the area
  • Knowledge of NESC Standards and Client Standards is helpful.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness to perform both field and office work
  • Ability to work long days in outdoor environments
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to utilize cell phone and 8MP camera

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Science

Additional benefits that Field Engineering Technicians can look forward to:

  • Flexible Work Hours. Many Technicians opt to work 4-10 hour days and take Friday off each week
  • OT offered with 1.5x pay for productive Technicians
  • Per-Diem supplements between $50-$70 for meals while staying overnight in hotels

No two career paths will ever look the same. At [Register to View] target="_blank">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 [Register to View] target="_blank">benefits of working for a world-class employer. [Register to View] target="_blank">When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”.

In this role, you can also expect to gain:

  • NESC expertise
  • Structural Pole Modeling
  • Electrical Power Calculations
  • GIS design training
  • Project management
  • Financial management

Leidos is a trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to Leidos for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, 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, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms. Leidos is hiring an Engineering Tech in multiple locations. This Engineering Tech will perform field inspections, develop project design drawings, material lists, and cost estimates for electrical power delivery ranging from 4.8kV to 14.4kV.



Pay Range:

Pay Range $37,050.00 - $57,000.00 - $76,950.00

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.