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Sr. Project Manager / Substation Engineer

Sr. Project Manager / Substation Engineer

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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5’s Power Delivery Group is seeking an experienced Senior Substation Electrical Engineer or Project Manager with substation physical design and protection and control design experience to join and develop its team in Houston Texas. Duties and Responsibilities related to this position are listed below.


  • Responsible for technical delivery of substation engineering design projects with minimal supervision while completing assignments that require independent judgement and evaluation.
  • Preparation of construction drawings and documents for high voltage substation projects meeting client standards and requirements.
  • Direct/lead small project teams to execute detailed design of medium to extra high voltage electric transmission and distribution substations.
  • Mentor less experienced staff members with all facets of substation design
  • Prepare and/or update one line diagrams, three line diagrams, AC/DC schematics and wiring diagrams, physical layouts, electrical elevations, plans (foundation, grounding, and raceway), and bills of materials including selection and specifications for non-standard equipment and associated calculations to support system design.
  • Responsible for providing weekly updates to Sr. team leaders and/or project managers on milestone progress, estimated completion dates including percent completion of activities and supporting information to monitor project progress.
  • Support technical response and provide input on hourly estimates for proposal development to include performing site visits for scoping.
  • Interface with key client personnel on technical subjects to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Able to fulfill assignments that require independent judgment and evaluation.
  • Apply engineering design principles and practices including formulas.
  • Travel to client sites as needed (less than 20% travel is anticipated)





  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in the high voltage substation design field.
  • Power Systems Engineering Background.
  • Documented direct experience with high voltage substation design (15kV through 500kV) activities such as preparing one line diagrams, three line diagrams, AC/DC schematics and wiring diagrams, physical layouts, electrical elevations, plans (foundation, grounding, and raceway), and bills of materials including selection of non-standard equipment, writing equipment specifications, and assisting with procurement, etc.
  • Knowledge of substation physical equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical and civil engineering practices and principles applied to substation design and construction
  • Knowledge of Protection and Controls design
  • Capable of developing detailed construction documents and drawings based on concepts, verbal direction and/or sketches.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards including IEEE, IEC, NESC, and client standards.
  • Experience with managing documents for large construction projects.
  • Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others (QA/QC)
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple assignments under budget and time constraints.
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills leading small project teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to work and communicate effectively with team members, clients and management teams across different geographical locations and time zones. Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated technical writing and reporting skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Experience with the power system calculations (AC panel sizing, DC panel and battery sizing, Voltage Drop, Cable Sizing, Arrester Selection)


Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • SCADA applications
  • Substation Grounding Analysis to include proficiency with CDEGS a plus
  • Proficiency in performing relay settings calculations and studies a plus
  • Proficiency with SKM, CAPE, or Aspen a plus
  • Proficiency with CAD software (Microstation and AutoCAD)
  • Project scheduling
  • Financial management (Project budgets)
  • Consulting experience
  • Construction experience
  • Substation inspection and documentation experience to include quality control during construction



  • Required: PE licensure in at least 1 state with ability to obtain licensure in additional states
  • Preferred: NCEES Records

For us, helping you grow your career at NV5 is good business. Just as our clients require solutions tailored to meet their individual needs, so does our staff. NV5's benefits plan is designed to provide you the choice and flexibility to fit your individual needs.




NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefit package:

Medical Coverage

Dental Coverage

Vision Coverage

401(k) Program Financial Consulting through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Paid Time Off (PTO) Holiday Pay Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.