Transmission Line Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/1/2021 12:32 PM)
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Job Locations
US-CA-San Diego | US-AZ-Phoenix
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


We are seeking Mid to Senior Level Transmission Line Engineers to support our growing Overhead Transmission & Distribution practice in San Diego, CA. This is a mid/senior level position. Your experience in routing, design, and execution of high voltage overhead transmission and distribution design projects (12kV to 500kV) will be crucial to the success of our group and will enable the right candidate to experience strong and fast career growth. You will be involved in all facets of transmission and distribution line routing and design. There may also be opportunities to grow into other aspects of line design projects, including client development and project management.



  • Routing and design of overhead transmission lines utilizing the Power Line Systems software suite including PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, and TOWER
  • Structure analysis and loading trees, developing design criteria and specifications for the T&D line design and procurement of materials, project cost estimating, and quality control reviews.
  • Will become familiar with industry codes and standards and have experience as the technical lead on projects.
  • Will prepare drawings and documentation for construction of transmission line projects.


  • Education/Qualifications:
    • Engineer applicants: Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited program and an active engineering intern (FE) registration.
    • 4+ years of overhead (OH) Transmission Line Design experience
    • Proficiency with PLS-CADD
    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
    • Able to travel 5% of time.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience writing up proposals and/or construction contracts a big plus
  • Certifications/Licenses:
    • PE license in the state of California is a plus


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


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.


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