Transmission Line Engineer III

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/6/2023 11:18 AM)
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US-CA-San Diego | US-Remote
Regular Full-Time


The Overhead Transmission & Distribution team seeks a Transmission Engineer to join its team in San Diego, CA (remote candidates welcome). Come join us in delivering projects that make a difference.

At NV5, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business.

NV5 is accepting resumes for individuals who are team players, self-motivated, energetic and goal-oriented. NV5 offers competitive salary and benefits designed to provide you with choice and flexibility to fit your individual needs.


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental. 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 an Overhead Transmission Line Engineer to support our growing team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience utilizing the PLS-CADD software suite for the routing, design, and execution of high voltage overhead transmission design projects (60kV to 500kV). Candidate will be well practiced in communicating with a variety of project stakeholders, both internal and external, and will be able to lead a team and make decisions to take projects from inception to closeout. Candidate will be involved in all facets of transmission line routing and design.

  • Routing and design of transmission lines utilizing the Power Line Systems software suite including PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, and TOWER.
  • Acting as the lead engineer on projects. Making important decisions and executing work without the need of oversight.
  • Adhering to all project schedules and budgets.
  • Structure analysis and creating load trees.
  • Developing design criteria and specifications.
  • Generating a list of materials and working with vendors to execute procurement.
  • QA/QC projects and engineering packages prior to release.
  • Will prepare drawings and documentation for construction of transmission line projects.
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.
  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel.
  • Brings forth ideas that would help improve the team’s operation.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program.
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience with routing, design, and specification of high voltage overhead transmission and/or distribution lines.
  • Expertise in Power Line Systems software suite (i.e., PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, TOWER, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently and without oversight to produce quality work in an efficient manner.
  • Must be familiar with and keep up to date with industry codes and standards (such as GO95, NESC, IEEE, ASCE).
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Able to work with a variety of people, both internally and externally in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to make decisions.
  • Practices good record keeping of key project decisions and communications. Maintains consistent organization.
  • Has a mind for trying to help improve the team, whether it be ideas for new tools, changes in processes, etc.
  • Active professional engineering (PE) License is preferred.
  • Experience with designing communication lines is a plus.

The pay range for this California position is $120,000.00- $145,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


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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