Lead Substation Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/11/2024 12:38 PM)
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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.

NV5 Power Delivery Group is ranked 12th in the 2022 ENR Power sector, and we continue to grow. We have an opportunity for a talented & ambitious electrical engineer to join us as our new Lead Substation Engineer. This position is Hybrid/Remote but needs to be based out of Austin, TX.

As our Lead Substation Engineer, you will be a lead engineer for new and ongoing substation projects. You will support multiple projects simultaneously and work closely with NV5 Substation Engineering leadership. You will be working in small project teams to provide exceptional customer service and quality in deliverables to our clients.


Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare construction drawings, documents, calculations, and studies for medium and high voltage substation projects.
  • Responsible for technical delivery of power delivery engineering projects or tasks.
  • Prepare calculations, studies, and reports for substation and power systems projects meeting internal and client standards and requirements.
  • Apply engineering design principles and practices including formulas.
  • Work with small project teams to execute substation projects.
  • 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.


We are seeking the following qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in the Substation/Power Delivery field.
  • 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 (equipment, grounding, and raceway), and bills of materials including selection of non-standard equipment.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards including IEEE, IEC, NESC, and client standards.
  • Experience with power system calculations (AC station service, DC battery sizing, and Voltage Drop/Cable Selection) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of substation physical equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Protection and Controls design is a plus.
  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • PE license is required.


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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