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Distribution Construction Standards Engineer ( R-00090632-OTHLOC-6314 )

Construction and Facilities

Commercial Construction



Reston, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Distribution Construction Standards Engineer

Leidos offers its knowledge and expertise over a wide area of cutting-edge energy technologies and independent oversight, combined with proven business acumen. Building our work for publicly and privately-owned utilities, financial institutions and local governments, we are able to provide our clients with business insight into all sectors of the infrastructure industry.

We are seeking a Distribution Construction Standards Engineer who will join our Power Delivery Solutions group, and who will provide standards related engineering services.

This REMOTE position can be fulfilled from any location in the U.S.

It is expected that this role will involve the review of overhead and underground construction standards for distribution facilities. This position will work with drafters, designers, and engineers to perform standards related services for client utilities.

Distribution Construction Standards Engineer

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensuring standards and equipment specifications are up to date and accurate, and reviewing standards against constructability requirements, industry standards and best practices, as required for client utilities.
  • Develop, update, organize and maintain standards, material specification, policies, procedures and work practices for client utilities.
  • Maintain familiarity with codes, regulations, standards and safety practices impacting equipment, materials and tools.
  • Provide support to team by serving as subject matter expertise on standards related issues.
  • Define design requirements and standards as requested by client utilities, including those associated with DER installations.
  • Ensuring that the distribution designs support a safe environment for utility workers, contractors and the general public.
  • Preparing bills-of-material for the development of material lists to support standard development, including the creation and maintenance of compatible units (CU's) and macro units (MU’s).
  • Supporting non-standards related efforts including arc flash walkdowns and analysis, and distribution system modelling and studies.

Distribution Construction Standards Engineer

Basic Qualifications

  • Prior experience as in distribution standards at a large electric utility.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree and 4 to12 years of prior relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering (BSEE) from an ABET accredited institution preferred. May by waived for candidates with significant direct standards experience.
  • Familiar with overhead and underground distribution construction standards including weather hardening, NESC and Rural Utility Services (RUS).
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate or Professional Engineering license preferred.
  • CAD experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable computer software necessary to fulfill job duties including but not limited to Microsoft Office, and computer aided design (AutoCAD preferred or MicroStation, Inventor 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, or Civil 3D).
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently and be able to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines, and unexpected developments.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, providing comprehensive project status reports, clear and concise correspondence, and accurate information.
  • Must possess strong organizational, computer, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be self-directed and not dependent on detailed instruction from others.
  • Strong technical writing skills for preparing material, service, and equipment specifications.

Leidos Engineering 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.

Pay Range:Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

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.