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Distribution Engineer ( R-00086548 )


Applications Engineer



Durham, North Carolina, United States


Job Description:

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering. This position will be working with our growing Power Distribution Engineering team. This role will require QA/QC of both simple and complex engineering projects, working directly with clients, and ensuring the Leidos reputation of high quality is maintained.

This position will develop construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Project work may include new business and reliability designs. Work packages will be developed using Bentley Open utilities Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.

Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment and flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

• Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)

• Professional Engineer License (PE)

• Project Management Professional (PMP)

• Leadership training

• Management opportunities

In this role, you can also expect to gain:

• NESC expertise

• Structural Pole Modeling

• Electrical Power Calculations

• GIS design training

• Project management

• Financial management

Background must haves:

• Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is required and two (2)+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree and relevant experience: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering (EIT/FE credentials is preferred)

• Experience with Voltage Conversion projects, Road Widening Projects, Major Underground Projects, Conductor replacements, and OH to UG conversions

• Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates

Nice to haves:

• Experience providing estimated costs, development of a BOM, calculating the CIAC

• Experience with design tools such as Pole Foreman, SOCKET, SPIDAcalc

• Experience using AutoCAD--performing Electrical Distribution design

• Experience with design standards



Pay Range:Pay Range $52,650.00 - $81,000.00 - $109,350.00

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.