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Distribution Design Engineer


Applications Engineer


Syracuse, New York, United States


Unleash Your Potential

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

These positions are largely remote in nature, but Candidates must be located in either Ohio or the Northeastern US (New York, Massachusetts, or neighboring state) in order to be considered. This allows us to provide support to our local utility clients as needed.

Leidos is on the hunt for Distribution Engineers who are passionate about electric utility design engineering. We’re looking for someone who is dedicated to ensuring that every project, no matter how simple or complex, is of exceptional quality. You'll be working directly with clients to make sure that Leidos' reputation for high-quality work is always maintained.

As a Distribution Engineer, You can expect to:

  • Perform design engineering for Leidos electric utility customers
  • Perform 3rd party make ready design and analysis; potentially work on capital/ reliability design (i.e. reconductor, voltage conversion, DG, FLISR, underground, etc. designs)
  • Perform distribution design by creating construction sketches and producing bill of material for 3rd party design
  • Review engineering design packages with clients; Review and organize existing program work
  • Perform functional tasks, planning, and/or customer follow-up
  • Perform scope analysis of work assigned and maintain schedule adherence to advocate client priorities
  • Gain experience in coordinating conflicting utilities and other field engineering design requirements, assessing and developing large design packages for complex cable/conduit projects in dense urban environments, work permit development, easements, and ROW applications
  • Gain the ability to perform QAQC on 3rd party design

**This role may require candidates to work 3-6 months as a contracted payrollee before becoming a permanent Leidos employee**

What Sets You Apart (Background Requirements):

  • A minimum of 2 years of Relevant experience working with Third Party Make Ready Projects for electric utilities
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
  • Familiarity with Pole Loading software (O-Calc, Pole Foreman)
  • Demonstrated Experience with development of civil & electrical packages associated with complex cable/conduit in dense urban environments
  • Prior experience and proven proficiency with DDS (Distribution Design Studio) OR STORMS software or other closely related design software
  • Prior experience with AutoCAD
  • Prior QAQC experience is preferred

Professional Attributes that will help you succeed in this role:

  • Collaborative attitude and inclusivity of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Positive attitude
  • Professional dress and demeanor

At Leidos, we pride ourselves on being a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Our Power Delivery Services Team is the go-to for utilities and mobile operators who need reliable power and telecommunication expertise. We've worked with over 50 investor-owned utilities, over 160 municipals/cooperatives, and we're continuing to expand our reach. Plus, we've got an amazing group of industry-leading construction partners who help us deliver meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions.

Our recognition as an industry leader has been confirmed time and time again. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Leidos among the Top 10 T&D Firms and Top 10 Power Firms.

At Leidos, 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.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

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.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.