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Substation Project Engineer


Applications Engineer


Houston, Texas, United States


Ready for a rewarding career opportunity?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, where 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.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you a skilled Substation Project Engineer looking for your next big opportunity? Leidos Engineering has just the role for you! We are seeking a talented engineer to join our team in Houston, TX, working alongside lead engineers and account managers to support a range of clients within our Power Delivery Services. As a key member of our team, you'll have the chance to showcase your skills and expertise while helping us deliver exceptional service and results to our valued clients. If you're up for the challenge, we want to hear from you. Take the first step towards an exciting new career with Leidos – apply today! Your greatest work is ahead!

The Mission

Leidos Civil Group helps modernize infrastructure, systems, and security. We are a trusted partner to both government and highly-regulated commercial customers looking for transformative solutions in mission IT, security, software, engineering, and operations. We work with our customers, including the FAA, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, Custom and Border Protection, airports, and electric utilities to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. Our customers take on the toughest challenges out there and, at times, need a helping hand from specialists in their fields. We combine our scale as a Fortune 500 company with the deep technical knowledge of our core capabilities and the expertise of our talented and diverse workforce to deliver mission-centric innovations. For each of these core capabilities, we have developed proven, repeatable processes that help us deliver agile, cost-effective solutions to foster a better world. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Your Main Objective:

  • Lead and/or perform Substation Physical Electrical engineering design (including general arrangement, electrical plans and sections, grounding plan and details, raceway plan and details, shielding plan and details, lighting plan, and details, etc.) at HV and EHV voltage levels while adhering to prevailing standards, practices, procedures, and project/program requirements.
  • Lead and/or perform Protection and Control engineering design (including relaying one-lines, AC schematics, DC schematics, metering, SCADA systems, station communications, station automation, station security, etc.) at HV and EHV voltage levels while adhering to prevailing standards, practices, procedures, and project/program requirements.
  • Lead and/or conduct engineering studies and calculations (including bus spans, shielding, lighting, conduit fill, AC/DC loading and system design, etc.).
  • Understand and apply industry standards, applicable state and federal safety codes, regulatory compliance requirements, and construction codes to projects.
  • Create equipment, material, construction, and testing and commissioning specifications.
  • Perform quality control (QC) reviews and lead QC review meetings on applicable engineering deliverables produced by junior staff, peers, and remote offices on small, medium, and large projects while adhering to the PDS quality management standard.
  • Provide technical oversight, direction, and support for project teams.
  • Assure proper documentation of project technical data.
  • Ensure and facilitate project team collaboration and communication across all disciplines and resolve design conflicts as needed.
  • Coordinate with project managers to successfully deliver projects to our clients.
  • Function as client Point of Contact (P.O.C) and work directly with clients on project-related issues.
  • Direct and/or participate in client meetings and job-site visits to collect and deliver design and engineering information.
  • Identify and resolve project-related issues while proactively communicating and collaborating with the client.
  • Perform evaluations of existing facilities to propose upgrades and replacements and present findings and recommendations to our clients.
  • Complete conceptual design (one-line and general layout) to support project planning.
  • Prepare and review proposals, technical write-ups, and project approach documents for small, medium, and large projects. This includes preparing and reviewing comprehensive project scopes of work and accurate man-hour estimates.
  • Create project schedules using common software (MS Project, Primavera, etc.) to support proposal development.
  • Present and justify proposals, estimates, and technical write-ups to management for small, medium, and large projects.
  • Provide technical training to junior staff by preparing presentations and workshops and conducting one-on-one meetings to assist with their technical growth.
  • Provide professional mentorship while setting and maintaining a positive professional example for the team and junior staff.
  • Support Leidos’ company goals and represent the company positively and professionally.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university with four (4) + years of prior relevant experience in utility substation engineering.
  • Prior experience as a substation lead engineer performing QC reviews and staff training/mentorship.
  • Experience with serving as firm-client liaison in a support and lead engineering role.
  • Demonstrate advocacy of Quality Assurance and Control in the field of substation engineering.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the utility grid (power generation, transmission, and distribution) system and the theories and principles involved in substation engineering.
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry standards (including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE/ANSI) and their application to projects.
  • Competence in researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under high-pressure situations.
  • High level of computer competency/Proficiency with using MS Office applications.
  • Team player who can work effectively in a team environment with an ability to deal with and lead a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Understand the "big picture" approach and the importance of "Attention To Detail."
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time.

You Might Also Have:

  • Experience with substation physical and protection and control design.
  • Experience with engineering programs and software (including SKM, ASPEN, ETAP, CDEGS, or vendor software).
  • Active membership in national engineering societies and work groups (IEEE, PES, etc.)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Construction support experience.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that allow them to thrive professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We look forward to learning more about you – apply today!

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.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.