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Substation Engineer


Applications Engineer


Houston, Texas, United States


Leidos is seeking Substation Engineers who who will work alongside engineers and management within Leidos' Power Delivery Services (PDS) division. This position will be part of an established Project Management Office (PMO) that provides consulting services to both public-owned and investor-owned electric utilities. These consulting services provide clients with overall project management tasks in the areas of comprehensive engineering design of electrical transmission and distribution, substation and transmission line projects nationwide.

Successful candidates will enjoy a fast-paced, diverse working environment that requires adaptability. You can look forward to collaborative and flexible work hours/work arrangements, as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth opportunities, including:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Professional Engineer License
  • Leadership training & Management opportunities
  • Formal Mentorship programs
  • Professional Development & Continuing Education Resources
  • Technical Upskilling programs

As a Substation Engineer, you can expect to:

  • Perform Physical Electrical, Protection and Control, SCADA Systems, Station Communications and Station Automation design on small to medium sized utility substation engineering projects with medium complexity.
  • Perform medium to advanced complexity engineering calculations to support engineering design.
  • Assist senior engineers with engineering studies.
  • Prepare project deliverables including but not limited to engineered drawings, technical reports, project-related correspondence and miscellaneous project documentation.
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines as required. Should be able to assess the impacts of design changes on other disciplines to pick the best solution.
  • Perform Quality Control reviews on smaller projects.
  • Prepare portions of smaller proposals under the direction of project engineers.
  • Provide drawing counts and manhour estimates for small to medium sized projects.
  • Assist the team with the development of processes and procedures to improve project execution efficiency.
  • Maintain accurate records and files and a high level of organization.
  • Take opportunities to improve technical knowledge and understanding of the work.
  • Develop and provide moderate complexity technical presentations to the team to assist with training and staff development.
  • Assist project engineer with project-related technical support to field personnel during construction.
  • Support Leidos’ goals and represent the company positively and professionally.

What Sets you Apart:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • 2+ years of prior relevant experience in utility substation engineering with a B.S. degree OR 1+ years of prior relevant experience in utility substation engineering with a M.S. degree
  • Familiarity with electric infrastructure and the theories and principles involved in substation engineering.
  • Experience with engineering programs and software (including SKM, ASPEN, ETAP, CDEGS, or vendor software).
  • Competency in applying basic theories and principals involved in substation engineering.

You Might Also Have:

  • Registered Engineer In Training (EIT)
  • Proficiency with Bentley ProjectWise data management system.
  • Understanding of the function and application of major substation electrical and control house equipment

Professional Attributes that will help you succeed in this role:

  • Keen focus on quality and an appreciation for high quality deliverables.
  • Understanding of the importance of quality and quality control in power/consulting industry.
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to meet deadlines under high pressure situations.

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.

The opportunities at Leidos are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. 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 $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

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.