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Distribution Engineer


Applications Engineer


Hamilton, Michigan, United States


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.

Leidos is seeking 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.

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.

As a valued team member, you 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 opportunities, including:
• Professional Engineer License (PE)
• Project Management Professional (PMP)
• Leadership training
• Formal Mentorship Programs
• Management opportunities

If you join us in this role, you'll also have the opportunity to gain expertise in a variety of areas, including NESC, Structural Pole Modeling, Electrical Power Calculations, GIS design training, Field Data Collection, and Client Design Standards. Your greatest work is ahead!

These positions are based out of the following areas, so candidates should be within a reasonable driving distance in order to best serve our localized utility customer:

Traverse City, MI

Saginaw, MI

Hastings, MI

Muskegon, MI

As a Distribution Engineer, You can expect to:

  • Independently develop design and construction work packages for electrical overhead and underground distribution systems for Leidos electric utility customers
  • Be comfortable in a field setting: the role will require customer-site visits to collect field data that will assist in developing work packages. You can anticipate that about 25-30% of your time will be spent collecting field data, and the remainder of your time will be spent working remotely, completing design work. You may also be asked to visit a customer office on an ad hoc basis.
  • Review work provided by Client and assess requirements of scopes; You will interact frequently with our customer
  • Perform engineering calculations such as: structural analysis for wood pole loading, guying calculations, specifying conductor sags and tensions for recommended spans, and calculation of voltage drop and flicker.
  • Provide engineering support during construction, including post-construction reviews to ensure all applicable engineering and construction standards have been met.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of outages and mitigation using engineering principles and design
  • 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

What Sets You Apart (Background Requirements):

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, or Industrial); Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to utilize a personal vehicle, as some customer-related travel is anticipated (Job-related travel will be reimbursed at IRS-approved rates)
  • Willingness to perform both field and office work; Ability to work in outdoor environments
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Candidates with relevant experience will be preferred: Relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company performing electric distribution design engineering
  • Candidates possessing prior Experience with distribution design tools such as BOUD, Pole Foreman, Spida-Calc, O-Calc or similar will be preferred

You Might Also Have Some previous experience with:

  • Experience with NESC Standards, ESRI, AutoCAD and/or MicroStation, and GIS
  • Structural analysis, guying calcs, cable pulling calcs, coordination of protective devices, and electric demand and fault currents calculations.
  • Work management software and job estimating software.
  • CAD tools

Professional Attributes that will help you succeed in this role:

  • Collaborative attitude and inclusivity of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Positive attitude
  • Professional dress and demeanor

Join our team and discover a culture of collaboration, innovation, diversity, communication transparency, work-life balance, and overall job satisfaction. 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 $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.