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Distribution Engineer


Applications Engineer


Dunmore, Pennsylvania, United States


Leidos has an opportunity for a Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering in New Jersey. You'll be working directly with clients to make sure that Leidos' reputation for high-quality work is always maintained.

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)
  • Formal Mentorship Programs
  • Learning & Development Resources
  • Management & Leadership Opportunities
  • Technical Upskilling

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, Project and Financial Management, and Client Design Standards. Your greatest work is ahead!

This role is based out of New Jersey, but is largely remote in nature and can accommodate candidates located in neighboring states (PA, NY). Some regional travel can be expected (~15-20%).

Typical Day:

10%-30% working with client remotely

60%-80% Engineering and development of design packages for customer

10% admin/planning/customer follow-up

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
  • Review work provided by Client and assess requirements of scopes.
  • 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) from an accredited institution
  • Mid-Level: 2-5 years of relevant experience required
  • Senior-Level: 5+ years of relevant experience required; Relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company performing electric distribution design engineering
  • Execution of distribution projects from kickoff through design approved
  • Experience with utility reliability projects
  • Previous QAQC experience
  • Previous experience with Customer interaction and Process documentation
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency with the NESC
  • Ability to utilize a personal vehicle, as some customer-related travel could be 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 on occasion; The role may require customer-site visits to collect field data that will assist in developing work packages
  • Candidates should possess valid U.S. driver's license

Nice to Haves:

  • Professional Engineering License
  • Experience providing estimated costs, development of a BOM, calculating the CIAC
  • Experience with design tools such as Pole Foreman, O-Calc, Spida-Calc
  • Experience using Distribution Design Studio (DDS) – performing Electric Distribution Design
  • Experience with the Work Management System CREWS
  • 1 year or more of Relevant management or leadership experience
  • Relevant experience with the utility FirstEnergy, or JCPL

Professional Attributes that will help you succeed in this role:

  • Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills and supporting of customer advocacy
  • Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Professional dress and demeanor
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent time management

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.



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 $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.