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Substation Physical Electrical Designer I


Graphics Designer



Houston, Texas, United States


Job Description:

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Substation Physical Electrical Designer to work out of our Houston office.

In this role, you will use accepted practices and standards to create substation design drawing packages and required documents for electric power substations from 12kV to 500kV.

Physical Electrical Designer responsibilities include:

  • Develop new, or modify existing, electrical layout/plan of substation equipment and structures.
  • Develop new, or modify existing, substation foundation layout/plan drawings.
  • Develop new, or modify existing, section/elevation views from layout/plan drawings.
  • Develop new, or modify existing, conduit layout/plan drawings.
  • Develop new, or modify existing ,substation grounding layout/plan drawings.
  • Develop new, or modify existing, control building layout/plan and section/elevation drawings.
  • Develop complete bill of materials for all required electrical equipment and materials.
  • Review and comment on equipment drawings received from vendors and manufacturers.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines (eg. Civil Engineers) as necessary to complete assigned work.
  • Assist the project team with development of processes and procedures to increase team efficiency.
  • Perform basic engineering calculations to support engineering design
  • Apply relevant client, national and state standards to each assignment as required.


  • An associate or higher degree in engineering technology or drafting technology. Additional experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 2+ years of direct substation physical electrical design experience using CAD software on electric utility industry projects.
  • A combination of education and a demonstrated related experience may be considered in lieu of education and experience requirements.
  • Solid understanding and application of design software such as: MicroStation and AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with Windows-based software such as Word and Excel which are frequently used to develop project deliverables.
  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.
  • Advanced ability to utilize 2D applications to prepare engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with others including, but not limited to Project Managers, Engineers, Designers and drafters in multi-discipline groups
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to details and work product quality.

Preferred Experience/Additional information:

  • Experience with SDS 3D inventor is a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and other 3D applications is a plus.



Pay Range:Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00

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.