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Substation Designer II


Graphics Designer



Houston, Texas, United States


Job Description:We are seeking an Substation Designer II to work out of our Houston, TX office.

The Substation Designer II will work as a member of a dynamic team within our Commercial Energy Services Operation organization; specifically our Power Delivery division: an established group of electric utility engineering consultants that solve challenging substation engineering problems for our utility clients Nation-wide.

The Substation Designer II will work under the direct supervision of an experienced engineer and/or designer and is expected
to develop skills in the field of substation engineering and the ability to work with greater independence.

Substation Designer II Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently execute project work and deliver high quality work products on schedule.
  • Collaborate with engineers/designers across disciplines and identify/resolve potential design issues to assure complete/high-quality product.
  • Apply all relevant client, national, and state standards when applicable.
  • Develop accurate drawing/hour estimates and project approach documents for small to medium size projects.
  • Provide detailed technical write-ups on proposals for small to medium size projects under direction of lead engineer/designer and project manager.
  • Demonstrate improved skill set of technical knowledge and experience through efficiency and quality of work product.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers/designers.
  • Follow the established Quality Control Plan while completing assignments.
  • Assist with the preparation of project deliverables including but not limited to engineered drawings, technical reports, project-related correspondence and miscellaneous project documentation.
  • Collaborate with other substation engineering disciplines as required
  • Maintain accurate records and files and a high level of organization.

Substation Designer II Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and 3 – 5 years of prior relevant experience in utility substation engineering
  • Proficiency in Microstation and AutoCAD
  • Solid understanding of the utility grid (power generation, transmission and distribution) system and fundamental engineering theories and principles
  • Keen focus on: production of high quality work, efficient execution of tasks, attention to details
  • Team player who can work effectively in team environment with an ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to multitask on assignments while maintaining schedule and meeting deadlines under high pressure situations
  • Proactive communication with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with using Windows-based software programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with 3-D modeling
  • Experience with document control software such as ProjectWise

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”.

Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms.



Pay Range:Pay Range - -

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.