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Senior Substation Protection and Control Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Orlando, Florida, United States


re you ready for your next career challenge?

We are in search of a Senior Substation Protection and Control Engineer to join our diverse and fast-paced Power Delivery Solutions organization. As a future leader of our substation physical design group at Leidos, we are committed to fostering a work environment that supports your personal growth by focusing on your career objectives and your personal well-being to achieve a successful work-life balance. You will interact with other electric utility disciplines, playing a valuable part in leading and designing high voltage utility substation projects. 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

Your greatest work is ahead!

As an Career Protection & Control Engineer, candidates will have the opportunity to design substation protection and control projects for electric utilities at voltages from 12kV up to 500kV. This is an exciting and growing field in the power systems industry and allows candidates to get exposure to how the power generation such as that of renewable energy ties into the electric system. Candidates will be expected to use knowledge of digital logic design, AC and DC circuits to design substation electrical projects.

Successful candidates 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 including:

  • Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT).
  • Professional Engineer License (PE).
  • Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Technical & Non-Technical Training Opportunities.
  • Leadership Opportunities.
  • Mentorship & Training Opportunities.
  • Opportunity to Lead, Grow, and Inspire a Dynamic Team

In this role, you can also expect to gain experience in the following:

  • Interfacing with Local Clients.
  • Partnering with a Variety of Utility Clients Nationwide.
  • Working with different types of projects ranging from distribution to transmission level voltages.
  • Electrical Power Calculations.
  • Interactions with Other Disciplines (Substation, Telecom, and Civil Structural, etc).

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

The Challenge:

  • Relay One Line Design.
  • Three Line AC Schematic Design.
  • DC Protection Schematic Design.
  • Panel Layout and Wiring Design.
  • Develop Bill of Materials Based on Design Criteria.
  • Quality Control Checks on Wiring Design.
  • Complete Project Lifecycle Support from Scoping to Final Design and Implementation.
  • Construction Support.
  • Applying the Minimum Requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code to the Design Processes
  • Working with Client Standards to Implement Design.
  • Working with a Designer/Drafter to Create the Required Drawings for Each Project.

Successful candidates must comply with quality control and safe work practices and maintain compliance with project scope, schedule, and budget. This position will be a member of a design team comprised of engineers, designers, and CAD technicians and will work with client standards to implement design.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or related degree with four (4+) or more years of Substation protection control design and/or field testing/commissioning experience.
  • Experience in executing substation protection and control projects.
  • Demonstrate Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with the internal team and clients to meet project needs.
  • Ability to read and design substation protection and control drawings such as one-line drawings, three-line drawings, AC/DC schematic drawings and wiring design.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure situations.
  • Collaborator and leader who can work effectively in team environment.
  • Self-starter who works independently with minimal direction.
  • Strong analytical skills and proven problem solver in both team and independent environments.
  • High level of computer competency.
  • Willingness to travel to project and/or client sites.

You Might Also have:

  • US Citizen and able to pass a DOE Background
  • Engineer Intern (“EI” or “EIT”) professional certification.
  • Professional Engineer (“PE”) License.
  • Experience performing quality control checks on small substation protection and control design projects.
  • Experience working on CAD tools.
  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Field testing/commissioning experience.


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. To explore and learn more, click here!

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

We take care of our employees. Leidos seeks the best and the brightest, and in return, we invest in you, with an eye on your future, through career advancement, growth opportunities and continuous improvement via mentoring, formal and informal project management training and assistance with obtaining pertinent certifications. We challenge you to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and reward you with a welcoming culture that recognizes the importance of a strong work/life balance, as well as competitive compensation and benefits. We believe that diversity and inclusion make us all better and offer the chance to have fun and make a difference.



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 $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.