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Director of Distribution Engineering


Software Engineering


Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Unleash Your Potential

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s 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 are seeking a Director of Distribution Engineering in Atlanta, GA to manage and oversee a team responsible for developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Your teams will work on projects in OH, UG, or URD environments, which may include joint use make-ready and street light projects. Your teams will utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems to develop work packages.

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 Distribution Engineering Director, your team’s project work will require performing engineering calculations such as structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, fault currents, and coordination of protective devices. You will also have oversight of assignments such as preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, developing BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements or calculating a customer Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC).

Some local/customer-related travel is anticipated, including on-site or in-office meetings. Candidates must be located in or around the greater Atlanta area, in order to provide support to internal teams and Leidos’ utility customers as needed

Your Main Objective:

  • 10%-30% Working with Leidos team to improve process, training & mentoring staff.
  • 20% Engineering, development, and quality control of design packages for construction crews.
  • 50%-70% Performing supervisory, business development, planning, managing profit/loss, and/or customer relationship.

What Sets You Apart (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (EE preferred) from an ABET accredited institution
  • Twelve + years of prior relevant experience; Relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing electric distribution design engineering.
  • Proficient knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and comprehension of client construction standards
  • Experience with Business Development, developing proposals, pricing & client interviews.
  • Successful project management experience (initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, closeout).
  • Previous Experience managing large engineering teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, oral and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and provide leadership to other team members; Ability to work effectively in teams made up of individuals of diverse backgrounds

You Might Also Have:

  • Professional Engineer license and/or PMP certification
  • Experience with designing secondary networks.
  • Experience with software such as PoleForeman, Bentley OpenUtilities Designer, GE Smallworld, Maximo, or similar products.
  • Experience with complex projects in distribution design: medium voltage switchgear, voltage conversion projects, distribution automation projects.
  • Experience with development of civil & electrical packages associated with complex cable/conduit in dense urban environments.

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

Leidos Civil Group helps modernize infrastructure, systems, and security. We are a trusted partner to both government and highly-regulated commercial customers looking for transformative solutions in mission IT, security, software, engineering, and operations. We work with our customers including the FAA, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, Custom and Border Protection, airports, and electric utilities to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. Our customers take on the toughest challenges out there, and at times need a helping hand from specialists in their fields. We combine our scale as a Fortune 500 company with the deep technical knowledge of our core capabilities and the expertise of our talented and diverse workforce to deliver mission-centric innovations. For each of these core capabilities, we have developed proven, repeatable processes that help us deliver agile, cost-effective solutions to foster a better world. To explore and learn more, click here!

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.



Pay Range:

Pay Range $105,300.00 - $162,000.00 - $218,700.00

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.