Transmission and Distribution Engineer - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary:

Act as lead engineer on electric transmission, sub-transmission and distribution design projects for overhead and underground systems operating from 12kV through 138kV.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as lead engineer on electric transmission, sub-transmission and distribution design projects for overhead and underground systems operating from 12kV through 138kV.
  • Apply applicable industry codes and standards in the engineering and design of Electrical T&D systems, voltage conversion projects, underground conversion projects, new capacity projects and infrastructure replacement projects.
  • Perform Engineering analyses, prepare material procurement and construction documents, and work with project planning, environmental, permitting, and construction management.
  • Manage and/or execute various sized transmission, sub-transmission and distribution projects located in the State of Hawaii
  • Supervise engineers and designers responsible for preparation of construction packages
  • Mentor engineers and designers for technical and career development
  • Encourage an inclusive and collaborative work environment
  • Perform quality control of engineering work products and construction packages
  • Support engineers and designers in the development of design solutions for complex and/or non-standard installations
  • Work closely and collaboratively with client engineering and management in the prosecution of job responsibilities and project execution
  • Perform design of overhead and underground transmission, sub-transmission and distribution system improvements in accordance with industry best management practice, and client standards, procedures, and policies, including but not limited to replacements, relocations, maintenance, services, system upgrades and expansions.
  • Conduct field inspections to review the physical condition of transmission, sub-transmission and distribution systems and make engineering recommendations for the replacement and/or enhancement of facilities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program
    • Mid Level: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of four (4) + years of relevant experience as a Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Engineer
    • Senior Level: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of eight (8) + years of relevant experience as a Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Engineer
    • SME Level: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of eight (12) + years of relevant experience as a Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Engineer
  • Previous consulting experience preferred
  • Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Hawaii or reciprocity from another State
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply industry codes and standards, including but not limited to NESC, GO6 and NEC
  • Experience with T&D design tools, such as PLS-CADD and O-Calc
  • Knowledge of overhead and underground T&D construction methods
  • Familiarity with T&D system equipment
  • Strong writing, verbal and listening communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record; travel required as needed for projects
  • Ability to stand for long periods, walk (and hike) on uneven ground, climb ladders, work in confined spaces, and lift up to 50 pounds.

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