Electrical Engineer 2 - Substations

Company: Flux Resources

General Information
US-WA-Vancouver, WA
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Job Description

Flux is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer - Substations to join our project team onsite with our client in Vancouver, WA. This This Engineer will draft designs for the outdoor portion of power substations and conduct system analysis for existing and future Station Service systems.


Position Responsibilities include:

  • Draft designs of new substations (69kV-500kV), and recommend changes and additions to existing substations and other electrical facilities.
  • Facilitate pre-construction planning, engineering and design efforts for installation of substation equipment and other electrical systems in substations.
  • Assist management with establishing engineering requirements and technical and design parameters for the development of substation equipment and facilities, while verifying they meet all functional, operational, maintenance, reliability, and safety requirements.
  • Coordinate with internal and external technicians to facilitate the completion and issuance of designs on schedule.
  • Make recommendations on the application of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code to substation work and other related projects.
  • Select and apply the appropriate quantitative analytical techniques to model and analyze the effects of Substation Design strategies. 
  • Assist in the planning and organization of substation design projects including troubleshooting design problems, resolving problems, and determining appropriate design methods.
  • Perform print verification and project planning in energized substations, including the examination of open cabinets in substations, while ensuring that the minimum approach distance for the appropriate voltage is adhered to at all times.
  • Visit existing substations and proposed substation sites while unescorted (voltages in substations can range from 120 volts to 500,000 volts) to verify design prints, meet with electricians or for on-site coordination and other construction meetings.
  • Provide escorts to employees and /or contractors that do not hold permits for access to substations (Access Permit required – see attached appendix).
  • Job Requirements


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or directly-related engineering discipline is required.
    • Related Experience – a minimum combination of work-related experience or on-the-job training is required. Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of electrical engineering and progressively more technical in nature.
      • Minimum Related Experience: This is a Level 2 position – 5 to 9 years previous work-related experience and knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system, is required.
    • Expert proficiency in the use of engineering software such as Adobe Pro, Microstation and ProjectWise is required.
    • Expert proficiency in the use of Easypower software to provide short circuit, coordination and arc flash studies is required. 
    • Experience in providing cost effective solutions for arc flash mitigation is required.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; (MS Office 2010 proficiency required).