Substation Engineer

Allentown, PA 18101 | Contract

Post Date: 12/12/2017 Job ID: 9785 Industry: Technology
  • Job Title: Substation Design Engineer
  • Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Status: Contract - Hire (1 year +)

Are you a Design Engineer looking to take your career to the next level?   We have the opportunity for you to join an exciting and growing team to lend your skills and advance your position in the industry.   There are several open positions and we are looking for Substation experience.   This position also offers the ability to mentor more Jr. team members dependent upon experience level.   Some travel may be required with expenses paid.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Lead the execution, review, and comment on the work performed by other Design Contractor(s) or Internal Designers to ensure expectations and standards are met.  
  • Leads the individuals required to administer, monitor, manage, and execute the contractor substation engineering resources and activities associated with projects.
  • Acts as the substation asset owner for projects.  Responsible for coordinating information between other functional groups and design firms.
  • Responsible for developing a decision evaluation matrix when evaluating items which affects scope, budget, and cost.
  • Participates in the evaluation of substation engineering bid proposals and helps determine the successful engineering firm.
  • Provides the necessary technical expertise and oversight to the engineering contractor and other required groups, to ensure deliverables meet design expectations.
  • Works closely with Project Management and Construction Management to ensure engineering provides a safe, cost effective constructible design which meets all deliverables.
  • Accountable for addressing entire engineering scope.
  • Responsible for the application of organizational policies.  Elevates and reinforces a strong safety culture within the work group, through daily leadership, communication and behaviors.
  • Act as the engineering lead for the project.
  • Coordinating resources and schedules to meet established deadlines.
  • Guide the engineering process through established workflows and checkpoints.
  • Ensure the design appropriately utilizes company' s established specifications.

As the on-site contractor, qualified candidates will oversee, review and comment on the work performed by selected Construction Contractor(s) ensuring work meets the design standards set forth:
  1. The construction meets engineering scope and criteria.
  2. Maintaining 2 week look ahead on construction and engineering needs.
  3. Providing weekly construction status reports.
  4. Verify that construction meets the design criteria for the project.
  5. Interacting with construction inspectors.
  6. Addressing any engineering challenges which occur during construction.

Develop standards on a project  basis or program basis similar to below:
  1. Work with manufactures to determine products or materials needed for each project.
  2. Develop standards based off new materials.
  3. Record and document standards and catalog units in company records.

Arrange a pre-design meeting with representatives from each functional group to assure that:
  1. The Scope of Work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
  2. All necessary and defined deliverables are in-hand.
  3. The applicable specifications to be utilized on the project are identified.
  4. Any issues that need to be resolved or require special attention are identified.

Will arrange preliminary field walk-downs for the purpose of assuring that the Design Contractor(s):
  1. Review the site for design and constructability obstacle/issues.
  2. Identify potential access and associated environmental/permitting issues.
  3. Identify any additional field survey that may be required to complete the design.
  4. Define the access and locates where any necessary soil borings shall take place.
  5. Define any open right-of-way issues and/or applicable design restrictions.
  6. Has addressed and met all required criteria.
  7. Is consistent with industry standard criteria.
  8. Has completed all the steps in the design process.

Design Complete stage, this resource will review the Design Contractor’ s check-off list to assure that:
  1. All design parameters were identified and met.
  2. All permitting requirements are identified and being cared for.
  3. Is consistent with industry standard criteria.
  4. Has completed all the steps in the design process.
  5. All drawing details are complete and provide sufficient and necessary information for the project to be constructed.
  6. All drawing details are adequate to document the final design criteria utilized.
  7. The drawing content is readable and understandable and is provided in a professional drawing style or according to requirements, as so specified.

If you are someone you know is qualified for this position - please contact your dedicated IT Talon Recruiter today!   Competitive benefits and perks offered even during contracting period!

Victoria McLean

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