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Structural Substation Engineer -- Power Delivery Services -- Senior-Level

Structural Substation Engineer -- Power Delivery Services -- Senior-Level

City 
Elkridge
State 
MD
Country 
United States
Area of Interest 
Engineering
Type 
Full Time - Regular
Job ID 
2017-1707

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Overview

 

Sargent & Lundy provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide. With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.

 

Our Power Delivery Services business unit currently has an opportunity for an experienced Structural Substation Engineer in its Elkridge, Maryland office.

Responsibilities

  • This position will offer you the ability to directly apply your knowledge of materials, structural analysis, structural steel design, and reinforced concrete design. As a member of an engineering and design team, you will work on a wide range of power plant modifications and upgrades to support client recommendations and reviews including creating calculations, document designs, and specifications. Additionally, you will be conducting structural analyses, which include complex loading conditions such as wind, seismic, blast, and pressurization. 
  • Under the direction of the Structural Project Lead, you will be responsible for guiding junior-level engineers and designers in structural engineering design efforts, including providing guidance with the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of structural engineering work.
  • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of structural engineering issues.
  • Using our state-of-the-art computer tools, you will perform structural analysis and design of steel frames, connections, concrete members, equipment and piping supports, and foundations. 
  • Develop integrated structural designs and perform supporting calculations for the planned work.
  • Prepare technical specifications for structural materials.
  • Prepare engineering studies.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.
  • Coordinate and provide guidance to other engineers, project managers, client personnel, and suppliers to ensure a complete and timely design. 
  • Perform reviews of existing facilities to propose upgrades and replacements, and present findings and recommendations to clients and peers.
  • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced engineers by way of S&L’s systems of process and associated “Communities of Practice.” 
  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced engineers. 
  • There is the potential for you to travel to client and vendor offices for design reviews and to plant site locations for construction coordination and field verification of designs. 

Qualifications

Essential skills and experience:

 

  • This position requires a BSCE (MSCE preferred) from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program.
  • Six or more years of working as a member of a project team environment with electrical utilities in the design and upgrade of electrical substations. 
  • Experience in writing and providing support documentation for Structural Engineering calculations.
  • Technically knowledgeable of the practical application of structural engineering including analysis for structural supports, loads, and design integrity.
  • Experience with the design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models for industrial plants.
  • Proficiency with any of the following programs: MathCad, STAAD PRO, SAP2000, SAFE, STRUDL, or ANSYS.
  • Familiarity with design codes and standards such as IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, and ACI 318.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Valued but not required skills and experience:

 

  • Construction and start-up experience a plus. 
  • Commissioning experience a plus. 
  • PE license preferred.

 

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.