Sargent & Lundy

  • Substation Physical Designer - Power Delivery Services

    Walnut Creek
    United States
    Area of Interest
    Design and Drafting
    Full Time - Regular
    Job ID
  • Overview


    The Power Delivery Services Business Group is seeking an Electrical Designer with physical substation design experience to join their team in its Walnut Creek, California office.  This position will allow you the opportunity to work with some of the best in the power industry and with a firm that is consistently an industry leader!  


    This position will offer you the opportunity to utilize and expand your drafting and design skills, while working in a multi-disciplined team environment with other designers and/or engineers in the preparation of design drawings based on design input.


    Duties include working in a project team environment with engineers and other designers involved in high and extra high voltage substation design.  Your responsibilities will include the preparation of the following substation drawings:

    • Substation General Arrangement
    • Substation Electrical Equipment Plans
    • Substation Section Views (Elevations)
    • Substation Detailed Bill of Material
    • Substation Lightning Stroke Shielding Plan
    • Substation Grounding Plan
    • Substation Conduit, Electrical Connection and Grounding Details
    • Substation Below Grade Conduit/Raceway Plan
    • Control Building Equipment, Cable Tray, Lighting, Grounding Plans and Section

    Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Interpreting and incorporating vendor information into design deliverables.
    • Performing walkdowns at client facilities.
    • Applying Client's standards related to the work.

    Dependent upon your location, this opportunity offers a generous relocation package.



    We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.


    Essential skills and experience:

    • An Associate’s Degree in drafting or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, or a high school diploma and 3 or more years drafting course work or equivalent technical experience.
    • A minimum of 3 years design experience. Electrical substation physical design, a plus.
    • Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation software.
    • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
    • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including the ability to relate various equipment to a technical design.
    • Ability to visualize Equipment Details, Phase to Ground and Phase to Phase Clearances.
    • Ability to visualize parts in 3D without the aid of the computer.
    • Ability to multi-task from project to project.

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

    • Bentley Substation Design Software .


    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.


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