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Resident Engineer Electrical - Substation

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

The Mott MacDonald Electrical Group is on track to becoming one of the nation’s leading electrical engineering consultancy groups. The variety of markets that we work in will always keep the brightest high achievers interested, we design electrical projects from large road/rail tunnels to water treatment plants.

The electrical engineering group is in a growth phase at present which provides excellent opportunities for all staff from the junior electrical engineer to the seasoned electrical project manager. Designs are always completed to the highest ethical standards and include high levels of sustainable design.

The electrical group is a handpicked gathering of electrical engineers with a deep and diversified mix of electrical skills. We have been gathered to provide the best designs and advice for our clients in infrastructure and the built environment.

Our New York City office is seeking a Resident Engineer Electrical with substation experience to oversee the construction of a rail substation project in upper Manhattan. Responsibilities include:
  • Ability to plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate substation/rail electrical projects.
  • Review and approve contractor’s design, supervise erection, testing and commissioning of substations.
  • Exercise judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Resolves complex problems, such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Participates in contract bidding and administration; observes project action on site.
  • Serves as liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors and design teams.
  • Reviews plans, prepares and reviews technical specifications, contract documents, and estimates and liaise with Client during the Contract execution.
  • Supervises the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project.
  • Performs other duties assigned by electrical division manager.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required
  • Professional PE preferred
  • 5+ years of experience as a resident engineer or field engineer on electrical utility or infrastructure projects
  • Electrical design experience preferred, but not required
  • Extensive amount of relevant experience in the installation and commissioning of up to 400kV cables .
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a team environment.
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