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Lead substation physical engineer

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 office based lead project delivery function provides expertise in substation design and works with multi-disciplinary teams for utility clients. As part of this role, the successful candidate will lead assignments for the delivery of high voltage substations and the design/condition assessment of existing substations.

Able to provide:
  • Engineering/technical guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems
  • Effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, monitoring and managing work activities of an engineering team
  • Thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches
  • Continuous improvement of job-related engineering technical and professional knowledge skills and performance
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Support of company’s goals and represents the company positively and professionally
  • Active participant in regional weekly resource meeting (may also participate in national resource meeting as applicable)
  • Promotes inter-office collaboration/communication in sharing of knowledge, resources and work to help level utilization
  • Mentors team of engineers

Candidate Specification

You are a team player who is comfortable liaising with stakeholders internally and externally with an exceptional ability to communicate orally and through written correspondence. You have a strong work ethic and take pride and accountability in your duties and accomplishments as an individual. You have expansive experience in consulting environments and understand the importance of keeping all parities involved in a project updated and in the loop at all times.

You are a multitasker who can work on multiple projects at once. You enjoy fast paced, dynamic projects and teams, and have the following qualifications;
  • Professional Engineering Designation
  • 8-15 years of experience working in a consulting environment
  • Ability to use CDEGS (Grounding studies per IEEE80)
  • Ability to use CYME
  • Ability to design lightning protection per IEEE
  • Knowledge and experience completing insulation coordination per IEEE
  • Knowledge of completing rigid bus calculations per IEEE
  • Experience designing Substation packages (General Arrangement, Elevations, Sections, Details)
  • Work closely with Civil, Structural, Relay teams assuring an integrated design
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD
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