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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

We are looking for a substation physical engineer for our Houston, Texas office. As part of this role, the successful candidate will participate in assignments for the delivery of high voltage substations and the design/condition assessment of existing substations.
  • Assisting in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems
  • Working as an individual and as a part of a team
  • Clear and thorough delivery of correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches as assigned
  • 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

Candidate Specification

You are a team player 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 are looking for a place to make an impact and launch your career. You also have the following qualifications;
  • Professional Engineering designation, or on track to obtaining it.
  • 4 years work experience, ideally in a consulting environment
  • Ability to use CDEGS (Grounding studies per IEEE80)
  • Ability to use CYME
  • Ability to design lightning protection per IEEE
  • Ability to do insulation coordination per IEEE;
  • Knowledge of how to calculate rigid bus per IEEE;
  • Design Substation packages (General Arrangement, Elevations, Sections, Details)
  • Experience working closely with Civil, Structural, Relay teams assuring an integrated design;
  • Ability to multi-task required (i.e. can work on more than one project at a time);
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD.
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