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Project engineer - transmission line

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

Overhead transmission line design for high voltages. Ability to be a lead engineer. Ability to develop schedule and budgets. Ability to interact with clients and in house project team members. Proven design of at least two high voltage overhead transmission design projects. Ability to use PLS-CADD as a design tool. Good knowledge of NESC standards and clearance requirements and loading requirements. Ability to design all ranges and type of structures wood poles and steel poles and prepare specifications. Ability to define right of way criteria. Ability to calculate conductor sizes, sag and tensions, optimize conductor span, set pole design basis, conductor arrangement and phase spacing.

Candidate Specification

  • PE Required (preferably TX, but reciprocity will be OK)
  • Will work on Utility transmission Lines, Solar and Wind Generation Facilities, etc.
  • Can develop material specifications (including specifications for steel structures) from scratch
  • Can develop and QA/QC bills of materials
  • Proficiency with PLS CADD and PLS POLE
  • PLS Tower experience desired, but not necessary
  • Experience with foundation engineering and design
  • Strong understanding of the NESC
  • RUS experience desired, but not necessary
  • Proficiency with leading the development and QA/QC of transmission projects
  • Develops stringing charts
  • Good communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Consulting background preferred
  • Commmiserate experience in transmission projects
  • Must believe in cornerstones to success:

  • Quality

  • Responsiveness

  • Individual Accountability

  • Teamwork (through communication and collaboration)
  • Ability to multi-task required.
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