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Substation Electrical Designer

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Portland, ME
Job Type
Direct Hire
Mar 18, 2019
Job ID
Substation Electrical Designer
Locations: New Haven CT, Portland ME, Augusta ME, Rochester NY, Binghamton NY

The Substation Designer will develop construction drawings for medium to high voltage electric utility substation projects. You will supervise and mentor lower level designers.


  • Participate actively with multidisciplinary teams in the design of medium and high voltage indoor/outdoor electric substations, and transmission and distribution lines
  • Create CAD drawings from sketches for medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) both indoor/outdoor electric substations and transmission and distribution lines
  • Modify and/ or update existing models, assemblies, and layouts to reflect changes to the design
  • Create or modify physical drawings such as single line diagrams, station location plans, electrical assemblies, cable and conduit plans, cable schedules, grounding plans, duct bank designs and layouts, and other details and drawings that will provide sufficient detail and information to construct an electrical substation with guidance of senior designers and project lead engineer
  • Handle complex projects without supervision
  • Coordinate with people from other departments who are involved in a design project
  • Supervise and mentor less experienced designers


  • 5 - 7 years of experience designing physical layouts, equipment layouts, plan views, elevation views, section views, and creating detailed bills of material
  • Must have experience using AutoCAD or MicroStation
  • Associate degree in applied science (AAS) in drafting and computer aided (CAD) design or in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technology or equivalent experience
  • Ability to develop physical design drawings such as layouts, plan views, and section views from the substation one-line drawing and project scope with general guidance from a higher level designer or lead engineer
  • Technical knowledge of P&ID drawings and layout
  • Advanced understanding of one-line and three-line electrical drawings
  • Advanced understanding of design practices and engineering systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication

Salary:$DOE. Comprehensive benefits. Relocation assistance.