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Substation Engineering Manager

Company: Leidos
Location: Novi
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.  When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”.

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

•            Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)

•            Professional Engineer License (PE)

•            Project Management Professional (PMP)

•            Technical & non-technical training opportunities

•            Leadership Opportunities

•            Mentorship & Training Opportunities

•            Opportunity to Lead, Grow, and Inspire a Dynamic Team

In this role, you can also expect to gain

•            NESC expertise

•            Interface with local clients

•            Electrical Power Calculations

•            Interactions with other disciplines (Transmission Line, Distribution, Planning, PMO)

•            Strategic Development

•            Expanding Portfolio of Business

•            Partnering with a Variety of Utility Clients Nationwide


In this role, the qualified individual will be expected to: 

  • Report directly to the Section Manager.  Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Novi MI protection and control, substation physical, and SCADA/settings teams: in charge of employee engagement, performance reviews, salary negotiations, interviewing/hiring, work quality, budgets and schedules, mentorship and growth, project execution, client interaction, and business development.
  • Staff and manage the local team, with focus on hiring, growing, and building the team as well as retaining existing talent
  • Prepare and review proposals, technical write-ups and project approach documents for small, medium and large projects. This includes preparation and review of comprehensive project scopes of work and accurate man-hour estimates.
  • Develop project schedules using common software (MS Project, Primavera, etc.) in support of proposal development.
  • Present and justify proposals, estimates and technical write-ups to management for small, medium and large projects.
  • Provide technical training to junior staff by preparing presentations and workshops and conducting one-on-one meetings to assist with their technical growth.  
  • Provide professional mentorship while setting and maintaining a positive professional example for the team and junior staff.
  • Understand and apply industry standards, applicable state and federal safety codes, regulatory compliance requirements and construction codes to projects.
  • Perform quality control (QC) reviews and lead QC review meetings on applicable engineering deliverables produced by junior staff, peers and remote offices on small, medium and large projects while adhering to the PDS quality management standard.
  • Provide technical oversight, direction and support for project teams.
    Assure proper documentation of project technical data.
    Ensure and facilitate project team collaboration and communication across all disciplines and resolve design conflicts as required. 
  • Coordinate with project managers to successfully deliver projects to our clients.
    Function as client Point of Contact (P.O.C) and work directly with clients on project-related issues. 
  • Direct and/or participate in client meetings and job-site visits to collect and deliver design and engineering information.
  • Identify and resolve project-related issues while proactively communicating and collaborating with the client.
  • Complete conceptual design (one-line and general layout) to support project planning.
    Support Leidos’ company goals and represent the company positively and professionally.

• B.S. or M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university

• 12-15 years of prior relevant experience in utility substation engineering with a B.S. degree
• 10 years of prior relevant experience in utility substation engineering with a M.S. degree
• Prior experience as a substation lead engineer performing QC reviews and staff training/mentorship
• Experience with serving as firm-client liaison in a support and lead engineering role
• Must demonstrate advocacy of Quality Assurance and Control in the field of substation engineering
• Comprehensive understanding of the utility grid (power generation, transmission and distribution) system and the theories and principles involved in substation engineering
• Comprehensive understanding of industry standards (including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE/ANSI) and their application to projects
• Competence in researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations
• Understand the “big picture” approach as well as the importance of “Attention To Details”
• Ability to meet deadlines under high pressure situations 
• Team player who can work effectively in team environment with an ability to deal with and lead a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
• Strong written and oral communication skills 
• Strong organizational skills
• High level of computer competency 
• Proficiency with using MS Office applications
• Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Desired Qualifications: 
• Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
• Experience with substation physical and protection and control design
• Experience with engineering programs and software (including SKM, ASPEN, ETAP, CDEGS or vendor software)
• Construction support experience
• Active membership in national engineering societies and work-groups (IEEE, PES, etc.)

Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms



External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Electrical Engineering

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Keywords: Leidos, Novi , Substation Engineering Manager, Other , Novi, Michigan

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