We are currently seeking Distribution Engineers to work with our Power Distribution team based out of Walled Lake, Michigan.
These positions will be hybrid in nature, with some time spent in our team office in the greater Detroit area, and some time spent working remotely. This role could potentially require leading other distribution engineers, oversight and QA/QC of both simple and complex engineering projects, working directly with clients, and ensuring the Leidos reputation of high quality is maintained.
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.
Successful Distribution Engineer candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment and 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)
In this role, you can also expect to gain experience/expertise in:
Structural Pole Modeling
Electrical Power Calculations
Distribution Engineers will develop construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Project work may include new business and reliability designs. Work packages will be developed using Bentley Open utilities Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.
Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments may include traveling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations. (Customer/Job-related travel will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates.)
To be considered, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
For Level 2: Bachelor’s Science Engineering degree (EE preferred) is required (or equivalent relevant experience may be consider in lieu of degree) and 2+ years of prior relevant experience
For Level 3: Bachelor’s Science Engineering degree (EE preferred) is required (or equivalent relevant experience may be consider in lieu of degree) and 4+ years of prior relevant experience
For Level 4: Bachelor’s Science Engineering degree (EE preferred) is required (or equivalent relevant experience may be consider in lieu of degree) and 8+ years of prior relevant experience
For Level 5: Bachelor’s Science Engineering degree (EE preferred) is required (or equivalent relevant experience may be consider in lieu of degree) and 12+ years of prior relevant experience
All levels require:
Relevant experience either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering
Execution of distribution projects from kickoff through design approved
Previous QA/QC experience
Proven history of Customer interaction and accurate process documentation
Experience with the NESC and/or CA GO95
Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation, as some local travel is anticipated. (Customer/job related travel will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)
Nice to haves
EIT or PE license
Experience providing estimated costs, development of a BOM, calculating the CIAC
Experience with design tools such as Pole Foreman, O-Calc, SPIDAcalc
Experience using MicroStation--performing Electrical Distribution design
Experience with Joint Use and Colocation projects
Experience with rear to front lot conversion projects
Professional Attributes you'll likely need to be successful:
Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills and supporting of customer advocacy
Collaborative and practices inclusivity of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
Ability to work with limited supervision
Professional dress and demeanor
Attention to detail
Time management skills
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.”
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The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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