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Job #: R-00093845
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Distribution Design Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Distribution Engineer I for electric utility design engineering in our Houston, TXoffice.

Successful 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)
  • 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(Substation, Protection & Controls, and Civil Structural)
  • Strategic Development
  • Expanding a Portfolio of Business
  • Partnering with a Variety of Utility Clients Nationwide


If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

The successful candidate will have an interest in developing designs for electronic, electro-mechanical, or mechanical equipment. Develops basic data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches, and notes necessary to present design proposal. Investigating pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost. Coordinating with other organizations affected by design development. Making layouts of complex assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures. Checking completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning. Identifying design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers. 

Primary responsibilities includes receiving some instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Using professional concepts to solve a variety of problems. Working on assignments where judgment is resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Following standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Interacting daily with supervisor, peer groups, and customers. Interaction normally involves exchange or presentation of factual information. 


Background must haves
•    Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (EE or CE preferred) is required and 0-2 years of prior relevant experience or Masters degree: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering
•    Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting
•    Must be able to lift 20 pounds
•    Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces
•    Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation 
o    (Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)

Nice to haves

•  Utility experience, including co-ops, either in engineering or construction.

•    Experience using CAD tools 
•    Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
•    Familiarity with PoleForeman, SAP, Microstation 
•    Fundamentals of Engineer certification

Professional attributes
•    Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills
•    Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
•    Positive attitude
•    Ability to work effectively in teams.
•    Professional dress and demeanor

Typical Day

10%-30% Field Inspections
 60%-80% Engineering and development of design packages for construction crews
10% Performing administrative tasks, planning, and/or customer follow-up

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

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Pay Range:

Pay Range $44,200.00 - $68,000.00 - $91,800.00

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.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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