Currently, we have opportunities for multiple levels of Distribution Engineers, including Distribution Engineering Managers, for electric utility engineering.
This position will be working with our growing Power Distribution Engineering team. This role could 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.
The Distribution Engineer position is (ideally) located around the Detroit Metro area. Hybrid office model (some remote/telework) is possible. Relocation assistance may be provided.
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 Engineer Background must haves:
To be considered for these positions, 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 is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering (EIT/FE credentials or PE license is preferred)
Execution of distribution projects from kickoff through design approved
Experience with the NESC and/or CA GO95
(Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)
Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation
Nice to haves
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
Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills and supporting of customer advocacy
Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
Ability to work with limited supervision
Professional dress and demeanor
Attention to detail
Excellent time management
10%-30% working with client in office or field visit
60%-80% Engineering and development of design pkgs for customer
10% admin/planning/customer follow-up
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.”
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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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 43,000 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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