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Underground Transmission Engineer -- Senior Level

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Company Name
Sargent & Lundy, LLC
Physical Address

Wilmington, DE 19893
Job Description


Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services-from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance-with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Sargent & Lundy’s Core Values

We are a company of principled professionals guided by core values that have fundamentally shaped our business practices and culture. They provide us with guidance in the day-to-day performance of our work, and adherence to these values is our compass in all business conduct:

+ Exercise uncompromising integrity and ethics in the conduct of all business

+ Focus on client satisfaction in all activities

+ Maintain a highly competent and satisfied staff

+ Communicate openly and honestly

+ Improve continuously


This position will offer you the ability to apply and expand your knowledge of underground transmission line engineering, including routing, duct bank configurations, manhole placement and electrical principles to:

+ Design underground transmission lines in the 34kV to 500kV range.

+ Responsibility for cost analyses, development of design criteria, routing, siting and placement of manholes for underground transmission lines.

+ Responsibility for cable selection studies, determining bonding scheme, identifying routing challenges and riser structure configuration.

+ Work with vendors and clients to specify transmission line components.

+ Direct a small project team of other engineers, designers and drafters.

Dependent upon your location, this opportunity offers a generous relocation package.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:

+ This position requires a Bachelor of Science in Civil (BSCE), a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), or another engineering discipline combined with relevant work experience. Degree must be from an ABET-accredited engineering program.

+ Have a P.E. license or the ability to obtain a P.E. license.

+ Proficiency with CYMCAP modeling.

+ Proficiency with Pull-Planner or other cable tensioning software.

+ 5 or more years of experience as a member of a project team in observing project schedules and budget constraints on diverse transmission assignments that have included the following: underground transmission line design incorporating code requirements, EPRI recommendations, client requirements with cost estimate development, schedule creation and coordination, preparation of specifications for installation and procurement of underground transmission line materials and components.

+ Knowledge to verify/review right of way requirements, bonding schemes, underground transmission line plan and profile drawings and other construction documents.

+ Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans, drawings, and models.

+ Experience in writing and providing support documentation for engineering calculations.

+ Familiarity with design codes and standards such as NESC, EPRI Green Book, IEC, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, and ACI 318.

+ Proficiency with MS Office applications.

+ Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

+ Attention to detail.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

City Wilmington

State DE

Country United States

Area of Interest Engineering

Type Full Time – Regular

Job ID 2020-2888

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