Sr. Substation Physical Engineer - Muscatine, IA, Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA, or Jackson, MI - RCS Corporation

Sr. Substation Physical Engineer – Muscatine, IA, Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA, or Jackson, MI


Job Type: Direct Hire
Posted: 10/18/2021

Denver, Colorado

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Senior Substation Physical Engineer in Muscatine, Iowa, Denver, Colorado, Atlanta, GA, or Jackson, MI. This is a full-time direct hire position. Due to the nature of this position, this candidate must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals. 


Job Summary

Our client is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Substation Physical Engineer with a PE License and a background in high voltage transmission system protection and controls design. Technical responsibilities will include the design of any/all the following: high and low voltage substation protection schemes, computer modeling/analysis of electrical systems, preparation of specifications for equipment and systems, report preparation, applying codes and standards and performing and reviewing design calculations.

Position will be responsible for leading design efforts and performing design duties with minimal supervision on multiple projects. Must be able to determine client requirements and coordinate technical efforts within discipline areas as necessary, coordinate with other disciplines as needed, manage a design budget and schedule, and be able to demonstrate proficiency in these areas.


Essential Duties

  • Detailed physical design of protection and control systems for high voltage substations

  • Generating single and three-line schematic diagrams

  • Panel wiring

  • AC/DC schematics

  • Control building and relay panel layouts

  • SCADA, RTUs and communications systems

  • Coordination with other disciplines as needed

  • System fault studies experience preferred but not required

  • Arc flash analyses experience preferred but not required

  • Performing site visits for data gathering

  • Writing material procurement and construction specifications & evaluating contractor bids

  • Protective relay coordination and settings experience preferred

  • Reviewing shop drawings

  • Researching equipment and client standards

  • Performs typical calculations such as equipment and conductor sizing, voltage drop and battery sizing

  • Generating engineering fee estimates

  • Providing field support during construction

  • Mentors and teaches less experienced engineers and design staff

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required for client meetings and or site visits


Required skills, education, and experience

  • BSEE from and ABET accredited University

  • 8+ years of substation physical design experience

  • Experience working directly with clients, supporting marketing proposals/efforts preferred

  • Experience managing a design budget and schedule preferred

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to work legally in the United States for any length of time

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.
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