Substation Physical Designer
Muscatine, IA  / Austin, TX  / Atlanta, GA  / Jackson, MI ...View All
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Job Description

We are proud to be an employee owned company. At Stanley Consultants, we are inspiring powerful minds, creating bold solutions - you can too!

Stanley Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Contract Substation Physical Designer in one of our following offices: Austin TX, Atlanta GA, Jackson MI or Muscatine IA. Primarily functions as designer to create equipment plan, elevations, conduit/trench plan, grounding plans, installation details, bill of materials, and conduit schedules drawings on projects. Drawings created by designer should be substantially complete, requiring limited review and mark-up by the engineer prior to completion. Fully developed and marked-up details would not be provided by the engineer; the designer would be expected to utilize the results of calculations, design criteria, scope of work and specs in preparing the drawings with just the engineer's verbal overview of what is needed or go-by drawings.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform NESC - clearances, spacing, lighting levels
  • Perform IEEE 80 - grounding calcs & CDEGS
  • Perform IEEE 605 - bus calcs
  • Perform IEEE 998 & NFPA 780 - lightning protection Calcs
  • Utilize CAD in 2D or 3D to create drawings
  • Gather information from manufacturers and vendors drawings for substation design
  • Create general arrangement from one-line diagram
  • Create plans and elevations from general arrangement
  • Prepare preliminary foundation plan
  • Create grounding plan and conduit/trench plan from general arrangement
  • Create bill of material and populate plans and elevations with corresponding call-outs
  • Create grounding and conduit details and associated bill of material
  • Create conduit schedules
  • Coordinate the physical design with civil, steel structures and foundations designs
  • Complete drawings from conceptual development, design phases, construction, to as-built
  • Provide drafting support on other disciplines drawings
  • Provide less-experienced technicians and designers with design sketches for preparation of finished design drawings, and guidance in refining technical requirements
  • Assist in the training of less-experienced technicians and designers
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned

Required skills, education and experience:

  • Associates degree or certification in CADD, drafting, or engineering technology
  • Minimum 5 years of substation physical design experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD software is a plus
  • Proficient in Microstation software is a plus
  • Proficient in Inventor software is a plus
  • Proficient in Substation Design Suite for Inventor (SDS) software is a plus
  • Proficient in Bentley Substation software is a plus

As a member-owned company for over 100 years, we have been improving lives by surpassing complex challenges in power generation and delivery, transportation, water, governmental and military facilities, building services, and the environment. We inspire by embracing a global mindset, diversity and training to build member skills that stretch the imagination. We provide a collegial work environment where members feel connected to their colleagues and clients, as well as fulfilled in their work.

We are proud to be part of Stanley Consultants, and invite you to join our team!

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities.

• All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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