Transmission Line Design Engineers
SNC-Lavalin - United States

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As part of the SNC-Lavalin group of companies, SNC-Lavalin T & D designs, develops, and delivers engineering, including system planning and studies, procurement, and construction solutions for high voltage power transmission line and substation projects in North America and abroad.

SNC-Lavalin T & D has exciting career opportunities for full time Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Transmission Line Design Engineers. Our Transmission Line Design Engineers are responsible for the delivery of transmission line designs for projects.

The Transmission Line Design Engineer is required to work within a multi-discipline team to design efficient and reliable electrical transmission lines. The engineer will coordinate his/her design activities to maintain project schedules and ensure successful project completion. The engineer will also assist the Estimating Team in preparation of estimates and project proposals.

These positions are accountable to provide all design activities in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including all of SNC-Lavalin’s policies and procedures, such as Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Additional accountabilities for the Transmission Line Design Engineer are:

  • Preparation of project specifications for material and equipment purchase and installation.
  • Design of electrical transmission facilities including line layout, foundations, structure configuration, structures, insulation and conductor specification.
  • Delivery of accurate and thorough designs that will meet industry standards and specifications, and meet good engineering practice with excellent constructability.
  • Review of internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.
  • Resolving site queries, attending site meetings and performing site inspections during the construction phase of projects.
  • Maintaining complete project documentation with respect to transmission line design and construction, including all completion packages, as-built requirements and return data information.
  • Making and maintaining appropriate commitments to project teams and coordinating design activities with multi-disciplined project team members.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal groups that support projects such as Purchasing, Drafting, Project Management, etc.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with material suppliers, contractors, and any others that affect the quality, schedule and cost of projects.
Qualifications for the positions include:
Junior:
  • A degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • 1 – 2 years experience in transmission line design and a working knowledge of PLSCadd is preferred.
  • Awareness of North America codes and standards such as IEEE and ANSI and including OH&S Regulations is an asset.
Intermediate:
  • A degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Eligible for P.E. Licensing.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in transmission line design and a working knowledge of PLSCadd.
  • Knowledge of North America codes and standards such as IEEE and ANSI and knowledge of OH&S, NERC and FERC Regulations is an asset.
Senior:
  • A degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • P.E. Registration required
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in transmission line design and a working knowledge of PLSCadd.
  • Knowledge of North America codes and standards such as IEEE and ANSI as well as good knowledge of OH&S, NERC and FERC Regulations.
These positions require a high level of interpersonal communication skills, as well as demonstrated design experience. Occasional travel to remote locations is required.

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

As our revenues reach record highs, and our projects bring home some of the most prestigious prizes in the world, there has never been a better time to join our team. Now more than ever, SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field.

If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, competitive employment conditions, and an opportunity to test your abilities, we invite you to blend your talent with our know-how, and help us shape the future of engineering.

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