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Energy & Power Electrical Substation Engineer (Mid Level)

at Jacobs

Posted: 7/27/2019
Job Reference #: BI%20000534
Keywords: electrical, modeling

Job Description

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector.   Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities.  We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery.    The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.


Position Summary

Jacob's Energy and Power Solutions Group has a rewarding opportunity for an Electrical Engineer focusing on power generation applications. The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for substation projects for various district energy clients including municipalities and large university campuses.

  • Substation Equipment selection and arrangement, One-Line diagrams, Wiring and Control Schematics, Relay Function Diagrams, SCADA network design

  • Equipment specification development, procurement planning and factory acceptance testing of switchgear, high voltage breakers, GIS, transformers, and generation control equipment; 

  • Coordination of electrical interconnection to the utility power grid;

  • System modeling and calculations including lightning protection, grounding, load flow, short-circuit, and arc-flash analyses; 

  • Protective relay setting development, calculation, and coordination studies, including SCADA and SEL RTAC systems; 

  • Power distribution infrastructure including ductbanks, manholes and pull boxes

  • Power generation, combined heat and power, utility transmission and distribution on multiple projects of various sizes. 

  • Development of construction document packages including required specifications and drawings that will be utilized for bidding and construction.

  • Client interface and communication and coordination with contractors and outside parties;

  • Training, quality control, engineering design and analysis. 

Jacobs 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is required
  • Professional Registration (P.E.) is preferred
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in similar field is required
  • Must have strong analytical, conceptual, technical writing and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to develop design packages using 3D AutoCAD, Revit, SmartPlant or equivalent is required.
  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management is required 
  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment is required 

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.