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LS Power Development, LLC Director of Engineering - St. Louis, MO in Chesterfield, Missouri

About this role...

We are currently seeking a Director of Engineering to facilitate the development, improvement, and ongoing management of engineering and maintenance of electrical transmission infrastructure including high voltage substations and high voltage transmission lines. As a leader in competitive transmission, this role will ensure that LS Power continues to meet its strategic objectives to sustainably deliver safe, reliable, low cost transmission infrastructure projects nationwide. As the Director, you will drive cost management strategies assessing total cost of ownership models for key design decisions that minimize both initial capital costs and ongoing operating costs. This position will play a key role on large capital projects by interfacing with various teams including business development, project management, and operations and maintenance. In addition, this role will balance the various stakeholder priorities and drive technically sound and cost effective solutions. You will lead, develop, and implement standard engineering design specifications and guidance documents for various electrical transmission elements where appropriate as well as also provide engineering design and project management support for small capital and O&M projects including estimating, conceptual design, engineering oversight, contractor management, and budget and schedule management. This role will also serve as an engineering resource for the transmission Asset Management team evaluating maintenance strategies, recommending business improvements, and managing overall standards which provide for safe, reliable operation of long-lived assets. The Director of Engineering would be expected to represent LS Power in various industry organizations. This position will report to senior leadership in the organization.

What you will do ...

  • Represent Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance, Planning, Compliance, and Supply Chain groups during proposal preparation, project development, engineering and construction of large capital projects

  • Lead the development of internal engineering and technical standards that meet functional requirements and applicable federal, regional and state regulations as well as balance total ownership cost.

  • Ensure compliance with internal engineering and technical standards for all projects.

  • Oversees selection of and negotiations with engineering consultants and coordinates consultant activities for small capital and/or O&M projects.

  • Develop maintenance strategies for assets across the organization

  • Understand and apply industry standards, as well as applicable state and federal regulations.

  • Manage small capital and O&M Projects, or strategic business initiatives.

  • Leverage industry organization and peers to establish best practices.

We want you on our team because you have ...

  • BS in Engineering or higher (Electrical preferred) from an accredited university.

  • 10-15 years of design experience in the electric transmission industry

  • Professional Engineer licensee beneficial but not required

  • Knowledge & experience with engineering design for electric utilities in North America

  • Knowledge of modern Asset Management and Project Management with certification beneficial but not required

  • Pass a 7-year background check

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project

  • Experience with Maximo and/or other Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Be able to work within the requirements of a regulated utility

  • Effectively manage multiple assignments occasionally under time constraints

  • Collaborate effectively with a diverse team

  • Solutions focused team player

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Work independently with direction on a regular basis

  • Ability to learn new software as necessary

  • Routinely works in corporate office environment but will occasionally work in the field on construction sites and potentially energized substations.

  • Occasional travel may be required, approximately 20%-30%

About us:

LS Power, founded in 1990, is a leading development, investment and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. We have developed, constructed, managed and acquired more than 45,000 MW of competitive power generation, over 660 miles of transmission infrastructure, and raised over $47 billion in debt and equity investments. Our energy transition platforms include CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, REV Renewables, Rise Light & Power, and Primary Renewables Fuels, our waste-to-energy program. The Firm is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Missouri, California and Texas.


We provide our team the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and continue in their career growth. We are committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits that include 100% employer paid premium healthcare, paid parental leave and more.

DEI Statement

At LS Power, we seek to position our employees for success. We provide a stable and fulfilling career with an enhanced focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). More than being an equal opportunity

ID: 2022-1417

External Company Name: LS Power Development, LLC

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Street: 16150 Main Circle Drive, Suite 310