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Duke Energy Engineer III / Sr. Engineer – Civil Engineer - Substation / Transmission Line - (DEMW - OH - Cincinnati) in Cincinnati, Ohio

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This position can be hired as either an Engineer III or Sr. Engineer depending on experience

Job Summary

Substation

This position is part of the Substation Engineering group and is responsible for the design of new and existing distribution and transmission substations from 4kV through 500kV. Projects range from routine equipment modifications and installations to the complete design of new substations. The position requires the individual to be able to manage work between multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely release of engineering designs. The individual will utilize a variety of tools and techniques in order to complete an engineering design, including current design specifications, pertinent code manuals, computer aided design/drafting software, and other reference sources. Final product is an engineering release package consisting of pertinent drawings, permits, bills of material, etc. Ensures that the substation facility meets all applicable safety and environmental regulations, including storm water and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements. Perform, or manage consultants to perform, site design activities associated with new or modified substation facilities. This includes determining cut/fill for a grading plan, determining impervious additions and calculating water flow for erosion control and storm water control. Track and obtain various regulatory permits necessary for construction activities, including erosion control, building, driveway, storm water, CAMA, other environmental and local/municipal certificates. The position will also provide design support to field personnel during project construction.

Line

Transmission Line projects start with scope development, move into detailed design, construction support and as-built documentation of completed projects. Requires interface and coordination with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Develops engineered design packages suitable for construction or modification of electric power transmission lines . Develops and maintains sufficient level of expertise in use of AutoCAD and PLS-CADD software for the efficient production of engineering plans. Projects include the design of new transmission line facilities as well as modifications and rebuilds of existing line facilities.

Job Responsibilities

Substation

  • Responsible for the design of new and existing distribution and transmission substations from 4kV through 500kV

  • Coordinates work to manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely release of engineering designs

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity in both inside as well as outside the scope of typical responsibility.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; decisions may affect the operations or results of the work group and may have some impact on major projects or department results.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; completes non-routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with the ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; proficient in technical and analytical competencies necessary to handle assignments of increasing complexity.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

    Line

  • This position is responsible for analyzing, developing, designing, and supporting implementation of the Department’s Engineering design of transmission lines. Lines are of the voltages of 69kV and above. Design projects range from routine modifications of existing lines and structures to the complete design of new transmission facilities.

  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely release of engineering designs.

  • Utilizes a variety of tools and techniques in order to complete an engineering design, including current design specifications, pertinent code manuals, computer aided design/drafting software, and other reference sources.

  • Assists in creating early project estimates and scope documents of requested work to ensure that engineering is directed properly from the start of the project.

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Contributes to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; deals with changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to well-defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; completes routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with increasing ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; increasingly competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures, proficient in technical and analytical competencies.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

  • Develops procedures and processes for new technologies or changing business needs to ensure compliance with all applicable standards, regulations and company requirements.

    Basic Qualifications

    This position can be hired as either an Engineer III or Sr Engineer depending on experience

    Engineer III

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • 4 years of minimum required related experience

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

    Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • 6 years minimum required related experience or 5 years of experience with a Professional Engineer License

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree

Preferred Qualifications

General Civil Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering .

  • Proficient in principles of project management .

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in priorities, and remain calm and effective in stressful situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, partners, customers, and the public by adapting to various personality styles in a professional manner.

  • Experience in the Electric Utility Industry

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Experience with AutoCAD 2010 or newer

  • Experience with Mathcad

  • Experience with LPILE foundation design software or similar

  • Experience with structural design codes such as ASCE 7, AISC 360, ACI 318, ASCE MOP 113, NESC,

  • Experience with 3-D modelling using FEA software

  • Demonstrated advancing application of engineering theories and principles

  • Increasingly proficient in practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Previous power system engineering experience

  • Professional Engineer Certifications/License

Substation Civil Engineer

  • Experience in electric utility substation structural designs

  • Experience with (Autodesk) Inventor

  • Experience in site development and stormwater runoff designs

  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D or similar feature in Microstation

  • Experience with structural modeling software such as RAM Elements, STAAD Pro, or similar

  • Professional Engineer Certifications/License

Transmission Line Civil Engineer

  • Transmission line design experience

  • Transmission line structural analysis and transmission line foundation analysis with PLS CADD, FAD tools or other tools used specifically for line design.

  • Professional Engineer Certifications/License

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to their designated Duke Energy facility.

  • Some travel (<10%) outside geographical area.

  • Onboarding requires employee to be onsite, then schedule is hybrid, typically 3 days in the office and 2 days from home each week.

  • May need to work in confined spaces and/or in noisy work areas. Exposure to potential hazards is commonplace.

  • Exposure to hazards is commonplace. Hazardous areas routinely encountered include open ditches, heavy machinery, excessive noise, vehicle traffic and high voltage equipment.

Specific Requirements

  • Must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

  • Able to drive personal vehicle or company vehicle.

  • Must have the ability to walk extended distances on various types of terrain.

  • Frequent field visits to construction sites to support construction personnel

  • Must have the overall stamina and ability to perform moderate physical activity.

  • Must have the ability to audibly and visually identify the presence of a danger or hazard.

  • Support for Delivery Operations during emergency storm restoration, which could require extended hours working outdoors in any weather condition.

Travel Requirements

5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, January 13, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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