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WEC Energy Group Substation Electrical Engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Substation Electrical Engineer

We Energies, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is seeking a Substation Electrical Engineer in our Milwaukee, WI location. This position offers flexibility for a hybrid work arrangement with time spent in the office.

This is a job family (Associate Engineer/Engineer/Senior Engineer/Principal Engineer) posting where the experience of the selected candidate will determine the level offered.

Job Summary

The Substation Engineer is responsible for the design and material specification for new substations, modifications to existing substations and maintenance of existing substations. This position is expected to apply sound and diversified knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices as well as make independent decisions concerning assigned projects. The candidate should possess a strong understanding of the design and function of substation components, control systems and general site layout requirements.

This position is part of the Substation Engineering Group which is responsible for scope development, project cost estimates, design, materials procurement, contractor administration and design review, project management/support and construction interface for capital projects. The group is also responsible for assisting in the development of substation maintenance plans and activities, associated projects, and responding to substation equipment failures and related emergent events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assuming a lead role in the conceptual and detail design of both new substations and modifications to existing substations.

  • Development of project scope, design and material specification and procurement for capital projects and maintenance of existing substations.

  • Development of cost estimates and tracking of project budgets, construction schedules, as well as general project management.

  • Interface with various internal groups to develop optimal design solutions. These groups typically include Area Planning, Project Management, Environmental, Protection, Supply Chain, Substation Construction and Maintenance, Relay Testing, Start-Up, SCADA, Operations and ATC.

  • Working with equipment suppliers and contractors of various support services, evaluation of new technologies and products for use at We Energies substations.

  • Writing and updating of specifications for labor, equipment and materials and revision of Substation Standards and Engineering Reference Manuals to reflect necessary changes per internal criteria and/or NEC, NESC, ANSI and IEEE.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential

  • Strong analytical, project management, and team building skills are essential

  • Knowledge of computer systems and the ability to use a variety of office and engineering software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Wisconsin Professional Engineering (PE) license

End Date: 06/21/2024

We reserve the right to modify the application deadline or discontinue accepting applications for any position if deemed necessary.

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Milwaukee, WI, US, 53203

Company: We Energies (WE)

Req ID: 4122