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Pike Corporation Engineer 3- (P&C) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Overview: Provide substation protection and control design, engineering, technical support, and oversight to a transmission substation engineering and design team for the purpose of delivering safe, cost-effective, and quality engineering and design services. Provide technical competency and direction on complex engineering and technical problems for projects including a wide range of utility substation projects, battery energy storage systems and solar collector substations. The incumbent is expected to lead discipline work for projects, perform responsible charge engineering duties, and manage project schedules and budgets. The incumbent will also support proposal development and project cost estimating.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advanced understanding of protection and control fundamentals as they apply to utility substation and transmission line equipment

  • Proficient in design of protection schemes for substation and transmission line equipment, including bus, line, capacitor and transformer design and protection schemes and associated settings

  • Advanced understanding of SCADA communication design

  • Ability to lead a team of engineers and designers in a lead engineer capacity

  • Proficient in principles of project management

  • Basic understanding of substation design to include equipment arrangements

  • Create substation P&C design project scopes, estimates, budgets, and schedules for substation projects

  • Ability to read, interpret, design, and engineer P&C designs for utility stations through 500kV, including one lines, three lines, AC/DC schematics, panel layouts, wiring diagrams, settings, relays, and SCADA

  • Ability to perform studies and create reports for coordination, voltage drop, fault current, and insulation coordination

  • Perform calculations and studies using client specified software and standards

  • Oversee the work of junior staff and mentor designers/drafters

  • Experience checking designs for accuracy, appearance, and adherence to customer standards

  • Collaborate, communicate, and liaise effectively with other design disciplines, colleagues, construction contractors, consultants, materials suppliers, and clients

  • Visit sites, advise on P&C engineering issues, and modify design to solve issues during construction

  • Manage budgets and project schedules


  • 5 to 7 years’ experience as a practicing engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree from an EAC/ABET accredited Engineering Program OR an approved evaluation of non-ABET credentials by NCEES OR graduation from a Master’s or Doctoral Program in Engineering from an institution with EAC/ABET accredited Undergraduate Engineering Programs

  • Licensed Professional Engineer or the ability to be licenses within one year

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Self-Motivated

  • Work independently

  • Team-Oriented

  • Customer Oriented

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members

  • Think both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds

  • Proficient in practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations

  • Good written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in the utility industry

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Pike Engineering is an equal opportunity employer


Pike Engineering is a Non-Union Company

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23004797