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Pike Corporation Engineer 3- (Substation Civil-Structural) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Provide civil-structural engineering and technical expertise and supervision to Transmission Substation engineering and design teams for the purpose of delivering safe, cost-effective, and quality engineering and design services. Provide civil-structural specific design and direction on complex engineering and technical challenges for the projects. This role includes both direct billable client work (project work) and project management support for projects. The incumbent is expected to lead discipline specific work for projects, perform responsible charge engineering duties, and manage project schedules and budgets. The incumbent will also support proposal development, project cost estimating as well as supporting business development efforts.


Under minimum supervision in the area of power delivery and structural engineering, the incumbent will provide:

 Experience and expertise in the identification, analysis, and resolution of engineering, technical and design problems.

 Effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities.

 Thorough, timely, and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches.

 Continuous improvement of job-related engineering, technical and professional knowledge, skills, process development, and performance.

 Effective oral and written communication skills.

 Should be able to understand and create substation civil-structural drawing packages (foundations, structural steel, bus and cable) utilizing national code, industry standards and best practices.

 Champion the company's goals and represent the company positively and professionally.

 Interact with customer’s internal engineers and technical personnel on a day-to-day basis.

 Develop and maintain professional relationships with customers.

 Monitor deliverables, schedules, and present solutions to the client.

 Perform otherduties as assigned by management.


Complex; established procedures not available. Major decision making.


Influences decisions of moderate nature requiring high degree of tact.


No direct reports, but mentors and provides leadership to junior engineers and those engineers outside the discipline.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Required A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or University in Civil Engineering.

Required Engineering Degree awarded from a College of University that is accredited by ABET.


5-7 Year(s) Experience as an Engineer with the electrical industry in the field of power delivery.


Professional Engineering (PE) license or the ability to be licensed within a year.


As needed for the job and employee development.


A. Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, operational procedures, etc.

B. Ability to write reports, Business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

C. Ability to effectively present information in one-on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


A. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.

B. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

C. Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percent and to draw and interpret spreadsheets


A. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Understanding of practical research for engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or with limited supervision as well as be a productive member of a team.

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

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Understanding of advanced electrical engineering concepts as they impact civil-structural designs.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.


  • Ability to interpret written specifications and implement them on engineering drawings.

  • Ability to read, understand and create a civil engineering drawing package associated with the physical layout of a substation, specific to the creation of foundation and structure designs.

  • Create civil-structural project scopes, estimates, budgets, and schedules for substation projects

  • Perform calculations for various foundation types including drilled piers, spread footers, and transformer pads

  • Design and procure transformer oil containment systems

  • Analyze new and existing steel (or wood) structures using modeling software

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

  • Collaborate with senior civil engineers to create best practices, quality assurance, and processes and procedures.

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

  • Visit sites, advise on civil and structural engineering issues, and modify design to solve issues during construction

  • Provide general project management capabilities to coordinate staff, assign tasks, and accomplish projects in an efficient manner

  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation and review of proposals and contracts for the civil-structural scope

  • Support design needs for permitting activities

  • Manage budgets and project schedules

  • Think both creatively and logically to resolve design and construction issues

  • Experience working in a field or construction environment implementing or verifying engineering drawings.

  • Experience in the electric utility industry.


    The physical demandsdescribed here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully performthe essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • How much on the job time is spentin the following physical activities?

  • Stand Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Walk Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Sit 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Talk or Hear 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Use Hands to Feel, Handle or finger tools or controls 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)

  • Climb or balance None

  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or crawl None

  • Reach with Hands and Arms None

  • Taste or Smell None

  • Does this job requirethat weight be lifted or force to be exerted?If so, how much and how often?

  • Up to 10 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 25 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 50 Pounds None

  • Up to 100 Pounds None

  • More than 100 Pounds None

  • Does this job have any specialvision requirements?

    ☒ Peripheral visions (abilityto observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a givenpoint)


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employeeencounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Wet, humid conditions (non- weather) None

  • Work near moving mechanical parts None

  • Work in high, precarious places None

  • Fumes or airborne particles None

  • Toxic or caustic chemicals None

  • Outdoor weather conditions Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Extreme cold (non-weather) Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Extreme Heat (non-weather) Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Risk of electrical shock Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Work with explosives None

  • Risk of radiation None

  • Vibration None

    Whileperforming this job, the noiselevel in the work environment is:

    Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters, and or computer printer, light traffic)

    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: 23004799