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Substation Design Engineer - Experienced at TOTH AND ASSOCIATES INC

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: kennewick, Washington

Job Description:

TOTH is currently seeking candidates for an experienced Substation Design Engineer to join our Substation Engineering Department. This position will work on the physical engineering design of substations, provide support during the construction phase of substation projects, and provide project management throughout the lifecycle of the project.

You will be involved in all physical design aspects of substation projects including completing detailed scoping documents, material specification, performing common substation design functions including design for electrical equipment layouts, rigid bus, fire protection, grounding systems, lightning protection, lighting, cable and conduit systems, control building layouts, and bills of material, as well as interfacing with the CAD department for creation of construction drawings.

You will work with a team to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and solutions to produce a completed substation design. Work will include multiple projects of moderate to large size for electric utilities throughout the country.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed analysis and calculations to support engineering design utilizing various software tools

  • Apply industry codes, standards, and best practices to various elements of substation design

  • Utilize quality assurance processes, procedures, guides, and checklists to deliver a quality substation design

  • Evaluate design and cost trade-offs for design alternatives

  • Produce material specifications for major equipment and various substation materials

  • Perform project management duties including developing project schedules and construction estimates, coordinating and leading weekly meetings with the contractor, and reviewing payment applications

  • Visit project sites to review conformance of construction to drawings and specifications and provide a punch list of final items to be completed prior to the completion of construction

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program

  • 4+ years of experience in the electric utility engineering field

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time efficiently

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Valued but Not Required Skills and Experience:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license

  • Experience in the design of medium or high voltage power systems

  • Familiarity with ANSI/IEEE/NEMA standards as they relate to substation design, including the National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2)

Company Overview:

TOTH is a full-service engineering firm specializing in electric utility engineering, structural engineering, civil engineering, land surveying, and GIS/mapping. We serve a wide range of clients, including public and private utilities, municipalities, architects, and educational institutions across the country.

Here staff members are more than just employees. Our leadership lives by the idea that employees should be treated like family, and our functionality shows that. With a company that has its clients and employees at the forefront of decision making; a rewarding, innovative, and growing company is sure to exist, which occurs at TOTH.

We provide competitive compensation, a full benefits package, professional development, and an enjoyable work environment. TOTH employees have a rewarding career at every level.


  • Vacation

  • Sick

  • Paid holidays

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • FSA and HSA

  • 401(k) + company matching

  • Discretionary bonuses

  • Education assistance

Salary: $105,000.00

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