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Electrical Engineer

Fort Worth Contractor
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My name is Stephanie Leavitt and I am a Senior Recruiter/Account Manager with ACT Consulting. We have an urgent contract opening for an Electrical Engineer with our direct client in Fort Worth, TX. Please take a moment to review the job description. If this is something you are interested in, please send a copy of your resume to Email blocked - click to apply or call me on 860-426-8688. Also, if you are not interested and know someone who may be a fit for this job, we do offer a competitive referral fee.

Role – Electrical Engineer - 759532

Length of contract – 6 months + strong chance of becoming full time

Rate – based on experience per hour on w2 (NO c2c) based on experience


The Transmission & Distribution department of our client is looking for self-starting individuals to be responsible for performing substation engineering design on various high-voltage (69-500kV) substation projects.  


Duties/responsibilities include the following:

·         Create/modify one-lines, three-lines, control schematics, wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements, and cable lists for high voltage (69-500kV) substations;

·         Prepare/create construction documents for the installation of new, or modifications of existing, substations.  Work includes bill of materials, yard layouts, plans, sections and electrical details;

·         Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems;

·         Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such power transformers, power circuit breakers, control house, and other high-voltage substation related materials;

·         Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to SCADA engineers, substation physical engineers, and control design staff in order to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems;

·         Provide engineering, construction, and testing & commissioning support for projects;

·         Perform basic calculations such as voltage drop, CT burden and saturation, lighting, and short circuit with minimal supervision;

·         Apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision;

·         Assist project manager to develop scope of work and conceptual design for the projects;

·         Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager, client, and others as needed;

·         Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members;

·         Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of one’s work;

·         Other duties will be assigned as required.




Minimum 3 years of experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience) in substation engineering design. 


Knowledgeable in the following areas is required:

·         Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems;

·         Knowledge of basic protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment;

·         Familiarity with microprocessor based protection and control systems;

·         Ability to understand relaying one-lines and control schematics;

·         Substation physical layout and electrical clearances;

·         Substation rigid and strain bus design;

·         Substation ground grid design;

·         Substation surge and direct stroke protection;

·         Substation raceway design;

·         Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as NEC, NESC, IEEE, NEMA and ANSI.


Other job requirements and/or preferences:

·         Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills;

·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

·         Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project;

·         Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program;

·         Completion of FE exam is highly preferred;

·         Previous consulting or utility experience preferred;

·         Valid driver's license required;

·         Must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges.


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