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Substation Physical Project Designer at Sargent & Lundy, L.L.C

Substation Physical Project Designer

Sargent & Lundy, L.L.C San Juan, San Juan Full-Time
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Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services\u2014from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance\u2014with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.


Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.


Quality \u2013 We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.


Accountability \u2013 Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.


Our People \u2013 We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.


Our Clients \u2013 We deliver value and exceed our clients\u2019 expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.


Innovation \u2013 Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.


Meaningful Impact \u2013 We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


As a Substation Physical Project Designer, you will be working in a project team environment with engineers and other designers involved in high and extra high voltage substation design.


Responsibilities will include the preparation and detailed review of the following substation drawings:

  • Substation General Arrangement
  • Substation Electrical Equipment Plans
  • Substation Electrical Section Views (Elevations)
  • Substation Detailed Bill of Material
  • Substation Lightning Stroke Shielding Plan
  • Substation Grounding Plan
  • Substation Conduit, Electrical Connection and Grounding Details
  • Substation Below Grade Conduit/Raceway Plan
  • Control Building Equipment, Cable Tray, Lighting, Grounding Plans and Section


    Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Performs technical review of project team's comments on vendor design deliverables (ensuring compliance with specifications), coordinates the incorporation of those comments, and consolidates and resolves project team comments.
    • Acts as the lead while conducting field walkdowns and gathers data at client facilities.  Interfaces with clients and contractors to discuss walkdown issues.  Performs constructability walkdowns with clients and contractors.
    • Identifies applicable codes and standards for team use.  Provides guidance in applying codes and standards.  Participates actively in the company's quality system in developing enhancements to standards and processes for company use. Identifies applicable standards for technical tasks.  Maintains and utilizes working knowledge of design standards and practices.  Ensures that designs conform to codes and standards. Applies Client's standards related to the project.
    • Provides guidance and mentoring to designers, drafters, and other project stakeholders in the use of design/drafting tools and client-specific design tools.
    • Reviews and supervises the production of design deliverables.
    • Provides technical guidance to others in the preparation and review of calculations associated with applicable design processes.
    • Develops cost-effective design approaches for a given project.
    • Interfaces with other disciplines to obtain required design inputs and ensures adequacy of input for an integrated design.
    • Obtains required input for calculations and independently prepares and reviews calculations.
    • Implements work plan requirements within budget and schedule using the most efficient methods.  Provides guidance to the project team in attaining budget and schedule.
    • Delegates and monitors the work of assigned staff on technical matters pertinent to project assignments. 
    • Provides performance feedback as a primary evaluator and is involved in performance and personnel issues for assigned staff. 
    • Oversees routine, day-to-day performance and personnel issues for assigned group. 


      We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.


      This position requires a minimum of 15 years of substation physical design experience.  Qualifications also include the following:

      • An Associates Degree in Drafting or equivalent technical experience.
      • Advanced knowledge of computer drafting tools (i.e. AutoCAD and/or MicroStation).
      • Ability to visualize Equipment Details, Phase to Ground and Phase to Phase Clearances.
      • Ability to multi-task from project to project.
      • Ability to visualize parts in 3D without the aid of a computer.
      • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.

        Valued Knowledge/Skills:

        • An Associates Degree in Computer Aided Design.
        • Familiarity with Bentley Substation, Inventor SDS, and BlueBeam.
        • Familiar with ground-based Lidar, converting point cloud information to vector.
        • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
        • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including the ability to relate various equipment to a technical design.


          Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.




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