Senior Engineer – Substation Design in Las Vegas, Nevada - #65127 | VanderHouwen

Las Vegas, Nevada


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Job Id: 65127

Senior Engineer – Substation Design
Our client is seeking a Senior Engineer – Substation Design to assist their organization.

This role is onsite in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Senior Engineer – Substation Design Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive engineering design services for substation facilities, and to ensure that these facilities are constructed on schedule and within committed resource allocations.
  • Provide leadership, training, and direction to fellow staff members.
  • Develops economical, technically feasible, reliable substation physical and control designs with minimal supervision and guidance.
  • Ensures quality control on assigned projects by providing construction support as needed, including coordination with construction forces and job site inspections.
  • Provides coordination and communication with other departments such that total project schedules and expenditures are maintained in accordance with commitments.
  • Provides assistance and guidance to other departments and districts in the solution of non-standard substation design problems.
  • Monitors project expenditures, and practice cost control such that project commitments are met.
  • Provides accurate cost estimates for use in company budgeting procedures such that cash flow requirements are identified.
  • Provides input for development of detailed project schedules and update project management system to reflect the status of projects assigned.
  • Ensure all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Senior Engineer – Substation Design Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited school and 5 years industry experience as a practicing engineer, and must be a licensed PE. If no PE license then must have 8+ years as a practicing engineer.

Demonstrated Knowledge:

  • Relay protection, wiring & control, and knowledge of other phases of substation engineering.
  • Areas of cost control, budgets, finance, and accounting with technical experience in cost analysis.


  • Analytical, interpersonal and communication with company personnel, customers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Multi-tasking’s, leadership, research, analysis, project management, problem-solving and decision-making.

Equipment and Applications:

  • PCs, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • General office environment with some field work for supervision.

Compensation: $50-$51/hr. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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