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Senior Transmission Line Engineer

  1. Kirkland
  1. Clean power

Senior Transmission Line Engineer

Senior Transmission Line Engineer

Why join us?

This position is based out of our office in Kirkland, WA and reports to our VP Engineering and Chief Technical Officer.  It is responsible for preparing or review/approve conceptual design and detailed engineering packages for HV & MV poles and foundations. Prepare the project scope of works, design specifications, specifications for construction procedures and methods, and bill of material.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Actively participate in securing T&D projects by sourcing active RFPs and developing proposals.
  • As revenue grows in the T&D market in the US, help to build and manage a team of T&D Engineers to supplement the other disciplines that currently make up the SNC-Lavalin US Power Solutions BU (Civil/Structural, Mechanical, I&C, Electrical, Process, Piping, Pipe Stress).
  • Detailed design and engineering of 12 kV to 500 kV overhead transmission line projects from conceptual design through to construction.
  • Detailed design of underground transmission line projects from 12 kV to 230 kV.
  • Conduct feasibility and planning studies.
  • Prepare planning and detailed project cost estimates including engineering, materials, and construction.
  • Prepare construction and material specifications and scope documents for construction tenders and contracts.
  • Act as a mentor to junior engineers. Interface with clients and contractors.
  • Coordinate with various disciplines, review work of other engineers and technologists.
  • Interface with permitting agencies and regulatory bodies.
  • Perform field reviews of work during construction.
  • Ability to take on a project engineer and/or project manager role as required.

What will you contribute?

  • P.E. registration required.
  • 10-15 years transmission lines design experience.
  • Technical acuity in T&D Engineering is required.
  • Ability to inform design process based on previous experience with similar projects.
  • Strong proficiency using PLS software suite; PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE and PLS-TOWER.
  • Ability to perform EMF studies and line loss analysis.
  • Transmission structure foundation design experience is an asset, including direct embed and concrete pier foundation design.
  • Experience using GIS software packages like ArcGIS is an asset.
  • Experience with transmission tower structural analysis is an asset.
  • Familiar with applicable codes, standards, and regulations applicable to transmission line design in the United States.
  • Experience with thermal upgrading and line condition assessments is strongly desired.

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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