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Substation Design Engineer - Experienced

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SGF - Springfield, MO
4-Year Degree
$85,000.00 - $145,000.00 Salary
Less than 10%
Engineering - Electrical


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.


Any additional responsibilities, including managing a project team, will be commensurate with the candidates experience level.


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
  • Additional duties may be assigned, as needed


  • 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)



  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Paid holidays
  • Company-paid medical and dental coverage with buy-up options
  • Vision
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance available
  • Short-term disability available
  • FSA and HSA options
  • 401(k) + company matching
  • Discretionary bonuses
  • Education assistance


Company Overview:


Toth and Associates, Inc. (TOTH) was incorporated in December 2003 as 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.


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