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Job Ref:  31684
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Newark
11/10/2016 05:10
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

Project Engineer - Power Transmission Systems:

The Project Engineer - Power Transmission Systems will be trained in the use of industry standard engineering tools in order to develop transmission project plans, specifications, design documentation and estimates. Key functions will encompass transmission line design and drafting. S/he will also be proficient in using state-of-the-art CADD software packages. Effective staff communications abilities with all levels of WSP|PB are also essential.

The Company:

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff provides analysis, design and construction management for the transmission, distribution, generation and control of electric energy. Our clients include utility companies, government facilities and industrial companies that seek a connection to a power transmission or distribution network. We are currently engaged on a contract to provide owner's engineering services to Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) in support of a five-year power transmission capital program valued at more than $1.8 billion. T&D needs strong technical professionals to manage this project and to further grow its US business.

The PHI Project:

PHI is a major energy delivery company serving two million customers in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The PHI program will include both overhead and underground power transmission systems, with the majority of the work involving overhead transmission. Voltage classes include 69kV, 115kV, 138kV, 230kV, and 500kV for overhead; and 69kV, 138kV, and 230kV for underground. Project types being designed are typically associated with local and regional load requirements, system expansion in support of regional requirements, and reliability. As owner's engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff will manage and coordinate the activities of the design engineering consultants engaged in the transmission plan to ensure efficient delivery of specific project designs and full compliance with PHI standards and specifications and/or industry standards and codes. The firm will perform comprehensive design and constructability reviews and quality assurance tasks. It also will provide additional expertise as needed in areas such as civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering; maintenance and protection of traffic; environmental services; and permitting.

Project Engineer's Principal Duties:
      • Develop a CADD library for transmission line projects using available information and input from the engineering team using AutoCAD
      • Under supervision, produced designs of transmission lines from conceptual through to Issue for Construction stage
      • Become proficient in the use of PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE and PLS-Tower
      • Assures that engineering services are commensurate with professional standards, client requirements and corporate objectives
      • Responsible for maintaining schedule, budget, and profitability of assigned projects
      • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements
Education Required:
      • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, preferably in Civil or Structural Engineering
Experience/Skills Required:
      • 2 years engineering or drafting experience
      • Strong communications skills
      • Prior experience with AutoCAD

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

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