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Substation Field Technician

Company: Leidos
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Job Description:

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

  • Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)
  • Professional Engineer License (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Leadership training
  • Management opportunities

In this role, you can also expect to gain

  • NESC expertise
  • Structural Pole Modeling
  • Electrical Power Calculations
  • GIS design training
  • Project management
  • Financial management

Leidos is seeking Field Technicians to work remotely in the Modesto, Santa Cruz or Redding area.

The successful Substation Field Technician candidate will support the following activities: 


o    Travel to sites as needed, perform inspections and return to the office to perform engineering design work.  Would be out in the field 2-3 days / week.
o    Perform engineering calculations such as: structural analysis for wood pole loading, guying calculations, specifying conductor sags and tensions for recommended spans, and calculation of voltage drop and flicker. 
o    Coordinate with permit agencies, right-of-way specialists, system owners, field leaders, forestry leaders, and 3rd party owners for joint-owned poles. 
o    Provide engineering support during construction, including post-construction reviews to ensure all applicable engineering and construction standards have been met. 
o    Conduct root cause analysis of outages and mitigation using engineering principles and design. 
 

Basic Qualifications:

o    HS diploma + 1 year of relevant experience
o    Must be local to the area. Will be working remotely, out of your home, and will be reimbursed for mileage. 
o    Knowledge of NESC Standards and Client Standards preferred. 
o    Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required 
o    Excellent verbal and written communications skills 
o    Willingness to perform both field and office work. 
o    Overnight travel may be required (10-20% travel) 
o    Ability to work in outdoor environments 
o    Ability to utilize personal vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed), cell phone and 8MP camera

The ideal candidate has prior experience doing field work and distribution component identification.

Leidos is a trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to Leidos for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within: the Top 10 T&D Firms, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms. Leidos is hiring an Engineering Tech in multiple locations. This Engineering Tech will perform field inspections, develop project design drawings, material lists, and cost estimates for electrical power delivery ranging from 4.8kV to 14.4kV. 

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External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Engineering Technologist

Pay Range:

#Remote

Keywords: Leidos, Santa Cruz , Substation Field Technician, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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