Senior Substation Physical Designer - Remote/Virtual

Sargent Lundy Remote
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May 5, 2023
Sargent Lundy
Lawrence, KS


Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.


Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.


Quality – We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.


Accountability – Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.


Our People – We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.


Our Clients – We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.


Innovation – Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.


Meaningful Impact – We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


This is a remote/virtual position. Candidate can be based anywhere within the United States.


Due to continued growth, our Electric Grid Infrastructure Services Group is seeking an experienced Substation Physical Designer. 


As a Substation Physical Designer, you will be working in a project team environment with engineers and other designers involved in high and extra high voltage substation design. Responsibilities will include the preparation of the following substation drawings:

  • Substation General Arrangement
  • Substation Electrical Equipment Plans
  • Substation Section Views (Elevations)
  • Substation Detailed Bill of Material
  • Substation Lightning Stroke Shielding Plan
  • Substation Grounding Plan
  • Substation Conduit, Electrical Connection and Grounding Details
  • Substation Below Grade Conduit/Raceway Plan
  • Control Building Equipment, Cable Tray, Lighting, Grounding Plans and Section

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting and incorporating vendor information into design deliverables.
  • Performing walkdowns at client facilities.
  • Applying Client's standards related to the work.



We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of 7 years of substation physical design experience.
  • An Associate’s Degree in Drafting, or a high school diploma and 2 or more years drafting course work or equivalent technical experience.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and MicroStation.
  • Ability to visualize parts in 3D without the aid of the computer. 

Valued Knowledge/Skills:

  • An Associate's Degree in Computer Aided Design.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including the ability to relate various equipment to a technical design.


Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.




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