Civil Engineer (Remote) - substation industry in Houston, TX at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/4/2021

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Job Description

JobID: 385403

Johnson Service Group is actively searching for a (remote) Civil Engineer in the substation industry

This is a direct hire full-time position

Remote: Able to work remotely in-home office


  • 3+ years of Civil Engineering and Substation experience
  • Experience using Mathcad (develop load)
  • Experience with STADD.Pro (calculations on steel)
  • Experience using RISA-3D (analysis of steel structures)
  • Experience with Power Line Systems Suites (PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE)
  • Foundation design experience (RISAFoundation, RISAFoot and LPILE)
  • Autodesk Inventor knowledge for structural models/drawings for structural calculation books. (a plus)
  • Able to read Geotechnical reports (a plus)
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Engineering E.I.T. or PE preferred.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Responsible for structural and physical substation design projects.
  • Substation design knowledgeable: structural steel, foundations, rigid and flexible bus design, substation layout, electrical clearance and safety requirements, and equipment functions and their purpose.
  • Perform structural calculations on a project, follow the design process, supporting the design team and providing technical advice.
  • Creating and/or checking structural steel designs and calculations, foundation designs and calculations, rigid bus calculations, and sag and tensions designs and calculations
  • Provide guidance, direction, instruction, and leadership to the design team pertaining to technical issues.
  • Applying engineering principles, judgment, and knowledge to develop innovative and cost saving solutions for all projects.
  • Produce accurate and organized structural calculations, for customer review, sizing all structural elements for structures to be fabricated as well as providing reactions for foundation design.
  • Knowledgeable of all design standards including applicable building codes and standards relating to physical and structural substation design.
  • Produce steel designs that meet all requirements of building codes, customer specifications, and equipment operational requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all reasonable efforts are made to keep steel designs within the quoted steel cost.
  • Work with Structural Design Coordinators to efficiently create accurate structural models to feed the design process.
  • Check all structural models before calculations are submitted for a project.
  • Knowledge of all electrical clearance requirements, and assure they are met.
  • Knowledge of the function and operation of all substation equipment. Applying this knowledge is critical to producing adequate structure designs.
  • Capable of reviewing/checking the bus design and structural layout for all projects.
  • Produce foundation designs and foundation construction drawings.
  • Follow the project throughout the design process, support the design team on technical matters, and ensure that their design intent is maintained.
  • Schedule any necessary check points for drawing and/or drawing package review to ensure the highest quality possible (ex. scheduling a checking session) to review the entire drawings package for an EPC job to ensure all changes or modifications along the way were incorporated.
  • Funnel structural-related submittals through the responsible engineer for review prior to submittal.
  • Assist the Proposal Department, when required, by providing structural design and anchor bolt estimates for bid purposes, including sketches for customer clarifications when required.
  • Structural design estimates will typically involve determining weights of individual structures.
  • Work with substation designers to improve accuracy and efficiency in production of construction and shop drawings.
  • Work with project managers and/or substation designers to coordinate structural portions of projects.
  • Work with project managers/coordinators to resolve field problems in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
  • Work with other engineering staff members in order to improve accuracy and efficiency of design methods.

Please send resumes to Kathleen Rouse at and contact me directly at 770-635-1347



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