Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Electrical Substation Physical Designer

  • USA
  • Design /UX / UI

Job description

Additional Cities

Oakbrook Terrace, San Ramon
Career Level

Relocation Assistance


GE Renewable Energy
Business Segment

Renewable Energy Grid Solutions


United States
Additional States/Provinces

California, Illinois
Postal Code

Role Summary/Purpose

The Electrical Substation Physical Designer is responsible for supporting Electrical Substation Project Engineers and producing timely and accurate drawing packages for complex power delivery projects & proposals, including plan views and elevations, structural / electrical details, ground grid and foundation drawings, tray / conduit / trough drawings, duct bank drawings, and a detailed bill of material. All work must be done to applicable CAD and engineering standards.
Essential Responsibilities

As theElectrical Substation Physical Designer, you will: 

·  Develop substation drawings using working knowledge of the NEC, NESC and/or customer specifications
·  Develop detailed substation layouts / elevations from power one line drawings and basic sketches
·  Generate material take-offs
·  Develop detailed bills of material for substation power equipment, conduit / trough, and cable trays
·  Provide performance based and economic evaluations, selection, application, troubleshooting and maintenance practices for designs
·  Support troubleshooting of field during installation and commissioning
·  Complete complex drawing packages with minimal / no supervision from sketches provided by others
·  Follow quality procedures and standard design processes
·  Perform thorough review checks of own work and the work of others
·  Update engineers and PM with job completion estimates and status


·  Associate's Degree in Drafting and Design Technology from an accredited university or college (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years progressive relative work experience)
·  Minimum of 2 years of experience designing substation physical drawings, and creating detailed bills of materials
·  Minimum of 2 years of drafting experience in Bentley Microstation or AutoCAD

·  Ability and willingness to travel a minimum of 10% to support design projects
·  PLEASE NOTE: This position can be located in either Oakbrook,
IL or San Ramon, CA.  Relocation assistance is offered.

Desired Characteristics

·  Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering  from an accredited university or college
·  Minimum of 5 years of experience as an electrical physical designer for a utility or engineering firm
·  Knowledge of electrical drawing symbols and their purpose
·  Ability to read one-lines and three-line substation drawings
·  Experience with substation AIS and GIS substation design in 3D with BIM
·  Experience with field installation and construction
·  Experience with electrical substation design, including GIS HV and EHV products
·  Experience with major U.S. utility substation design standards   
·  Programming experience using VBA for Microsoft Excel and/or Access
·  High proficiency with both AutoCAD and Bentley Microstation
·  Design experience with civil foundations, steel detailing, and electrical power equipment such as support structures and insulators
·  Cross knowledge of protection and control design, including schematics and wiring
·  Solid understanding of design drafting practices and engineering systems utilized in the power industry
·  Ability to develop rendering for 3D CAD as well as Virtual or Augmented Reality walk or fly throughs
·  Demonstrated knowledge of desktop computers and Microsoft Office products
·  Demonstrated familiarity with web-based design collaboration sites and drawing management systems
·  Ability to work independently and effectively interface with a multi-discipline engineering team and project managers
·  Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills
·  Continually strives for a professional product with a quality & process mindset
·  Experience following quality assurance processes while working in a projects schedule-driven environment
·  Customer focused with ability to adapt to various customer standards
·  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Primary Country

United States
Primary State/Province

Primary City

Oakbrook Terrace