Sr. Lead High Voltage Electrical Engineer in Chicago

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Sr. Lead High Voltage Electrical Engineer in Chicago Illinois. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Chicago.


Position : Sr. Lead High Voltage Electrical Engineer

Work location : Chicago, Illinois

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full Time Sr. Lead High Voltage Electrical Engineer for our Kansas City office.  The following locations will also be considered: Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, and Cincinatti.  Be involved in projects with our Energy Sector Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 
The successful candidate is required to work within a multi-discipline team to design efficient and reliable electrical substations, transmission lines, and collection systems for T&D projects, renewable and energy storage projects, industrial facilities, data centers, O&G mistream facilities. The engineer will coordinate his/her design activities to maintain project schedules and ensure successful project completion. The engineer will also assist the pursuits team in preparation of estimates and project proposals. This position is accountable to provide all design activities in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including all of WSP’s policies and procedures, such as Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Your Impact

Preparation of project specifications for material and equipment purchase and installation.
Preliminary and detailed design of electrical substation facilities including site and bus work layouts, ground grids, controls, protection, and metering.
Preliminary and detailed design engineering for renewable energy and battery storage electrical collection systems 
Preliminary and detailed design engineering for transmission and “gen tie” lines 
Act as “Engineer of Record” to oversee design process, sign and seal electrical design drawing packages as required. 
Perform and oversee electrical power systems studies using ETAP, SKM, PSS/E, ASPEN and other software programs as may be necessary to support the design and interconneciton coordination processes.  
Delivery of accurate and thorough designs that will meet industry standards and specifications, and meet good engineering practice with excellent constructability.
Review of internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.
Resolving site queries, attending site meetings and performing site inspections during the construction phase of projects.
Maintaining complete project documentation with respect to substation design and construction, including all completion packages, as-built requirements and return data information.
Making and maintaining appropriate commitments to project teams and coordinating design activities with multi-disciplined project team members.
Maintaining good working relationships with internal groups that support projects.
Maintaining good working relationships with material suppliers, contractors, and any others that affect the quality, schedule and cost of projects.
Mentoring and providing guidance to developing engineers within the department.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Manage a team of WSP engineers including direct reports and internal peers to support delivery of tasks identified above. 
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
10+ years of relevant post education experience in renewable energy, transmission and/or substation design.
P.E. Registration and NCEES certified 
Knowledge of codes and standards such as IEEE and ANSI
Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-IL-Chicago, US-MN-Minneapolis, US-MO-Kansas City, US-OH-Cincinnati, US-TX-Houston

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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