Transmission Line Engineer - Senior-Level

 •  Sargent & Lundy Charlottesville, VA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17
Charlottesville, VA
5 - 7 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17


Sargent & Lundy has provided comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide. With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.


Our Core Values
We are a company of principled professionals guided by core values that have fundamentally shaped our business practices and culture. They provide us with guidance in the day-to-day performance of our work, and adherence to these values is our compass in all business conduct:

  • Exercise uncompromising integrity and ethics in the conduct of all business
  • Focus on client satisfaction in all activities
  • Maintain a highly competent and satisfied staff
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Improve continuously


This position will offer you the ability to apply and expand your knowledge of transmission line engineering including, conductors, hardware, insulation, structures, foundations and electrical principles to: 

  • Design transmission lines in the 69kV to 500kV range. 
  • Responsibility for cost analyses, development of design criteria, routing and siting of transmission lines. 
  • Responsibility for conductor selection studies, shielding, grounding and induction studies. 
  • Work with vendors and clients to specify transmission line components. 
  • Direct a small project team.

The position will also offer you the opportunity to:

  • Work withexperienced engineers and mentor less experienced staff
  • Work with a diverse client base and interact with the client and other project teams 
  • Occasional travel for site visits and client meetings
  • Develop proposals and cost estimates for new work

Dependent upon your location, this opportunity offers a generous relocation package.


Essential Skills and experience:

  • This position requires a BSCE or BSEE from an ABET-accredited engineering program 
  • Proficiency with PLS-CADD software to able to review transmission line models
  • 5 or more years of experience as a member of a project team in observing project schedules and budget constraints on diverse transmission assignments that have included the following: transmission line design incorporating code requirements, cost estimate development, schedule creation and coordination, the preparation of specifications for procurement of transmission line materials and construction, and liaising withconstruction and installation
  • Knowledge to verify/review right of way requirements, conductor sags/tensions, transmission line plan and profile drawings and construction documents
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans, drawings, and models
  • Experience in writing and providing support documentation for engineering calculations
  • Familiarity with design codes and standards such as NESC, IEC, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, and ACI 318
  • Proficiency withMS Office applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Have a current PE license or the ability to acquire one within one year 
  • Experience in developing engineering proposals and cost estimates 
  • Experiencewithscheduling 
  • Proficiency with any of the following programs: PLS-TOWER, SAG10, LPILE, MFAD, ArcGIS, CDEGS, AutoCAD, MicroStation.
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